Trademarks

Our domestic trademark practice includes the following services:

  • Providing advice on trademark, service mark, and "trade dress" clearance
  • International trademark registration
  • Counseling clients on proper usage of trademarks, including labeling, packaging, and advertising to comply with various governmental regulations
  • Counseling clients on the selection and protection of trademarks
  • Trademark and trade dress searches
  • Preparation, filing and prosecution of applications for trademark registration at the state and federal levels
  • Post-registration services, including drafting and filing affidavits of use and renewal applications
  • Preparation and recording trademark assignments and security agreements
  • Record of trademarks with the U.S. Customs Service to help prevent the importation of counterfeit goods
  • Conducting due diligence concerning trademark assets in connection with acquisitions, mergers and other transfers of ownership
  • Opposition and cancellation proceedings
  • Preparation of license agreements, trademark distribution agreements and other Intellectual Property transfer agreements
  • Maintaining a computerized database of client marks
  • Trademark policing (if requested)
  • Registration of trade or fictitious names under state laws
  • Internet domain name disputes and registration