Giselle Ayala Mateus

Giselle Ayala Mateus

Law Office of Giselle Ayala Mateus
  • Immigration Law, Intellectual Property, Business Law ...
  • New York
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Biography

After finishing law school in Colombia and being admitted to practice law in this country, Giselle came to the United States to complete an LLM with the Brooklyn Law School. While figuring it how to be a single mom law school student in the U.S., Giselle successfully completed her studies and a specialization in Business Law. ?Then, to complement her legal education and build her experience Giselle worked with the non-profit organization Good Counsel Services, whose work is focused on educating and empowering nonprofits and social entrepreneurs.

In 2018, Giselle created FOCUS JURÍDICO, a not-for-profit project focused on supporting Latinoamerican entrepreneurs and artists. Giselle was admitted to practice law in New York in 2019, and since then, she has served as counsel and representative on issues related to the review and drafting of commercial contracts, creative developments, transfer of intangible rights, and business formation in the United States. She has also performed as a leading attorney for adjustment of status, asylum application, work visas, interview with immigration officials, presentation and validation of foreign documents. Likewise, she has worked as a simultaneous interpreter for family processes, immigration, and application for public benefits.

Practice Areas
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
    Intellectual Property
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Trademarks
    Trademark Registration
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 5724505
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Principal Attorney
Law Office of Giselle Ayala Mateus
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Attorney
Law Office of Richard La Salle
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Education
Brooklyn Law School
LL.M. (2018) | Business Law
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Professional Associations
State Bar of New York  # 5724505
Member
Current
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American Immigration Lawyers Association New York Chapter
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Intellectual Property Law Association
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Law Office of Giselle Ayala Mateus
Legal Answers
11 Questions Answered
Q. I own a company in this same exact spelling and everything. Any advice ?
A: I suppose your question is if two companies with same name or trademark can coexist. Well there different considerations to make. In general terms two trademarks can exist if they are not substantially so as to cause likelihood of confusion. However, this is a legal term, one would need more information to give you a real answer. Additionally, for purpose of your trademark filing, if the other business is not opposing to the registration you may have a chance of being successful. Like my colleague said more information is necessary. I wrote this note which could be useful for you: https://www.ayalamateus.com/when-are-two-trademarks-considered-too-similar
Q. I came in on a fiancé visa in September 2019 was married in 0ctober . I 485 was filed. In May my USA spouse died.
A: In this kind of cases. USCIS must be notified. A death certificate must be submitted. The petition will be converted to a I-360 petition of a widower.
Q. Hello there. I’m opening a restaurant and was gonna use the DBA name as Pan Am. I know the airline is trade marked.
A: I general terms when two business of different industries have the same name this is not a problem if they as so different that consumers will not misleaded. That said, in the world of trademarks the airline could do two things if it discover that another business is using its name. It could send a cease and desist letter, or it could oppose a trademark registration of the same name before the USPTO. However, to be successful or to have a real possibility of winning in litigation the airline would have to prove consumer confusion or a substantial likelihood. Additionally, the airline would have to prove that it is so popular or well known that a consumer could be misled. This means, that the airline could have no real possibility of preventing another from using its same name. Nevertheless, if the airline has more money for legal fees, it may has a chance to drag another to a litigation it cannot win because of lack of resources to pay an attorney for a good defense. At the of the day, it all depends of the difference of the two business and of getting legal counsel ti determine risks and how to handle them.
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Law Office of Giselle Ayala Mateus
115 E 23rd St. Fl. 3. Suite 503
New York, NY 10010
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Closed