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Provide a consultation on trademark ownership and rights to the co-founder of a social enterprise committed to expanding surf culture, cultivating community and taking care of the planet.
Farhana put a great deal of her personal money and labor into starting and growing Brown Girl Surf and has owned the organization’s trademark since inception. Since leaving Brown Girl Surf, she has licensed the trademark back to the organization for a nominal amount. The most recent licensing agreement lapsed in 2019, but Brown Girl Surf has continued using the mark. Farhana is now seeking a consultation to discuss what rights she has to the mark, and what the process would look like if she transferred all rights to the current entity.