Trademarks can be words, names or symbols or other subject matter used to identify and distinguish a company’s products or services from those of competitors and other businesses. Trademarks and service marks are essential to the brands and audiences that Scarinci Hollenbeck clients build. The firm’s clients rely on the use of trademarks to ensure that similar words, symbols and names are not used by competing companies to dilute the value of their enterprises.
The IP attorneys in the firm secure and enforce national and international trademarks and service marks on behalf of clients.
Our attorneys clear trademarks domestically and abroad, registering those marks, maintaining them, and advising clients on their continued protection. We assist in policing trademarks and market identities and enforce against infringements and counterfeits. Our trademark litigators have protected or defended cases involving major brands, and have successfully resolved disputes through alternative dispute resolution methods. Our attorneys have litigated a substantial number of cases before the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board. We also have extensive experience in litigation, including cases under the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act and handling.
Securing patents requires an understanding of the invention, drafting process, and prosecution in the Patent Office. Our attorneys have the admissions, experience, and skills to secure, as well as assert and defend our clients’ patent rights in the US and throughout the world.
In the firm's advisory capacity, we consult with clients on their desired marks and present options that can be secured and which will not interfere with the rights of others. In selecting strong and unique trademarks and service marks, our attorneys conduct broad research to ensure that protections are extensive and capable of evolving.
Since trademark and service mark protection can be lost through lack of use, the firm tailors its trademark and service mark services to the client's business model in the present and projected needs in the future. In some cases, this can mean customizing trademarks, portfolios, and ensuring that national and international renewal documents are appropriately filed. In either scenario, Scarinci Hollenbeck is well-equipped to secure, commercialize, and protect all appropriate IP rights.
Trademark Prosecution is a notable aspect of the legal services we provide. In that regard, our attorneys have vast experience in obtaining and prosecuting word, design, and product configuration trademarks in the United States Patent and Trademark Office. We also aid clients in policing their trademarks and have successfully obstructed hundreds of infringers from selling counterfeit or unauthorized goods bearing our clients’ trademarks all around the world.
We handle all types of intellectual property transactions, and manage extensive trademark portfolios for domestic and international clients. As part of this service, we help clients of all sizes with acquisitions, divestitures, licensing, investments, and strategic planning. These include all manner of non-disclosure agreements, distribution agreements, joint venture agreements, manufacturing agreements, developments agreements, and endorsement agreements. Our attorneys are also experienced in preparing, structuring, and negotiating trademark, copyright, and patent license agreements, as well as technology development agreements.
We assist clients with international trademark and service mark protections. There are a number of considerations when developing a global IP strategy, including international treaties, conventions, and the laws of a given jurisdiction. By leveraging a highly networked group of colleagues and strategic IP tools, we provide clients with comprehensive IP protection both in the U.S. and abroad.
The importance of domain names in representing brands and companies has led to an emerging intellectual property practice area specific to securing and asserting clients' intellectual property rights which intersect with domain names, copyrights, the Internet, and more. Scarinci Hollenbeck assists clients throughout the U.S., and around the world to claim, purchase, and negotiate the transfer of domain names which correspond to or are related to services, trademarks, and copyrights owned by clients.
The firm serves as a trademark clearing house for domain names and further advises clients on pursuing maximum protection at an optimal value, as it generally manages all aspects of the domain name transfer and conducts extensive research to identify owners and negotiate domain transfers.