Our trademark team consists of five partners, two counsel, and two senior paralegals, with over 180 years of collective trademark experience in private practice and/or in-house with major corporations. This experience allows our team to coordinate all trademark and branding needs, both domestic and foreign, including clearance and selection, prosecution and maintenance, counseling and strategy, enforcement and litigation, licensing and monetization, false advertising claims, and corporate and M&A intellectual property due diligence.
Our trademark team assists clients with a full range of trademark services, including trademark searching and selection; preparing, filing, and prosecuting trademark applications; and maintaining trademark registrations. Our attorneys have substantial experience managing our clients’ global trademark portfolios, working closely with foreign counsel. Through years of experience, our attorneys have developed an understanding of foreign trademark laws in several key jurisdictions that allows them to provide global strategic branding advice. Our attorneys have significant expertise drafting and negotiating trademark license agreements and trademark coexistence agreements.
Our attorneys routinely implement custom and targeted brand enforcement strategies for clients and resolve disputes via cease and desist letters, negotiated settlements, and, if necessary, litigation before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board or the appropriate federal court. Our attorneys also have significant experience with domain name disputes, including representing clients in UDRP proceedings and in Anti-cybersquatting claims under the Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act in federal courts. And we regularly advise clients on the new Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLD) Program.
Our trademark attorneys are active in international professional trademark associations such as the International Trademark Association (INTA) and MARQUES, the European Brand Owners’ association, and are recognized annually in prestigious rankings such as Chambers USA, WTR 1000, IP Stars, Top 250 Women IP Lawyers, etc.
Our trademark practice has a diverse client base, ranging from high tech start-ups to multi-national companies, in the fields of media, consumer products, alcoholic beverages, nutritional supplements, bar and restaurant services, educational institutions, retirement living, life sciences, financial investment services, subscription fashion retailer, nonprofits, and others.
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Partners and Counsel
- Todd S. Bontemps
- Julia Anne Matheson
- Elissa Brockbank Reese
- Janet F. Satterthwaite
- Helen Odar Wolstoncroft