- Franchise Disclosure Documents Draft and Updating [FDD]
- Prospective Franchisee Consultation
- State Franchise Registration and Exemption Filings
- Litigation and Dispute Resolution
- USPTO Trademark Registrations
- Trademark Infringements
Meet our Founding Attorney:
Mary Beth Gettins is the sole managing attorney of Gettins’ Law, LLC, a Cincinnati, Ohio law firm founded in 2010. Gettins’ Law offers legal services in the areas of franchising, trademarks, litigation, and general business matters. Prior to founding Gettins’ Law, Mary Beth Gettins served as in-house counsel attorney for House Doctors, Ameristop and Pearl Vision.
Mary Beth earned a bachelor’s degree of science in psychology from the University of Cincinnati in 1999 and a law degree from Northern Kentucky University, Chase College of Law in 2003.
She is contributing editor of the Franchise Deskbook, Selected State Laws, Commentary, and Annotations, Third Edition, American Bar Association 2019; author of Liquidated Damages and Security Deposits: Useful Tools for Franchise Enforcement or Unenforceable Sources of Franchisor Liability?, The Franchise Lawyer Summer 2019 Vol. 22 No. 03; Compliance Audits Rule!, ABA Franchise Law Journal, Volume 37 No. 2, Fall 2017; The Franchise a contributor of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law, The Fair Labor Standards Act 2nd Edition 2014 Cumulative Supplement and author of HIPAA Compliance Obligations Not Confined to Franchisees, ABA Forum on Franchisee The Franchise Lawyer Vol. 17 No. 4 Fall 2014.
She speaks widely on the topics of franchising, privacy and security, and intellectual property including engagement and continuing learning education presentations for the National Association of Independent Medical Practices [NAIMP], Cincinnati Paralegal Association, Ohio Northeast Lawyer’s Association, and Southwestern Ohio Career Series.