Trademark

Domestic and international clients seeking to expand or protect their brand entrust their trademark matters to our attorneys. Known by clients to be approachable and pragmatic, we serve our IP clients by translating complex legal issues into manageable data. Our attorneys counsel clients regarding the selection, clearance, registration and maintenance of trademarks in the U.S. and abroad. In addition, we assist clients in monitoring third-party use of potentially infringing trademarks, and litigate on their behalf in instances of infringement. With an extensive background in enforcing trademark rights and defending clients from allegations of trademark infringement, our attorneys have the experience to deliver comprehensive trademark enforcement advice. Clients from a broad variety of industries seek advice and counsel from our group regarding internet domain name disputes and actions under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy. We are also well-versed in the drafting and negotiation of trademark license agreements, including franchise license agreements.

Patents

Clients may not be sure what type of patent is needed or when to pursue one: a provisional or non-provisional application covering the product’s utility and functional aspects, or a design application covering the ornamental appearance of the product. We work closely with you throughout the entire process – explaining the pros and cons and guiding you through until the end.

The Patent process is difficult and cumbersome, but we are here to assist in the processes which include:

  • Domestic and international patent procurement services
  • Utility and design patent prosecution
  • Patent litigation and enforcement services
  • Patent licensing/cross-licensing
  • Patent portfolio review/audits
  • Prior art and clearance searches
  • Competitive intelligence reviews
  • Patentability and infringement opinions
  • Ownership and assignment issues
  • Patent prosecution and counseling
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