Global Protection for Your Brands
At Patent Law Works, we understand the importance of your identity in the marketplace, and are here to help you build and protect valuable, enduring brands.
Whether you are filing your first trademark or need help managing a global portfolio, we have the skill and experience to help you every step of the way.
We work with companies of all sizes and in a wide range of industries to select strong marks, protect them through registration in the U.S. and abroad, and police against third parties with confusingly similar brands. We also defend infringement claims brought against our clients.
We have particular expertise in computer software, gaming, telecommunications, social networking, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and medical products and services.
Our work does not end once a mark has been awarded. Given that trademarks are always in danger of being infringed, we monitor worldwide markets for those who may be encroaching on your rights. If we uncover infringement, we work to stop it through cease-and-desist letters and opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) in the U.S. and abroad.
We also represent clients defending themselves against cease-and-desist letters or opposition and cancellation proceedings. Additionally, we advise clients on coexistence and other settlement agreements as a vehicle for resolving disputes.
Maintaining a strong brand sometimes requires taking action against others to prevent their infringement of your mark. To that end, we represent companies in trademark oppositions and cancellations, in the U.S. and abroad, to preserve their rights and to stop others from encroaching on those rights. We take aggressive and practical approaches to the proceedings focusing on our clients’ interests and goals. To the extent that our clients are on the defensive in such proceedings, we will defend them vigorously.
We counsel clients on trademark licensing if they seek to license their brands to other companies or want to license another company’s trademarks.