Trademarks are names, words, designs, and symbols that help create brand identity by distinguishing the products and services of one business from those of competitors. Trademark law serves to protect consumers from confusion about the source of goods and services.
Our comprehensive trademark services help clients select, register, maintain, and promote their trademarks, develop and expand trademark portfolios, and enforce their trademark rights to build powerful brands that stand out in the marketplace. We assist clients with cost-effective trademark evaluation and search services; registration, prosecution, opposition, and cancellation proceedings in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and abroad; Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings; monitoring and addressing third-party trademark uses; advertising, promotions, and FTC compliance; UDRP proceedings and litigation over domain name infringement, cybersquatting, and reverse domain-name hijacking; and disputes over trademark infringement, trade dress, trade secrets, non-compete provisions, false advertising, unfair competition, counterfeiting, dilution, and rights of publicity.
Representative cases include:
- Dr. Seuss Enterprises, LP v. ComicMix LLC, 372 F. Supp. 3d 1101 (S.D. Cal. 2019)
- CircleBack Lending, Inc. v. Andy Tang, Claim No. FA1603001667870 (NAF Apr. 28, 2016)
- The Honorable Ron Paul v. DN Capital, Inc., Case No. D2013-0371 (WIPO May 11, 2013) and The Honorable Ron Paul v. Whois Privacy Services Pty Ltd,/JNR Corp., Case No. D2013-0278 (WIPO May 8, 2013)
- Towers on the Park Condominium v. Paul Adao, Case No. D2012-1054 (WIPO July 12, 2012)