August 2016

Trademarks – Counseling


Whether a client is the owner of a single trademark registration or several hundred, Sideman & Bancroft offers personalized, timely and cost-effective service. We work with clients to design trademark and branding strategies that function best for them, whether in the context of company start-ups or new product rollouts, or taking an existing successful company to the next level of brand protection. We routinely offer advice regarding what, where and when to file, all with an eye toward calculated brand growth and development. Our advice includes counseling as to the availability of proposed trademarks. Our multistage clearance process begins with a basic search and can proceed all the way to a full international search. This maximizes the number of proposed marks searched while minimizing expense.

Upon completing a brand development strategy that fits with a client’s needs, we take action to implement it. Our attorneys provide full representation in relation to trademark registration and enforcement before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. This includes filing and prosecuting applications, maintaining existing registrations, and representing clients before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. We work with our network of trusted foreign legal counsel to implement a global reach.