About MarkStar Law

J. Alison Grabell founded MarkStarLaw in 2017, building on a 20-year career at California and national intellectual property and full-service law firms. Following her diplomatic service and before earning her J.D. degree, she was a certified intellectual property paralegal.

Alison received a bachelor of arts degree from Mount Holyoke College and a master’s degree in international public policy from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. She served in the U.S. Foreign Service before moving to Los Angeles. During the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, she volunteered as a protocol officer at the UCLA Olympic Village.

Clients and legal peers have recognized Alison as a significant voice in the IP legal landscape. She was named by Super Lawyers® early in her career, most recently from 2015 through 2019. The Los Angeles Business Journal included her as one of its “Angelenos to Know in Intellectual Property Law.” She is admitted to practice before all U.S. District Courts in California as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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Providing Comprehensive Advice

Alison offers her international acumen and deep legal background in IP matters to assist clients in resolving issues throughout the lifecycle of their intellectual property. She assists clients in:

  • Conducting due diligence to clear proposed trademarks
  • Preparing, filing and prosecuting trademark applications at the U.S. Trademark Office
  • Preparing and filing copyright applications
  • Enforcing and defending trademark rights before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Trademark Office

Alison brings real-world understanding of the business impact of decisions related to intellectual property protection, licensing and enforcement. She has lectured widely on IP topics, including trademark fraud, contracts in the creative fields and international trademark concerns. She provides advice and strategies customized to clients’ needs and strategizes solutions to specific IP challenges.

Decades Of Trusted Experience In IP Law

MarkStarLaw‘s clients benefit from Alison’s nearly 25 years of legal experience in intellectual property law. The practice provides comprehensive and focused intellectual property advice.

Serving clients throughout California, nationally and internationally.