Attorneys Handling Trademark Law

Our trademark law firm has over 100 years of cumulative experience handling trademark issues.

Put simply, a trademark is a necessary building block to any franchise.  We have represented franchisors and franchisees across a whole range of trademark matters.  We have helped franchisors select, clear, apply for, register and enforce their trademark.  We have been there when a franchisor chooses to, or is forced to, rebrand its trademark. There […]

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If you are a newer company, you may think about rebranding as your company’s offerings change.  For example, you have now pivoted away from being focused on a particular niche good or service and your company name is now too limiting.  Alternatively, the service mark or trademark you originally used does not seem to resonate […]

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Entertainment law encompasses several areas of law applicable to celebrities, athletes, actors, musicians, models and entertainers, among others.  One of the most important involves intellectual property law. Celebrity IP Rights Can Be Monetized IP rights come in many different forms, and “stars” (aspiring or otherwise) should know their rights. Right of Publicity (i.e. one’s right […]

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Trademark owners, at one time or another, must consider whether to license certain rights in its trademark to others.  The reason to do so is simple: monetize the trademark rights in the form of licensing fees.  While a trademark licensing agreement may come in many forms (e.g. Merchandise License Agreement, Software License Agreement, etc.), it […]

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A nonprofit organization (NPO) is a type of entity that has a purpose other than making a profit, such as a social cause.  Put another way, rather than distributing profit to shareholders, as is typical in a corporation, any additional revenues are used to further the nonprofit’s mission.  That said, make no mistake about it, […]

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You have filed your trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  Your trademark application was assigned to, reviewed by and approved for publication by an Examining Attorney at the USPTO.  You got excited, you may have started using the mark or expanded your existing use and you were anxiously awaiting receipt […]

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trademark registration

Clients, existing and prospective alike, regularly ask: Do I really need a trademark registration or can common law rights be enough.  Typically, we then discuss the benefits of a trademark registration on the Principal Register of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), including: nationwide priority presumption of ownership in court presumption of validity […]

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trademark registration, clearance

Trademark disputes typically start with a trademark owner sending a cease and desist letter to the user of a mark the trademark owner believes infringes upon its rights.  Those trademark rights may be rooted in common law or based upon a trademark registration with, for example, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  Whether […]

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Sometimes trademark infringement can feel like a David versus Goliath, with Goliath a trademark infringement Plaintiff and Defendant seemingly with everything to lose.  Your trademark infringement attorney is making a lot of decisions in real time, trying to stay within your attorney fee budget. The fact pattern is quite straight forward for Plaintiffs seeking damages […]

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LinkedIn was founded in 2002, Facebook was founded in 2004, YouTube was founded in 2005, Twitter was founded in 2006, Instagram and Pinterest were founded in 2010 and Snapchat was founded in 2011.  Social networking websites have changed the landscape of not only how we interact with one another but also how companies reach consumers.  […]

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