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Brian J Elliott

Brian J Elliott

  • Business Law, Intellectual Property, Communications & Internet Law ...
  • Georgia, Nevada, Texas
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Brian Elliott - Austin Business Lawyer - is an experienced business and technology attorney based in Austin, Texas. Brian focuses his law practice on business transactions, intellectual property, cybersecurity and data privacy, finance and real estate. In addition to private practice of law, Brian has spent many years as an in-house general counsel in private equity, software, cloud technology, eCommerce and fashion and apparel sectors. In addition, Brian has represented his in-house and private practice clients in offensive and defensive commercial and complex civil litigation matters, including patent infringement, patent misuse, misappropriation of trade secrets, anti-trust, deceptive trade practices, breach of contract, fraud, false advertising, shareholder disputes and other business and intellectual property matters. Brian is a Certified Data Privacy Professional and is admitted to practice in the States of Texas, Nevada and Georgia.

Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Intellectual Property
Communications & Internet Law
Internet Law, Media & Advertising, Telecommunications Law
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate
Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
Arbitration & Mediation
Business - Arbitration/Mediation, Consumer - Arbitration/Mediation, Family - Arbitration/Mediation
Additional Practice Areas
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
  • Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner, Practice Group Leader
Scale LLP
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Corporate Counsel
Private Investment Firm
General Counsel
Fast Growth eCommerce Company
VP Business and Legal Affairs
Cloud Technology, SaaS, and Hardware
AVP Risk Management
National Bank Organization
Harvard University
Disruptive Strategy
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University of Miami School of Law
J.D. (1996)
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Certified Blockchain Expert
Blockchain Council
Professional Associations
State Bar of Texas  # 24101036
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State Bar of Nevada  # 11115
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Texas Board of Realtors
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State Bar of Gerogia  # 244109
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Speaking Engagements
General Counsel in Uncertain Times, In House Bootcamp
Scale LLP
How to Buy a Business, Las Vegas, NV
Small Business Development Center
Certified Information Privacy Manager
Certified Information Privacy Professional US (CIPP/US)
Certified Blockchain Expert
Blockchain Council
Websites & Blogs
ELLIOTT.LAW Austin Business Lawyer
Brian Elliott - Scale LLP
Elliott Law Articles
Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered
Q. Is the name of my podcast infringing a trademark, and should I change it?
A: Answers:

Could you get in hot water later? Yes, probably.

Is rebranding after 10 episodes less costly than a trademark fight later? Yes, certainly.

Does a slight rebranding reusing the same mark with minor changes provide unbreakable protection? Not likely.

What should you do? Call an attorney.
Q. Does a Washington state based LLC need to register as a foreign entity with Texas SOS?
A: Yes - a foreign entity doing business in Texas needs to be registered with the Texas Secretary of State. However, an entity that is created for the sole purpose of owning real estate may not need to be registered in TX even though the property is located in TX. While the entity that conducts the rental business is required to be registered, there may be good reasons that these two functions may not be in the same business entity,
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Contact & Map
100 E Whitestone Blvd
Cedar Park, TX 78613
Toll-Free: (512) 961-7000