My experience working with the team at Crown, LLP has been exceptional and invaluable. The team advised, encouraged, and facilitated establishing protective copyrights for my images. This was critically important for publicity, exhibitions, and other legal protections for my photography business. The work served to secure present and future access to my images without concern about legal complications. 

I feel incredibly grateful and appreciative for the informed counsel and expertise provided by Crown, LLP.  They were always responsive and supportive to my questions and concerns as we worked through complex issues.  It was evident they had my best interests in the forefront of every decision. An excellent experience all around.  

Thank you, Elizabeth and all at Crown!”

Chloe Sherman, Photographer, Chloe Sherman Photography

Elizabeth and Owen have been invaluable to us as we’ve dealt with an explosion of Trademark and IP infringements over the last several years. Their approach has always been personal, yet professional, and I appreciate the fact that we’re treated like partners as opposed to just clients. They welcome the insights we have about our own brand, applying their expertise along with the proprietary knowledge we provide. I can’t emphasize how important that is to a niche brand such as Thrasher Magazine.

Tony Vitello, President and Publisher, High Speed Productions, Inc., dba Thrasher Magazine

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“I have worked with Elizabeth, Owen, and Crown for over a decade and when we established Burley Law, they were the obvious choice for looking after our clients’ interests in the USA.  It has been a delight to work with them.  The great thing is that they fit perfectly with our own ways of working: they are personable, expert, and always straightforward.  Even when the law is very complex, we get a clear answer – and despite being based in the UK, we have always had very responsive and attentive service.  This makes it so much easier for us to support our clients when they are looking to operate in the USA.  It is clear that they have built a very strong rapport with their clients which has led to a very loyal following of long-standing clients – and we are pleased to be one of them!”

Des Burley, Founder and Director, Burley Law

Elizabeth and Owen have been great partners for SKINN ever since we were referred to them a couple years ago. Trying to keep tabs on all the necessary filings, actions, oppositions, etc., in order to maintain the integrity of our intellectual property would be a full time job for someone on our end. However, working with Crown has made the process much more manageable as they guide us through all the necessary steps, putting them into layman’s terms along the way. They know the status of each and every mark, in each and every jurisdiction, at all times. The level of organization is not one we’d had in the past and has made utilization an easy chore for our team.

Joseph Peri, Cheif Operating Officer, SKINN


We have worked with Elizabeth, Owen, and Crown for several years and the things that stand out for me about their practice is that I always appreciate their quick response, detailed follow-up, and any special requests that we have they always work with us to go above and beyond and exceed our expectations.

Todd B. Rubin, Minister of Evolution, The Republic of Tea

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“Elizabeth and Owen, they’ve got it goin’,

And treat us like we’re Kings.
More importantly, they know IP,
And entertainment things.

Years ago, when times were slow,
We “poked the bear” you see,
But Elizabeth the Great, did not hesitate,
And Owen joined with She.

Together bound, they then unwound,
The complexities of marks.
They fought for us, they earned our trust,
And silenced [Name Withheld due to Confidentiality Agreement]’s barks!

And now we stand, astride the land,
We’re Financial Avengers®
We own that name and the content game,
Is ours for eternity.1

But this odd ballad, pale and pallid,
Cannot explain to thee,
The honest crutch and human touch,
That Crown®, LLP is to we.

They are our friends, until the end,
We rely on them constantly.
So don’t be stupid – it’s undisputed –
Hire them instantly.”

The Captain, The Oracle, Financial Avengers Inc.

1 As Elizabeth Rest, Owen Seitel, and Crown, LLP will assuredly inform you, no trademark lasts forever, and eternity, given its infinite state, cannot be quantified. Therefore, this sentence is hyperbole, and our testimonial makes no claims to the ‘eternal’ nature of Crown, LLP’s work in trademark, entertainment, and intellectual property law. We do, however, own our marks now and in the future – here, there, and everywhere – and because of that, we highly recommend their services. Not only are they exceptional attorneys, they are also delightful human beings.

I work with dozens and dozens of trademark attorneys around the world and I rank Elizabeth among the best. She is extremely knowledgeable, responsive, efficient, and a pleasure to work with. I consider her an integral part of Sunsweet Growers’ global brand protection efforts and she has my highest recommendation.

Mark R. Leonard, General Counsel at Sunsweet Growers Inc.

Kala Brand Music has five brands with trademarks in 46 countries plus the European Union. We have worked with Elizabeth since 2012 to navigate the filing, registration, maintenance, and policing of these marks with great results. The team at Crown, LLP are a pleasure to work with and have added incredible value to our company’s Intellectual Property.

Michael J. Upton, President, Kala Brand Music Co.

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Owen has provided me valuable counsel and representation in my endeavors in the film industry for decades. In my work as a screenwriter, Owen has assisted with the negotiation and documentation of option and sale agreements as well as counsel concerning guild issues and co-writing scenarios. As a producer and director Owen has assisted throughout the development and production process, from contracting with personnel and vendors through distribution. I highly recommend Owen, Elizabeth and Crown to anyone involved in the creative industries.

Robert Archer Lynn, Screenwriter, Producer

For nearly fifteen years I’ve worked with Owen and Elizabeth of Crown on everything from publishing contracts to copyright issues and establishing trademarks. The longevity of our relationship speaks volumes. Owen and Elizabeth have been incredibly helpful on all fronts over the years and I continue to value their insight, advice, and thoroughness immensely.

Heidi Swanson, 101 Cookbooks,QUITOKEETO, and more.

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Owen and Elizabeth have provided me trusted and valuable counsel on legal and business issues for many years. Owen’s knowledge of the law applicable to fitness/martial arts studios, and Elizabeth’s knowledge of trademark law, has kept my operations on the right side of the law and, with their assistance, we established a successful instructor training and certification program, which allowed me to expand my offerings. Recently, when it became necessary to quickly expand our online training program, Owen and Elizabeth were there to assist with the myriad intellectual property issues inherent in creating and distributing audio-visual content online and securing our branding elements as more of our training moved from in-person to online.

Neal Newman, Vanguard Krav Maga and Academy Self Defense 

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I have had the privilege of working with Elizabeth Rest and her team at Crown, LLP for over 3 years and have been very pleased with the quality and level of service that we have received. Elizabeth is highly responsive, both in processing routine trademark matters as well as in addressing more complex issues. She and her team proactively facilitate the management of our trademark portfolio and provide sage guidance to us on a range of trademark, copyright, and related intellectual property matters. As an example, she provided us with strategic advice and engaged directly with opposing counsel on a trademark dispute, which led us to an acceptable resolution. She also facilitates our global trademark and copyright protections, helping us to avoid the time and increased expense of working directly with firms in each jurisdiction where we do business. I greatly appreciate the level of partnership that Elizabeth and Crown have provided and look forward to our ongoing relationship and work together.

Ross Agre, General Counsel, Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, LLC

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Crown has been great counsel for us at Joffer Beverage Company. Elizabeth has been very responsive, concise, dependable, to the point, reliable, knowledgeable, and accessible. We appreciate her personable style, but with the utmost professionalism and expertise. We give Crown our full support and would recommend Elizabeth and Owen of Crown, LLP to anyone who needs high-level attorney service with down to earth interactions.
Andrew Joffer, Founder and Manager, Joffer Beverage Company

“The Barra Family has been working with Elizabeth Rest since the beginning of our brand development of Mia Bea Wines over 10+ years ago.

Our initial dealings focused on Trademark issues, which we found to be an easy process, thanks to the seamless work by Elizabeth and Crown LLP®.

This past year, Elizabeth was instrumental in helping us overcome a legal matter of personal significance. We have been so impressed with the manner in which she has cared for us, not only regarding the legal aspects but also as a Champion for our small family business.”

Lori Barra
Cyndi Barra Woskow
Christina Barra
Mia Bea Wines, Inc.

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I have sided with Elizabeth for over 6 years in a hard-fought war against “legal fake” operations – one of the many “clever” ideas counterfeiters have recently come up with to flood the market with knockoffs, trying and getting away with it – in Italy. And I must say that I’ve hardly had such a great connection with a foreign counsel: she is really brilliant and easily understands also things that work differently from the US, being always able to provide very valuable advice. Over the years, I’ve also had the opportunity of getting to know her partner Owen, and the two of them together are an IP-force: I’d strongly recommend Crown for any IP matter in the USA, as well as for setting forth an effective brand protection strategy on a global scale.


Noemi Parrotta, Partner
Spheriens Avvocati​


One of our clients told us they’ve never experienced such a thorough and thoughtful creative agency contract review. That’s thanks to Owen, our trusted counsel for many years. I sleep better at night knowing he’s looking out for us.

Jill Robertson, Office: Jason Schulte Design

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“Crown®,LLP has provided the Almaden Valley Athletic Club® (AVAC®) with valuable legal counsel for many years. As a large health club with active gym, aquatics, tennis, group fitness, and personal training programs, servicing everyone from toddlers to seniors, Owen and Elizabeth have expertly and efficiently assisted us with the broad range of legal and business issues that arise, including membership documentation and issues, labor law matters, general business and operational issues, and intellectual property registration and protection. Crown® LLP was of particular assistance during the pandemic, while we maintained operations to the extent possible within the confines of the applicable health orders and moved more offerings online to service our membership. I highly recommend Crown®, Owen, and Elizabeth to anyone engaging in business in the fitness industry, or any business for that matter, and in need of expert and easy to work with legal counsel.”

Jeff Griffith-Jones, General Manager, Almaden Valley Athletic Club and AVAC Swim School


Elizabeth at Crown LLP has been an incredible partner with us. We are a predominately Black Organization working in the intersection of homelessness, addiction, and mental health. Elizabeth has provided us a quality and professional service that is beyond the scope we requested. Her help in getting our brands and designs protected and registered as copyrights and trademarks has been exceptional. Elizabeth’s knowledge has helped us understand the cognitive origins of stereotypes and biases in the copyright and trademark world. Elizabeth has been very welcoming in every discussion, facilitating every meeting as a learning and teaching moment for us, and deepened our experiences of how the Urban Alchemy brand can be a pilar in the community in which we live and work. In fact, Urban Alchemy has found that by engaging Crown LLP we improved our overall confidence, by knowing that the brand we have on our chest and back belongs with people who are different. Moreover, Elizabeth is wonderful to work with—always positive and professional,. Elizabeth exuded us with grace along with a can-do and will-do attitude. Thank you, Crown LLP.

Bayron Wilson, Chief of Operations, Urban Alchemy, a nonprofit organization

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