Trademarks are a critical component of any company’s business.  Successful companies understand the power of their trademarks to communicate the quality and distinctiveness of their products and services.  At Osborn Maledon, our experienced team of trademark professionals assist clients in managing, maximizing the value of and protecting their brands throughout the world.  We bring to the table comprehensive experience in a wide variety of industries, representing both United States based companies and international businesses as they expand into the United States market.   Our trademark team treats each client as a valued partner, familiarizing themselves with the needs and goals of each client in order to provide the best legal advice.  Our areas of expertise include:

  • Comprehensive assistance with the selection and availability of marks, including identifying clearance search criteria, providing different levels of searching to best meet each client’s needs and budget and, once clearance is completed, providing easy to understand, practical opinions on availability of selected marks
  • Management of existing registrations and prosecution of domestic applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and state trademark offices
  • Development and management of international trademark protection programs, through a network of international trademark professionals that Osborn Maledon has identified to provide the high-quality, cost-efficient services our clients expect
  • TTAB litigation, including extensive experience in trademark appeals, oppositions, and cancellations
  • Negotiation and preparation of trademark licenses, co-existence agreements and consent agreements
  • Monitoring of trademark use by third parties
  • Risk management advice, including developing protection strategies as well as counseling on infringement, dilution, false advertising, and proper use and marking of trademarks on packaging and advertising materials
  • Domain name litigation and UDRPs, including regularly assisting clients in cybersquatting and infringement activity and developing strategies with clients to avoid or minimize this risk as their brands grow and expand across the globe
  • Civil litigation, regularly representing clients in trademark infringement and unfair competition actions

Our team includes professionals fluent in four languages and wide-ranging experience in trademarks. If you are a company in need of any of the above services, or an international lawyer with clients in need of a trademark professional in the United States, Osborn Maledon’s trademark team has the knowledge, experience and dedication to provide the superior, yet cost-effective, representation you are seeking.