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Trademarks & Service Marks

When you sell a product or service, our attorneys will work with you to protect your trademark or service mark in a manner commensurate with your needs. We search public and proprietary databases of registered marks, both federal and state databases, and common law marks (those that are used, but not registered) to determine the viability of obtaining protection for a chosen mark. Based on similar trademarks and service marks currently being used, we analyze how strong the chosen mark may be, in the context of the goods or services with which the mark will be associated.

Applications for registration are then prepared and filed with the USPTO and trademark offices abroad, in order to preserve rights in the chosen mark based on your marketing plans. The requirements of each country's trademark office are different, and we provide details as to what is required to maintain a registered status in each country.

Experience

Acted as counsel for prominent health care company in patent infringement actions involving comprehensive health care management system.
Acted as counsel for medical device manufacturer in patent infringement litigation involving powered medical injectors and associated syringes.
Cross-examined witnesses in successful trade secret action against large multi-national biochemical company.
Handled claim construction phase of patent infringement litigation involving prepaid calling cards and systems.
Acted as lead counsel in patent infringement action against leading copier company and obtained very favorable settlement for client.
Filed and successfully prosecuted numerous U.S. and foreign applications to register trademarks and service marks for many clients, including large national household appliance manufacturer.
Acted as lead counsel in patent infringement action involving feedthrough filter capacitors for use in pacemakers.
Acted as lead counsel in patent infringement litigation involving electronic measurement for marine propellers.

Intellectual Property Litigation - Represented major health insurance company in suit to compel private arbitration of dispute under Trademark Act and alleged breach of fiduciary duty regarding alleged diversion of managed care business and use of famous trademark in connection with alleged diversion.

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