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Temitope Oluwatoyin Siyanbade

The Law Office of Temi Siyanbade
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  • Texas
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Most business owners are reactive instead of proactive so they neglect foundational business law issues until its too late. My firm focuses on providing support to help business owners avoid costly legal mistakes so that they can protect their brands, grow their businesses, and secure their wealth.

We provide services in the areas of:
- LLC formation
- Start up law (C corporations)
- LLC documentation
- Corporate documents
- Business Succession
- Intellectual Property (Copyright, trademark, trade secrets)
- LLC reinstatements
- Corporate reinstatements
- Contract review
- Licensing Agreements
- Franchise Agreements

Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Finance, Business Formation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions
Law Practice
Entertainment & Sports Law
Intellectual Property
Trademark Registration
Communications & Internet Law
Internet Law, Media & Advertising, Telecommunications Law
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 24090393
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  • English
  • Yoruba
Professional Experience
The Law Office of Temi Siyanbade
University of Houston Law Center
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2022 WealthCounsel Excellence in Innovation
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Woman of Impact Honoree
Built to Impact
Professional Associations
Texas State Bar  # 24090393
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Articles & Publications
Women In the Law - A Millennial's Perspective
Speaking Engagements
Lights, Camera, Action for Marketing and Client Development, ABA TECHSHOW, Chicago, Illinois
Reclaiming Your Freedom through Entrepreneurship, Reclaim Conference, Houston, Texas.
Websites & Blogs
Ask Temi Live! Podcast
Fortify and Flourish Podcast
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered
Q. I want to start a company called “Natura Wipes”. I would like to know if this could cause any legal issues?
A: It depends. When exploring whether you can use a name without running into issues, you have to do a trademark search. The most basic trademark search can be done using the USPTO's website, but you have to search variations of the word or phrase that you are interested in search. The reason why you must search variations is because the legal standard for that courts use to determine whether someone has "infringed" (illegally copied) on someone's work is not what you think it would be. Most people thing that you only break the law if you are exactly like someone else's however, that's a myth. You can break the law with much less.

If there is a "likelihood of confusion," meaning a chance that consumers could confuse your trademark for another trademark that already exists and is selling products similar to yours, that is enough to be an infringement. It doesn't matter if you spell it differently.

There are more considerations for this question like:

- What type of business are you planning on carrying out?

- Who are your target customers?

- Have you started using the mark in you business already?

- What types of Goods and services are your providing?

At the end of the day, research must be done to answer this. Your best bet is to reach out to legal counsel in this area and allow them to do a comprehensive search to make sure you are in the clear once they understand what you would like to secure.
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The Law Office of Temi Siyanbade
9950 Westpark Dr
Houston, TX 77063
Telephone: (713) 300-9204