Our trademark practice group includes attorneys having extensive experience in all aspects of trademark law, including searching and clearance of trademarks; prosecuting trademark applications; and litigating trademark, trade dress, unfair competition, and dilution matters in state and federal courts. Our trademark attorneys also have extensive experience practicing before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
We have both a sophisticated docketing system and an experienced group of trademark administrators that support our attorneys to ensure comprehensive protection for our clients’ marks. We regularly track trademark applications published for opposition by the United States Patent Trademark Office, and monitor the Internet for trademark misuses. Where appropriate, we have the expertise to promptly take the steps necessary to protect our client’s trademark-related interests. Our attorneys also have experience thwarting counterfeiters by working with the Courts and law enforcement to obtain and execute ex parte seizures and temporary restraining orders to prevent the continued distribution of infringing merchandise. Fitzpatrick oversees the management of multiple worldwide trademark portfolios, develops branding strategies to meet client goals, and coordinates trademark opposition, cancellation, and enforcement disputes on a global basis, working closely with leading trademark practitioners around the world.