Our attorneys help build and protect trademark portfolios and develop them into valuable assets. We counsel clients on the selection and clearance of trademarks, as well as their use, registration and license. Using our knowledge, expertise and experience, we protect and enforce globally some of the world’s most-known trademarks owned by consumer product manufacturers, movie studios, actors, musicians, artists, sports figures, and software and eCommerce companies.
We also protect domain names, and have recovered some of the most famous domain names from cyber-squatters. In addition, we work closely with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to interdict counterfeit products at the point of entry into the country.
Represented various apparel, cosmetics, consumer products, food and beverage, and toy companies in inter partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Prepared legal opinions on trademark availability, and drafted and negotiated numerous license, distribution, purchase and sale agreements for clients in a wide range of industries. These include motion picture, television, music, eCommerce, apparel, cosmetics, consumer products, food and beverage products, software, toys and sporting goods.
Represented the world’s third-largest producer of toys before the U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, resulting in the seizure of various counterfeit and infringing products entering the country.
Lead counsel in dozens of U.S. Patent and Trademark Office litigation proceedings. Two victorious landmark cases include reestablishing the "famous mark" doctrine in the United States in the Play Doh/Fun Dough case, and retrieving a mark held generic from the public domain in the SoftSoap case.
Handle frequent domain name-related litigation under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act and related laws, as well as in ICANN domain name arbitrations.
For more information, please contact Aaron J. Moss.