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Patent, Trademark, Copyright, Contract, Dispute Resolution, Business Strategy, Negotiation & Legal Transaction



Restrictive convenances, license, separation & termination agreements, entertainment,industry agreements, intellectual property transfer agreements, manufacture & distributor agreements, etc.    
Copyright consultation and strategy, copyright application filing & prosecution, post registration concerns 
Cease & desist negotiations, trademark objections and cancelation proceedings, business dissolution, license negotiation, etc. 
Exploring business options and strategy around existing and future intellectual property, strategizing direction of intellectual property development, shoring  business strength around sound intellectual property portfolio  
Full scope patent filing and prosecution services:  patentability & infringement search, patent application prosecution, appeal & post allowance concerns.  Technology in chemical & food science, industrial design, industrial equipment, sports, medical veterinary science, computer science 
Trademark search, Trademark application filing & prosecution, objection proceedings, post allowance concerns

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PACE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, White Plains, NY, Juris Doctorate, 2005

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, School of Forestry & Wildlife Science, Auburn, AL, Master of Science in Forestry & Wildlife Science, 2002

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE, Irvine, CA, Bachelor of Science in Biology, specializing in Ecology, 1998


United States Patent Bar

Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal Bar

State Bar of Wisconsin


Mandy T. Garrels, Raising Environmental Justice Claims Through the Law of Public Nuisance, 20, Villanova Envtl. L.J., 163 (2009).

Mandy L. Tran, A One-Year Survey on the Effects of Intensive Management on Foliar Dark Respiration of Plantation Loblolly Pine, Auburn University (2001), Masters Thesis.






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CERES Patent & Technology LLC is a firm dedicated to smart business development and growth.  The long term viability and welfare of any company, no matter the size or stage in life, is heavily influenced by its intellectual property strategy and structure.  Our client's business objectives and future capabilities frame the direction of their intellectual property development, creating strong business foundations and maximizing opportunities.  We engage at all stages of business to develop appropriate layers of protection through opportunities in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and contract.      


I consider attorney Mandy Tran a rare find. She has always seen a much broader picture than I, which extends the range of my patent protection. The amount of homework she does and the suggestions made are also incredibly valuable. I have dealt with larger patent firms but there is no comparison to the dedication and service provided by Ms. Tran.

Respectfully, Dan Lindgren--Creative Design & Engineering, LLC, Wisconsin

I was working on an invention at on time and contacted Mandy for legal counseling and guidance. Right away I knew that she was very professional and willing to help in any way she can. She always replied to my email promptly and when we had set up phone conversations, she was always on time and spent as much time as I needed to talk and explain about the process. What was nice, we took time to speak as friends too.  I would highly recommend Mandy for your services.

Carol A., Connecticut

I would definitely recommend Mandy to anyone starting the patent or trademark process. She was always very knowledgeable along the way, helping direct my steps on which path to choose. Her communication was timely; I was never left wondering what was going on or where we were at in the process. The patent process is not fast, but after all of her hard work I ended up receiving a trademark on my name and logo AND a utility patent on my new baby clothing technology. 

Emily B., Wisconsin

There is no greater security than working with Mandy Tran when protecting our life's work.  Incredible representation from start to finish, she will see contracts and trademarks through, no matter the obstacle.  Just as my trademark was about to go through, a billion dollar company challenged it.  Attorney Tran's brilliant intelligence took down the financial goliath and I was able to accomplish my goal.  Her timely responses and understanding of my case made all the difference.  I'd work with her again knowing each need would be anticipated and addressed!

mz tree, Kyane Howland R.N. M.A., Wisconsin 

I worked with Mandy over the course of a two year period to obtain a Utility Patent and two Design Patents. She was always very professional, easy to get in contact with, and was instrumental in navigating the legal landscape to get my patents well ahead of the typical time frame. I highly recommend the use of Mandy’s services and have confidence in her continued success. 

Steve Lawrence, President, SSL Industries, US Patents 9516944, D774335, D774334

Mandy was highly recommended to me and I was living in another state so I was hesitant thinking I would need someone in my home town.  Mandy was a blessing she always went the extra mile I couldn’t be more pleased.   My original application was drafted by another Attorney and the strategy wasn’t quite working in my best interest.  Mandy made a very thorough well thought out assessment developing a strategy, which resulted in a favorable outcome.  Further she contacted my Patent Attorney in Canada and discussed the strategy changes which is immensely helpful there. 


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