Trademarks & Domain Disputes

The Firm represents clients in all aspects of trademark procurement and prosecution.  This aspect of the Firm's practice involves clearance of new brands, and the preparation, filing, and prosecution of trademark applications for new and existing brands.  Currently, the Firm handles over 3,800 active trademark applications and registrations for its clients worldwide.  The Firm also has experience in bringing and defending opposition and cancellation actions before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.  The Firm's trademark experience also includes the enforcement and defense of trademark rights when a trademark is being used in a website's metadata or in key word advertising.

With respect to domain names, the Firm has experience protecting its clients' trademarks when being used in another's domain name.  On numerous occasions the Firm has successfully used the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) to obtain judgments from the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in which infringing domain names were transferred to the Firm's clients.

 



Attorneys experienced in this area of practice

Nicholas Beaulieu
Laura Brock
J. Robert Brown, Jr
William H. Dietrich
Thaddeus J. Faleski
Kristin Jordan Harkins
James Hooper
Nam Huynh
Gregory L. Maag
Stewart Mesher
Andrew Metrailer
Matthew R. Moscicki
Gayatry Nair
Michael W. Piper
Keith Rawlins
Grant Rodolph
Charles J. Rogers
Elise Selinger
Adam Stegge
Clinton Stuart