Michelle Murphy

Small Business Attorney

Meet the lawyer behind the computer screen. Hi, my name is Michelle Murphy.

What do I do?
If you are scared to put your business out there because you are afraid that someone might steal your name or keep working with clients who refuse to pay you after you've done all the work, you've come to the right person.

I'm a small business attorney that focuses on trademark registration so that copycats have legal repercussions for stealing from you. Those repercussions include money and attorney's fees.

I also draft and review service based contracts so that anyone who works with you has to agree AND sign a legally binding contract that lays out all the rules they have to follow. If they don't, then they can expect to see you in court. 

With legal protections in place, you can focus on growing and scaling your business without being scared that it could all come toppling down like a Jenga board that's just hanging on. 

Who do I serve?
I work with creative entrepreneurs and small business owners who know that it's time to stop putting the legal "stuff" on the back burner. As someone who had to learn along the way what a business needs legally, I know how it feels to spin in circles trying to figure it out (spoiler: They don't teach you how to run a law firm in law school, so I get it). 

All Clarity Calls and Strategy Sessions are non-refundable. If you are a no show, Wilson Murphy Law is not obligated to reschedule and you will not get your money back. 


I’d love to see your name in my calendar. To schedule your consultation, book below.

I'm a CPA for online small business owners, and I hired Michelle to review my service contract. I was aware of certain areas that needed stronger language and revisions, but Michelle was able to make suggestions that were simple for my clients to understand and that emphasized specific terms of service to protect both parties. Her turnaround time was swift, and she was incredibly responsive to my questions.

Dondrea

CPA

In efforts to ensure my existing contract was professional I hired Michelle Wilson for a contract review. Considering it was 8 pages of information I composed I wasn’t sure if was covering everything it needed to cover. Michelle Reviewed my contract and made suggestions on how I could improve it. Her response time and communication during the process was excellent. I am now 100% certain that my contract is professional and detailed. I would recommend her services and look forward to referring her to those who may need her expertise.

Latifah

Owner

Michelle Wilson was my Third stop in starting my online presence, she should have been the first! Starting an internet presence isn't as simple as creating a username! Michelle understood what I was trying to accomplish and WE are PROTECTING ME and my FUTURE SUCESS!

Jai

Author

I needed help getting information about Trademarking my business. I didn’t know anything compared to the amount of information Michelle gave me. She was able to lay all the kinks I may hit along the way. She was able to tell me what I needed to do, what good things to expect and what documents I needed to know about. Being aware is so important and Michelle helped with that! She was extremely attentive and got back with me quickly. Her communication skills are on par and I admired the way she communicated the information that was offered to me. Cannot wait to work with her in the future!!! I definitely trust that she knows what she’s doing.

Andrea

Business Owner
Trademark registration takes between 8-12 months from start to finish. 
  • Registering a trademark gives you national rights to your name, logo, etc.
  • A registered trademark allows you to take your copycat to federal court and receive certain statutory rights.
  • You also have leverage when sending a cease and desist letter to a copycat.
  • A registered trademark also allows you to expand internationally more easily. 
  1. You'll get a trademark search that will tell you if your mark has any issues.
  2. I'll prepare and file the trademark application.
  3. I'll monitor the progress of the application as it gets reviewed by the Trademark Office and respond to any questions the Trademark Office has during that review.
No, you can file a 1(b) application which allows a mark to be filed without showing use at the time of filing. A 1(b) application preserves your rights on the trademark register as the first filed mark. When you start using your trademark, I will file a “statement of use” where you'll show the Trademark Office that you're using your trademark. 
Forever... as long as you pay the maintenance fees. 

Maintenance fees are due after the first five years of registration, then the ninth year, then every ten years after that. 
No, you will only have trademark rights in the United States. For international protection you must file an application in the countries where you would like trademark protection.
™- A company is claiming common law rights only. These are limited to the geographic region your business is in.  
® - You registered your mark with the Trademark Office. You can't use this symbol if you haven't registered your trademark with the Trademark Office.


Yes! Since trademarking is federal law, I can work with you in whatever state you or your business resides.

Michelle Murphy

Small Business Attorney

About Me

Meet the lawyer behind the computer screen. Hi, my name is Michelle Murphy.

What do I do?
If you are scared to put your business out there because you are afraid that someone might steal your name or keep working with clients who refuse to pay you after you've done all the work, you've come to the right person.

I'm a small business attorney that focuses on trademark registration so that copycats have legal repercussions for stealing from you. Those repercussions include money and attorney's fees.

I also draft and review service based contracts so that anyone who works with you has to agree AND sign a legally binding contract that lays out all the rules they have to follow. If they don't, then they can expect to see you in court. 

With legal protections in place, you can focus on growing and scaling your business without being scared that it could all come toppling down like a Jenga board that's just hanging on. 

Who do I serve?
I work with creative entrepreneurs and small business owners who know that it's time to stop putting the legal "stuff" on the back burner. As someone who had to learn along the way what a business needs legally, I know how it feels to spin in circles trying to figure it out (spoiler: They don't teach you how to run a law firm in law school, so I get it). 

All Clarity Calls and Strategy Sessions are non-refundable. If you are a no show, Wilson Murphy Law is not obligated to reschedule and you will not get your money back. 


I’d love to see your name in my calendar. To schedule your consultation, book below.

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Testimonials

I'm a CPA for online small business owners, and I hired Michelle to review my service contract. I was aware of certain areas that needed stronger language and revisions, but Michelle was able to make suggestions that were simple for my clients to understand and that emphasized specific terms of service to protect both parties. Her turnaround time was swift, and she was incredibly responsive to my questions.

Dondrea

CPA

In efforts to ensure my existing contract was professional I hired Michelle Wilson for a contract review. Considering it was 8 pages of information I composed I wasn’t sure if was covering everything it needed to cover. Michelle Reviewed my contract and made suggestions on how I could improve it. Her response time and communication during the process was excellent. I am now 100% certain that my contract is professional and detailed. I would recommend her services and look forward to referring her to those who may need her expertise.

Latifah

Owner

Michelle Wilson was my Third stop in starting my online presence, she should have been the first! Starting an internet presence isn't as simple as creating a username! Michelle understood what I was trying to accomplish and WE are PROTECTING ME and my FUTURE SUCESS!

Jai

Author

I needed help getting information about Trademarking my business. I didn’t know anything compared to the amount of information Michelle gave me. She was able to lay all the kinks I may hit along the way. She was able to tell me what I needed to do, what good things to expect and what documents I needed to know about. Being aware is so important and Michelle helped with that! She was extremely attentive and got back with me quickly. Her communication skills are on par and I admired the way she communicated the information that was offered to me. Cannot wait to work with her in the future!!! I definitely trust that she knows what she’s doing.

Andrea

Business Owner

FAQ

Trademark registration takes between 8-12 months from start to finish. 
  • Registering a trademark gives you national rights to your name, logo, etc.
  • A registered trademark allows you to take your copycat to federal court and receive certain statutory rights.
  • You also have leverage when sending a cease and desist letter to a copycat.
  • A registered trademark also allows you to expand internationally more easily. 
  1. You'll get a trademark search that will tell you if your mark has any issues.
  2. I'll prepare and file the trademark application.
  3. I'll monitor the progress of the application as it gets reviewed by the Trademark Office and respond to any questions the Trademark Office has during that review.
No, you can file a 1(b) application which allows a mark to be filed without showing use at the time of filing. A 1(b) application preserves your rights on the trademark register as the first filed mark. When you start using your trademark, I will file a “statement of use” where you'll show the Trademark Office that you're using your trademark. 
Forever... as long as you pay the maintenance fees. 

Maintenance fees are due after the first five years of registration, then the ninth year, then every ten years after that. 
No, you will only have trademark rights in the United States. For international protection you must file an application in the countries where you would like trademark protection.
™- A company is claiming common law rights only. These are limited to the geographic region your business is in.  
® - You registered your mark with the Trademark Office. You can't use this symbol if you haven't registered your trademark with the Trademark Office.


Yes! Since trademarking is federal law, I can work with you in whatever state you or your business resides.