Trademarks, Collective Marks, Service Marks
Our firm has a particularly strong practice in the area of trade identity, including trademark and trade dress protection, enforcement, defense, and licensing. Today's global business environment has escalated the importance of trademarks for our clients.
Our firm dedicates a substantial portion of its practice to trademark matters for a diverse clientele-base ranging from food products, every-day consumer goods, computer hardware and software, medical devices, hardware, security systems, confectionary, clothing, wines and liquors, franchise services, planting seed, character rights to e-commerce matters.
Our firm's sophisticated docketing and filing systems and trained legal support staff provide our trademark attorneys with the appropriate tools to file and prosecute hundreds of applications in both domestic and foreign trademark offices each year, as well as provide our trademark clients with quality and efficient tracking and status reports for their respective marks. Prior to considering a new mark, our attorneys commonly provide our clients with a variety of screening and clearance search reports.
We also have extensive experience in coordinating and managing the filing of trademarks in virtually every country around the world, and we work closely with our personally-selected, highly qualified associates in those countries to ensure that our clients' international trademark needs are met.
In order to enhance our interaction and communication with our global network of trademark practitioners, our attorneys participate in a variety of organizations such as the International Trademark Association (INTA) and International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (AIPPI).
As mentioned elsewhere, our firm also has extensive experience in litigation matters involving trademarks, trade dress, false advertising and unfair competition, and has handled hundreds of trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings in the United States Patent and Trademark Office before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) and numerous cases in the federal courts.