Lawsuit Alleges Non-lawyers at LegalZoom Performed Legal Work

A complaint filed yesterday in California alleges that online legal resource LegalZoom engaged in the “unauthorized practice of law, false advertising, unfair competition and other claims with respect to preparation and filing of trademark applications,” the ABA Journal reports. The state bars of Arizona, California and Texas are also named as defendants. The complaint alleges that when the plaintiffs applied for two trademarks through the service, LegalZoom utilized non-lawyer “trademark document specialists” to provide legal advice by “selecting classification and modifying the goods and services description from the template thereby applying specific law to facts.” 
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