Elliot Zimmerman, BCS, P.A.
Board Certified Intellectual Property Lawyer
Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
1776 N Pine Island Road, Suite 224
Plantation, FL 33322

Who are we?

We here at BrandMasters.Law will help create and aggressively protect the brand for your products and services. We will assist in the selection and retention of marketing experts, artists, writers, performers, and others needed to promote your brand. We will apply for registration of your trademark, service mark, and/or copyright. Additionally, we are well respected and experienced in negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and/or litigation to enforce your rights. In short, we will be behind you each and every step along the way…

What does “Branding“ mean?

Branding is a set of marketing and communication methods that help to distinguish a company or products from competitors, aiming to create a lasting impression in the minds of customers. The key components that form a brand’s toolbox include a brand’s identity, brand communication (such as by logos and trademarks), brand awareness, brand loyalty, and various branding (brand management) strategies. Many companies believe that there is often little to differentiate between several types of products in the 21st century, and therefore branding is one of a few remaining forms of product differentiation.” See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brand.

Let us scope out your needs  by researching your Brand.

Searching your brand is important because if you begin using a name or logo without conducting a comprehensive trademark search (federal, state and common law trademark search), you run the risk of infringing someone else’s mark.


Elliot Zimmerman, BCS, P.A.
Board Certified Intellectual Property Lawyer
Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
1776 N Pine Island Road, Suite 224
Plantation, FL 33322

Welcome to BrandMasters.Law™, your turn key complete branding solution.

Elliot Zimmerman is a Board Certified Intellectual Property Lawyer, who offers a one stop master solution to create and aggressively protect your personal and/or commercial branding of your products and services. He is an experienced and well respected trademark and copyright lawyer, who not only engages in contractual, transactional,  and United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) matters, including but not limited to trademark applications together with Trial and Appeal  Board cases, but also in complex intellectual property litigation, both nationally and internationally.

Mr. Zimmerman is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell, which indicates he has reached the height of professional excellence and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.

Mr. Zimmerman has served as lawyer, litigator, producer, director, performer, web master, and/or programmer for clients such as The Florida Bar International Law Section, The Florida Bar Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section, Musicians Exchange, Whole Foods Market, Planet Hollywood, Luther Campbell (2 Live Crew), Aretha Franklin, Bobby Kimball (Toto), The Coasters, The Ink Spots, The Flamingos, Honus Wagner (The Flying Dutchman) Company and others.  To review his resume, click here.

Work your business, and leave the rest to us at Brand Masters Law™.


Elliot Zimmerman, BCS, P.A.
Board Certified Intellectual Property Lawyer
Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
1776 N Pine Island Road, Suite 224
Plantation, FL 33322



  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Florida State Courts
  • Federal Copyright and Trademark Litigation In All Forums


  • Trademark
  • Copyright
  • Branding


  • Incorporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Partnerships
  • Limited Partnerships
  • Joint Ventures

TELEVISION AND RADIO: including broadcast licensing and regulatory issues, mechanical licenses, and general intellectual property issues, especially relating to copyright and trademark;

VISUAL ARTS AND DESIGN: including fine arts, issues of consignment of artworks to art dealers, moral rights of sculptors regarding works in public places; and industrial design, issues related to the protection of graphic design elements in products;

DEFAMATION (libel and slander), personality rights and privacy rights;

MULTIMEDIA: including software licensing issues, video game development and production, Information technology law, and general intellectual property issues;

MEDIA LAW, including the following:

  • Advertising
  • Broadcasting
  • Censorship
  • Confidentiality
  • Contempt
  • Copyright
  • Firm law
  • Defamation
  • Entertainment law
  • Freedom of information
  • Internet & on-line services
  • Information Technology
  • Privacy
  • Telecommunications


  • Mass Copyright Infringement Suit Defense
  • Website Privacy Policies
  • Website Development Contracts
  • Copyright
  • Trademark
  • Domain Name Disputes
  • Web Hosting Contracts
  • Service Provider Agreements
  • Software Development Contracts
  • Site License Agreements
  • Employment Contracts
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Assignments
  • Technology Licensing
  • Escrow Agreements
  • Software Consulting Agreements
  • Web Consulting Contracts
  • Web Advertising Contracts
  • Data Ownership
  • CyberSquatting
  • Internet Attacks & Hacking
  • Unfair Competition
  • Unfair Trade Practices
  • Defamation
  • Uniform Computer Info. Trans. Act
  • Computer Fraud & Abuse Act
  • Uniform Electronic Transactions Act
  • Electronic Signatures Act

MUSIC: including talent agreements (musicians, composers), producer agreements, synchronization rights, music industry negotiations and general intellectual property issues, especially relating to copyright;

FILM: covering option agreements, finance, chain of title issues, talent agreements (screenwriters, film directors, actors, composers, production designers), production and post production and trade union issues, distribution issues, motion picture industry negotiations distribution, and general intellectual property issues especially relating to copyright and, to a lesser extent, trademarks;

THEATER: including rental agreements and co-production agreements, and other performance oriented legal issues;

Trademark Classes



CLASS 1 (Chemicals) Chemicals used in industry, science and photography, as well as in agriculture, horticulture and forestry; unprocessed artificial resins, unprocessed plastics; manures; fire extinguishing compositions; tempering and soldering preparations; chemical substances for preserving foodstuffs; tanning substances; adhesives used in industry.

CLASS 2 (Paints) Paints, varnishes, lacquers; preservatives against rust and against deterioration of wood; colorants; mordants; raw natural resins; metals in foil and powder form for painters, decorators, printers and artists. Explanatory Note This class includes mainly paints, colorants and preparations used for the protection against corrosion. Includes, in particular: paints, varnishes and lacquers for industry, handicrafts and arts; dyestuffs for clothing; colorants for foodstuffs and beverages.

CLASS 3 (Cosmetics and cleaning preparations) Bleaching preparations and other substances for laundry use; cleaning, polishing, scouring and abrasive preparations; soaps; perfumery, essential oils, cosmetics, hair lotions; dentifrices.

CLASS 4 (Lubricants and fuels) Industrial oils and greases; lubricants; dust absorbing, wetting and binding compositions; fuels (including motor spirit) and illuminants; candles, wicks.

CLASS 5 (Pharmaceuticals) Pharmaceutical, veterinary and sanitary preparations; dietetic substances adapted for medical use, food for babies; plasters, materials for dressings; material for stopping teeth, dental wax; disinfectants; preparations for destroying vermin; fungicides, herbicides.

CLASS 6 (Metal goods) Common metals and their alloys; metal building materials; transportable buildings of metal; materials of metal for railway tracks; non-electric cables and wires of common metal; iron mongery, small items of metal hardware; pipes and tubes of metal; safes; goods of common metal not included in other classes; ores.

CLASS 7 (Machinery) Machines and machine tools; motors and engines (except for land vehicles); machine coupling and transmission components (except for land vehicles); agricultural implements other than hand-operated; incubators for eggs.

CLASS 8 (Hand tools) Hand tools and implements (hand operated); cutlery; side arms; razors.

CLASS 9 (Electrical and scientific apparatus) Scientific, nautical, surveying, electric, photographic, cinematographic, optical, weighing, measuring, signaling, checking (supervision), lifesaving and teaching apparatus and instruments; apparatus for recording, transmission or reproduction of sound or images; magnetic data carriers, recording discs; automatic vending machines and mechanisms for coin operated apparatus; cash registers, calculating machines, data processing equipment and computers; fire-extinguishing apparatus.

CLASS 10 (Medical Apparatus) Surgical, medical, dental and veterinary apparatus and instruments, artificial limbs, eyes and teeth; orthopedic articles; suture materials.

CLASS 11 (Environmental control apparatus) Apparatus for lighting, heating, steam generating, cooking, refrigerating, drying, ventilating, water supply and sanitary purposes.

CLASS 12 (Vehicles) Vehicles; apparatus for locomotion by land, air or water.

CLASS 13 (Firearms) Firearms; ammunition and projectiles; explosives; fireworks.

CLASS 14 (Jewelry) Precious metals and their alloys and goods in precious metals or coated therewith, not included in other classes; jewelry, precious stones; horological and chronometric instruments.

CLASS 15 (Musical Instruments) Musical instruments.

CLASS 16 (Paper goods and printed matter) Paper, cardboard and goods made from these materials, not included in other classes; printed matter; bookbinding material; photographs; stationery; adhesives for stationery or household purposes; artists’ materials; paint brushes; typewriters and office requisites (except furniture); instructional and teaching material (except apparatus); plastic materials for packaging (not included in other classes); playing cards; printers’ type; printing blocks.

CLASS 17 (Rubber goods) Rubber, gutta-percha, gum, asbestos, mica and goods made from these materials and not included in other classes; plastics in extruded form for use in manufacture; packing, stopping and insulating materials; flexible pipes, not of metal.

CLASS 18 (Leather goods) Leather and imitations of leather, and goods made of these materials and not included in other classes; animal skins, hides; trunks and traveling bags; umbrellas, parasols and walking sticks; whips, harness and saddlery.

CLASS 19 (Nonmetallic building materials) Building materials (nonmetallic); nonmetallic rigid pipes for building; asphalt, pitch and bitumen; nonmetallic transportable buildings; monuments, not of metal.

CLASS 20 (Furniture and articles not otherwise classified) Furniture, mirrors, picture frames; goods (not included in other classes) of wood, cork, reed, cane, wicker, horn, bone, ivory, whalebone, shell, amber, mother-of-pearl, meerschaum and substitutes for all these materials, or of plastics.

CLASS 21 (Housewares and glass) Household or kitchen utensils and containers (not of precious metal or coated therewith); combs and sponges; brushes (except paint brushes); brush-making materials; articles for cleaning purposes; steel wool; un-worked or semi-worked glass (except glass used in building); glassware, porcelain and earthenware not included in other classes.

CLASS 22 (Cordage and fibers) Ropes, string, nets, tents, awnings, tarpaulins, sails, sacks and bags (not included in other classes); padding and stuffing materials (except of rubber or plastics); raw fibrous textile materials.

CLASS 23 (Yarns and threads) Yarns and threads, for textile use.

CLASS 24 (Fabrics) Textiles and textile goods, not included in other classes; bed and table covers.

CLASS 25 (Clothing) Clothing, footwear, headgear.

CLASS 26 (Fancy goods) Lace and embroidery, ribbons and braid; buttons, hooks and eyes, pins and needles; artificial flowers.

CLASS 27 (Floor coverings) Carpets, rugs, mats and matting, linoleum and other materials for covering existing floors; wall hangings (non-textile).

CLASS 28 (Toys and sporting goods) Games and playthings; gymnastic and sporting articles not included in other classes; decorations for Christmas trees.

CLASS 29 (Meats and processed foods) Meat, fish, poultry and game; meat extracts; preserved, dried and cooked fruits and vegetables; jellies, jams, fruit sauces; eggs, milk and milk products; edible oils and fats.

CLASS 30 (Staple foods) Coffee, tea, cocoa, sugar, rice, tapioca, sago, artificial coffee; flour and preparations made from cereals, bread, pastry and confectionery, ices; honey, treacle; yeast, baking-powder; salt, mustard; vinegar, sauces (condiments); spices; ice.

CLASS 31 (Natural agricultural products) Agricultural, horticultural and forestry products and grains not included in other classes; living animals; fresh fruits and vegetables; seeds, natural plants and flowers; foodstuffs for animals, malt.

CLASS 32 (Light beverages) Beers; mineral and aerated waters and other nonalcoholic drinks; fruit drinks and fruit juices; syrups and other preparations for making beverages.

CLASS 33 (Wine and spirits) Alcoholic beverages (except beers).

CLASS 34 (Smokers’ articles) Tobacco; smokers’ articles; matches.


CLASS 35 (Advertising and business) Advertising; business management; business administration; office functions.

CLASS 36 (Insurance and financial) Insurance; financial affairs; monetary affairs; real estate affairs.

CLASS 37 (Building construction and repair) Building construction; repair; installation services.

CLASS 38 (Telecommunications)

CLASS 39 (Transportation and storage) Transport; packaging and storage of goods; travel arrangement.

CLASS 40 (Treatment of materials) Treatment of materials.

CLASS 41 (Education and entertainment) Education; providing of training; entertainment; sporting and cultural activities.

CLASS 42 (Computer, scientific & legal) Scientific and technological services and research and design relating thereto: industrial analysis and research services; design and development of computer hardware and software; legal services.

CLASS 43 (Hotels and Restaurants) Services for providing food and drink; temporary accommodations.

CLASS 44 (Medical, beauty & agricultural) Medical services; veterinary services; hygienic and beauty care for human beings or animals; agriculture, horticulture and forestry services.

CLASS 45 (Personal) Personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals; security services for the protection of property and individuals.