A company's name, website domain name, trademark and trade dress are often its most valuable assets, so selecting the right name or mark is one of the most important decisions a business can make. Our intellectual property lawyers assist clients in the strategic selection, registration, management and enforcement of trademark, trade dress and domain name rights—often their most valuable assets. We take into consideration not only potential infringement of third-party rights, but also whether a potential name or trademark can be registered and can provide the client with the desired exclusivity and global market impact.
In 2010, we filed more than 2,000 trademark applications and more than 1,425 marks were registered. We also helped clients prevent third-party misappropriation of trademarks and names by opposing registrations and seeking cancellations of existing registrations in the USPTO, under the Madrid Protocol and before various national and regional patent and trademark offices.