We can implement professional watch services worldwide to watch newly filed applications, common law usage, business names and domain names that may infringe our clients’ marks.
We are experienced in developing anti-counterfeiting measures and policing gray market goods. We can work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to register our clients’ marks so as to facilitate the seizure of counterfeit goods.
Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Actions
Our trademark team is very experienced and highly trained to handle U.S. trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings. This way, we are able to offer our clients all effective means of enforcement and defending their trademark rights.
Our litigation practice complements our trademark practice, where litigation is necessary to enforce or defend our clients’ rights. For example, we successfully handled a case that clarified the standard of review when Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings are appealed to a district court. We have also tried multiple cases in the evolving field of product design trade dress, including a case that helped to establish the standards for determining when an asserted product design is functional.
We have represented plaintiffs and defendants in trademark and trade dress infringement actions involving the following products and services, among others:
- chemical products;
- gasoline service stations;
- injection molded products;
- machine tools;
- medical devices;
- musical instruments;
- oil candles;
- personal grooming products;
- restaurant services;
- sporting goods;
- videos and laser discs;
- writing instruments.