Trademark Registration, Counseling, and Portfolio Development

Our attorneys have extensive experience in trademark matters, providing clearance and opinions on the availability of proposed marks and devising a monitoring and enforcement strategy. We can assist in developing a comprehensive branding campaign to protect and safeguard your market position. We have extensive experience in searching, filing and prosecuting applications to registration in the U.S. and globally, maintaining registrations, recording registrations with U.S. Customs to prevent entry of counterfeit products, licensing, domestic and international trademark portfolio management, and counseling clients on branding strategies and performing clearance searches with the USPTO.

Counterfeiting/gray-market goods

In recent years, counterfeiting has emerged as a major problem for business large and small. Counterfeit products – from jewelry to handbags to electronics – can result in permanent damage to a brand if not properly addressed. We handle anti-counterfeiting actions ranging from demand letters, writs as well as search and seizure actions. While our litigators are prepared to take counterfeiters to trial, we have also worked with clients to establish settlement policies for counterfeiting matters that can attain successful and cost-effective outcomes without resorting to litigation. We also advise on client publicity releases related to counterfeiting.

Contested Proceedings

We regularly represent clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and are often called upon to assist clients in appeals, oppositions and cancellation proceedings. and are well-versed in handling Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceedings to protect clients’ trademarks against infringing domain names.