Los Angeles, CA asked in Trademark and Business Law for California

Q: Do I need to register my virtual law firm?

I am licensed in Georgia but I will be using my "law firm" solely to file trademark applications for clients. Do I need to register my law firm (LLC, PC, etc.) or can I operate as is?

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: If you plan to operate your virtual law firm from California, you may need to register with the California State Bar as a foreign legal consultant or form a professional corporation (PC) or professional limited liability company (PLLC) in California. The specific requirements may depend on the details of your situation, so it may be helpful to consult with an attorney or the California State Bar for guidance on what is required in your specific circumstances.

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