Trademark Law

  • We routinely prosecute and register trademarks in jurisdictions all over the world and handle disputes regarding trademark and domain name rights worldwide
  • Experts in managing large domestic and international trademark portfolios
  • Developing and strategically implementing trademark and domain name filing strategies, including strategic use of international filing systems such as the Madrid Protocol, the Community Trade Mark (European Union), OAPI, the Benelux, and the Berne Convention
  • Implementing vigilance search programs in order to properly police the marketplace on behalf of our clients
  • Enforcing our client’s trademarks through the appropriate use of cease-and-desist letters, carefully negotiated consent agreements, and when necessary, commencement of inter partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and infringement litigation
  • Initiate and defend opposition and cancellation proceedings both domestically and internationally through our worldwide network of global trademark practitioners
  • Expert preparation, drafting and negotiating of trademark licenses and coexistence agreements
  • Provide domestic and international trademark clearance searches with expert availability opinions based on the results; this is critically important to determine if there are any prior conflicting rights
  • Acquisition of important domain names and social media Usernames using the appropriate mechanisms under the given circumstances – the courts (possibly under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act – ACPA), the UDRP (Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy), the respective online service provider’s procedure, etc.
  • Recordation of trademarks with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to prevent importation of counterfeit goods;
  • We litigation anti-counterfeiting actions in federal court and at the U.S. International Trade Commission;
  • We litigate trademark and unfair competition infringement claims in the Federal Courts, at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and at the U.S. International Trade Commission.