Your trademarks are valuable. They deserve the best protection.
You protect your innovations with patents . You protect your ideas with copyrights . How well are you protecting your trademarks? No matter your industry, you can look to us to handle your most complex, high-stakes trademark matters. Our award-winning trademark team, which includes more than a dozen professionals with experience in clearance, enforcement, licensing, litigation, portfolio management and anti-counterfeiting protection, are here to assist you.
Trademark Selection, Clearance, Registration & Enforcement
We have filed thousands of domestic and foreign trademark applications and are responsible for more than 9,000 active trademark registrations covering a vast number of industries. Among the many services we provide are:
- Trademark searching and clearance opinions in the United States and worldwide.
- Filing, prosecution and maintenance of trademarks.
- Trademark licensing.
- Cease-and-desist matters.
- Trademark disputes.
- Judicial enforcement and litigation.
- Portfolio management.
- Trademark audits.
- Watch services.
- Trademark maintenance.
- Recording of trademarks and copyrights with U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
- Use investigations.
- Actions against sellers and importers of counterfeit and infringing goods.
- Coordination of International Trade Commission investigations, U.S. federal court infringement proceedings, ICANN domain name proceedings and exclusion actions.
Trademark Monitoring, Enforcement and Litigation
When settlement negotiations and alternative dispute resolution do not produce satisfactory results, our attorneys are prepared to litigate in whatever forum and in whatever way necessary to protect your interests. We are highly experienced in handling a wide range of trademark disputes, including trademark and trade dress infringement and dilution claims, counterfeiting, gray-market goods, domain name claims and licensing disputes. We have argued in administrative proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the United States International Trade Commission, as well as in the federal and state courts at the trial and appellate levels. We have also represented clients in trademark disputes through the United States Customs & Border Protection Service.
Managing Trademark Portfolios Worldwide
You can rely on us to assist with the strategies and challenging technicalities of managing international trademark portfolios. We handle every aspect of international trademark and domain name law, including, but not limited to, assisting clients with the worldwide clearance, registration, maintenance and enforcement of trademarks. In addition, we have handled hundreds of domain name disputes around the world and have crafted valuable strategies to achieve desired results for our clients. Our knowledge of the legal and cultural nuances of protecting trademarks around the world enables us to provide you with a strong common-sense approach for protection and enforcement of your valuable assets.
When it comes to trademark protection related to China, we work with major U.S. and international clients on strategic planning, trademark prosecution, marketing, brand protection, trademark enforcement through Chinese customs, district court litigation and administrative actions. We can assist you with trademark recovery from malicious registrants, anti-parallel importation and gray goods strategy and enforcement, takedowns of Chinese websites and counseling Chinese clients on U.S. trademark matters.