ABOUT THE FIRM - THEN AND NOW!

In 2007, Tamara founded her named firm with a mission  to empower entrepreneurs with the guidance and knowledge to make informed decisions about their businesses and brands.

In 2022, Tamara S. Pester, LLC became TMBTQ, a trademark law boutique of Tamara S. Pester, LLC.  Same goal, with a bright and motivated client-centered team carrying on the mission. 

Our Values

We believe in sharing knowledge.
We believe that intellectual property should be protected, regardless of who owns it.
We believe that all businesses and individuals deserve the same level of responsive service. 
We believe that business owners should be able to focus on their businesses without worrying about legal issues.

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Tamara Pester Schklar

Tamara Pester Schklar’s practice focuses on trademark and business law.  She has particular interest and expertise in trademark search and registration, business contracts and agreements, technology and software licensing, copyright issues, and the purchase and sale of businesses. Ms. Pester also can provide legal advice and assistance with FDA laws and FTC compliance, including reviewing labels for new products.
Tamara has been honored with inclusion in the Super Lawyers list since 2020.  This exclusive list recognizes 2.5 percent of outstanding attorneys in Colorado.  Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of  lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Tamara is supported by a virtual assistant and a paralegal. 

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Tamara launched her Denver business law firm in 2006, after having gained experience as an associate at an established large firm in Atlanta, and as in-house legal counsel for several major corporations, including Schlumberger (formerly LHS Communication Systems, Inc., then Sema Group plc and SchlumbergerSema) in Atlanta, Georgia and Englewood, Colorado and First Data Corporation in Lone Tree, Colorado.

Tamara is proud to be a Denver native, having lived and worked in other cities, but always returning "home" to the sunshine and mountains.  She also edits the lifestyle website Snowgrrl.com.  Tamara  created, marketed, and sold out of the Passover Bingo game, designed to make Passover seders more fun for kids and adults.  These varied experiences help her understand the challenges and highlights experienced by small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Tamara is currently the only full-time lawyer at the firm.  She is supported by a team consisting of an assistant and an analyst/paralegal.  She is active in the Denver community, and sits on the Professional Liability Insurance committee of the Colorado Supreme Court Attorney Regulation Counsel. 

Education

B.A. cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis (Major: history; minor: business administration)

 J.D., University of Denver College of Law

  • Law Review editorial staff member

  • Highest grades in legal research and writing, Intellectual Property, and Sales (Uniform Commercial Code Article 2)

Admissions

  • Colorado – 1998

  • Georgia – 1999 (inactive)

  • New York – 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Happy, Healthy Lawyers and Clients, Presentation to Colorado Bar Association Continuing Legal Education (CLE), March 2020

  • Top Trademark Myths, Presentation to members at Shift Workspaces, February 2020

  • Trademarks and Copyrights 101, presentation to Herosmyth, November 2019

  • Top Ten Trademark Myths, Presentation to Personal Injury/Real Estate law firm, May 2019

  • Business Promotion and Protection through Social Media and Trademarks, Presented to the Rocky Mountain Indian Chamber of Commerce, April 2019

  • Branding Basics, Continuing Legal Eduction class for attorneys at Arapahoe County Bar Association annual CLE seminar, Spring 2017 in New York, New York.

  • Trademarks 102: Beyond Basics, for myLaw CLE, July 2016, Orlando, Florida.

  • Trademarks 101: Branding Basics, for myLaw CLE, October 2015, Scottsdale, AZ.

  • Building Value Through Intellectual Property, presentation to FastTrac Growth Venture participants at the Denver Metro Small Business Development Center.  

    Please contact us to schedule Tamara speak to your group about intellectual property or business law topics!

Meet To Discuss Your Brand Protection Needs

Meet with us virtually, or face to face.  Our private office is located near the University of Denver.  This location is near the Cherry Creek North business district, in between the Denver Tech Center and downtown Denver.  We assist clients throughout the metropolitan Denver area and Colorado, including downtown, Hilltop, RiNo, the Highlands, LoHi, LoDo, Aurora, Eagle county, Summit county, Greenwood Village, Cherry Hills Village, Lakewood, Golden, Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Littleton, Broomfield, and Thornton.  For Federal trademarks, we are able to represent companies and individuals throughout the United States.  Schedule a meeting to learn more about our trademark watching or other services!

Who We Work With

a few representative industries. . . 

ENTREPRENEURS

As a fellow out-of-the box thinker, I love working with people who are creating a cool new business or nonprofit agency

CONSUMER GOODS

We are proud to work with business-to-consumer companies who offer products ranging from candles to apparel and home goods

TECHNOLOGY

As a kid, Tamara wrote computer programs in her parents' basement.  This geeky background and aptitude helps her understand her clients' technology offerings.

Service providers

From educational consultants to event promoters, we love handling our clients' contracts and protecting their IP!