August 2016

Trademarks – Enforcement


The value of trademarks, service marks and trade dress is greater than ever before. Our Intellectual Property Group routinely prosecutes and defends infringement, dilution, unfair competition and false advertising claims involving both registered and unregistered trademarks and service marks, in addition to pursuing a wide variety of trade dress claims. We do so in all forums for resolving these types of disputes, including the federal courts, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the state courts, and a variety of alternative dispute resolution settings. Working closely with our Business Crimes Group, we advise technology clients and other brand owners on counterfeiting and customs issues.

Protection of a global brand means understanding  risks and concerns regarding enforcement issues in the U.S. as well as in foreign jurisdictions. Our attorneys work with each client to design an individualized plan for protection and enforcement. We have obtained ex parte writs of seizure for counterfeit parts and labels in the U.S. and other countries. In collaboration with local counsel, we also have pursued and defended trademark and service mark claims in numerous jurisdictions around the world.