We know trademarks. With a team of more than 25 lawyers, including Professor J. Thomas McCarthy, world-renowned author of the well-respected McCarthy on Trademarks and Unfair Competition, we are a one-stop practice for guarding valuable business assets. Our lawyers have deep experience as trademark prosecutors and litigators, and are highly skilled in advising clients on strategic trademark protection as well as defending their trademark rights when infringement issues arise.
To serve the trademark needs of multinational corporations, we work with a trusted network of global counsel to handle trademark filings and enforcement proceedings outside the United States. In order to deliver the best advice to all of our clients, our team works closely with transactional lawyers on trademark licenses, trademark due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, and various trademark issues in connection with the formation, operation, financing, and sale of businesses.
As experienced litigators, our lawyers routinely secure both injunctions and defensive victories for clients. We represent clients in all types of trademark-related claims under both federal and state laws, including:
In addition, our team has significant litigation experience with complex counterfeiting and gray market cases, and has obtained injunctive relief for our clients in in the U.S. and other countries. Clients regularly turn to us for advice on important business decisions relating to product distribution and packaging issues, and we help develop global enforcement and anti-counterfeiting strategies to aid in the worldwide protection of clients’ trademarks and copyrights. We also represent clients in disputes involving infringing Internet domain names and cybersquatting through ICANN’s arbitration procedures and U.S. Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act actions.
Law360 IP Practice Group of the Year in 2013, 2015 and 2016
Chambers Global 2018 Global: Intellectual Property Asia-Pacific Region: Intellectual Property China: Intellectual Property: International Firms Japan: Intellectual Property: International Firms United States: Intellectual Property (Patent) United States: Intellectual Property (Section 337)
Chambers USA 2017 National: Intellectual Property National: International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337) California: Intellectual Property California: Intellectual Property (Patent Prosecution) New York: Technology & Outsourcing Washington D.C.: Intellectual Property (Litigation) Washington D.C.: Technology & Outsourcing
Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018 Japan: Intellectual Property: International Firms Asia-Pacific Region: Intellectual Property
U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms 2018 National: IP Litigation (Tier 1) National: Patent Litigation (Tier 1) National: Patent Law (Tier 1) Los Angeles: IP Litigation (Tier 1) Los Angeles: Patent Litigation (Tier 1) San Diego: IP Litigation (Tier 1) San Diego: Patent Litigation (Tier 1) San Diego: Patent Law (Tier 1) San Francisco: IP Litigation (Tier 1) San Francisco: Patent Litigation (Tier 1) San Francisco: Patent Law (Tier 1) Washington D.C.: IP Litigation (Tier 1) Washington D.C.: Patent Litigation (Tier 1)
The National Law Journal 2016 IP Hot List
Legal 500 US 2018 Copyright Patent Litigation: ITC Patent Litigation: Full Coverage Patents: Portfolio Management and Licensing Patent: Prosecution (Including re-examination and post-grant proceedings) Trade Secrets Trademarks: Litigation
Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2018 China: Intellectual Property: Foreign Firms Hong Kong: Intellectual Property Japan: Intellectual Property: International Firms and Joint Ventures
Managing IP: American Awards Shortlist 2018 United States: Appellate United States: Life Sciences IP Litigation United States: ITC Japan: Patent – Foreign Firms
IAM Patent 1000 2017 California: Litigation (Gold) California: Transactions (Highly Recommended) California: Prosecution Hong Kong: Litigation & Transactions International Japan: Litigation and Licensing (Highly Recommended) National: Transactions National: Litigation Washington D.C.: Litigation
LMG Life Sciences 2017 Hatch-Waxman Patent Litigation Patent Prosecution (Highly Recommended) Patent Strategy and Management (Highly Recommended)
IP Practice Group of the Year 2015, 2013
IP Firm of the Year
BTI Litigation Outlook “IP VIP” (2015) “IP Litigation Powerhouse” (2014)
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