Trademarks help distinguish the source of a product or service from those of others. The Oblon Trademark team has experience from all sides of the issues, from clearance to protection of trademarks and initiating and defending against trademark and related infringement lawsuits.
Screening, Clearance and Registration
A number of Oblon’s attorneys were Trademark Examining Attorneys at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) before joining Oblon. Currently, Oblon boasts of having 4 attorneys who began their careers at the USPTO. As a result of this experience, Oblon knows the workings of the USPTO and the process from the ground up.
In addition to extensive experience in reviewing searches, filing and prosecuting applications, the Oblon Trademark team is no stranger to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). Jonathan Hudis is the editor of what has been identified as “a must-have resource”, A Legal Strategist’s Guide to Trademark Trial & Appeal Board Practice, with contributions by others on the Oblon Trademark team. Before joining Oblon as Of Counsel, Beth Chapman was an interlocutory attorney at the TTAB and then served as an Administrative Trademark Judge. Prior to that, Ms. Chapman was as an Examining Attorney and supervisor at the USPTO.
Through litigation, Oblon assists clients in protecting and enforcing IP rights through trademark, trade dress, copyright, unfair competition and other federal and state laws. Our experience is not limited to protection of IP in these areas—it also includes defending against infringement claims.
We work with associates throughout the world to protect and enforce the trademark rights of our clients wherever the IP brings us. Through our active participation in various organizations, including the International Trademark Association (INTA), the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law (ABA IPL) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), we create and maintain contacts with a worldwide network of associates. This enables us to identify and work with those associates who can provide quality services at reasonable prices—both of which are important to our clients and us.
Oblon’s Trademark Team also lectures extensively regarding trademarks dealing with issues from clearance to use to registration in the U.S. and elsewhere– in addition to authoring numerous articles, which can be located under the resources tab.
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Oblon provides a full range of trademark services–from clearance of marks to registration and litigation, including defense against trademark, trade dress and unfair competition claims.
The Oblon Trademark team looks at the big picture, consulting with clients regarding their IP portfolios and how to protect them, as well as how avoid infringement claims by others.
Oblon’s Trademark team includes numerous attorneys who began their careers at the USPTO and are active in numerous IP organizations, in addition to actively publishing and lecturing in the field.