Q: What type of lawyer(s) do I need?
I am designing a skin product which will require taking sand/minerals from overseas beaches and bringing it into Australia. My lawyer will also need extensive knowledge of product/testing laws. What type of lawyer(s) do I need?
Thank you kindly.
A: You might want to speak to several different types of lawyers. If you intent to operate as an entity other than a sole individual, you could speak to a business formation attorney as to what types of corporate structures are available. You could look into what types of attorneys handle legal issues arising in clinical testing of your product and introducing it into the public stream of commerce. It could be worthwhile to look into whether any health, environmental, customs issues arise in the importing of sand. If you plan to protect your formula, a patent attorney could offer you insight there. If you come up with a name you intent to protect, a trademark attorney could offer guidance there. Once you start speaking with attorneys, you will likely identify additional areas to look into. Good luck
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