Our worldwide network of clients need trademark protection that spans the globe. Our trademark practice is a strong, multi-national practice that includes trademark and trade dress protection, enforcement, defense and licensing.
From security systems to candy, our trademark clients are as varied and diverse as their products and services. We’ve handled matters involving food, consumer goods, computer hardware and software, medical devices, hardware, clothing, wine and liquors, franchise services, planting seed…even character rights and e-commerce. Prior to considering a new mark, our attorneys will provide clients with a variety of screening and clearance search reports.
Our trademark attorneys file and prosecute hundreds of applications in both domestic and foreign trademark offices each year…but not without help. We have a sophisticated docketing and filing system, as well as trained legal support staff, to assist our attorneys in filing, prosecuting and tracking the status of their marks. We file trademarks in virtually every country in the world. To assist in the coordinating and managing of this undertaking, and to ensure our clients’ international trademark needs are met, we work closely with our personally-selected, highly qualified associates in those countries. Our attorneys also work with U.S. Department of Homeland Security to keep counterfeit products from entering the U.S.
Our network of global trademark practitioners is wide. To foster continued interaction and communication with this network, our attorneys actively participate in a variety of professional organizations, including the International Trademark Association (INTA), the American Bar Association (ABA) and International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (AIPPI).
Our litigation team has extensive experience litigating trademark, trade dress, false advertising and unfair competition matters. These litigators have handled hundreds of trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings in the United States Patent and Trademark Office before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and many cases in the Federal courts. In addition, our team has extensive experience prosecuting Uniform Domain Name Resolution Procedures (UDNP) to protect our clients' trademarks from cybersquatters.