Los Angeles, CA asked in Legal Malpractice and Trademark 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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  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If you are not physically located in California and do not maintain a physical presence in California, you may not need to register your virtual law firm with the California State Bar or comply with California's registration and disclosure requirements for law firms. However, if you intend to offer legal services to clients located in California, you should consult with a California attorney to ensure that you are in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. It is also important to note that you may be subject to the jurisdiction of the California courts if you engage in conduct that is considered to be practicing law in California without being properly licensed or registered.

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