Trademark law addresses protection, use and conflicts between those symbols, sounds, short phrases and other source identifying marks used to identify a product or service.
Bowie & Jensen’s trademark group assists clients in pre-clearance trademark searching, prosecution of trademark applications through registration, post-registration filings and monitoring, as well as enforcement and protection. We manage several hundred trademarks across a broad spectrum of administrative classes. We use a computerized system to assist us in managing the various filing dates and documentation requirements to ensure that trademark rights are maintained.
We continue to assist our clients in protecting their trademarks by analyzing watch reports, opposing and seeking cancellation of similar marks applied for at the Patent and Trademark Office and pursuing or defending infringement actions or other Lanham Act claims such as false advertising. Our office regularly has several Lanham Act cases pending at any given time and in a number of federal courts, and we have resolved numerous trademark conflicts through co-existence, concurrent use and general registration consent agreements. We are also familiar with international trademark practice and the Madrid Protocol.
Our firm has handled pre-clearance trademark searching for international trademarks and filing under the Madrid Protocol. Depending on the nature and extent of the international work, we can also turn to our trusted relationships with a host of international lawyers who can provide legal advice on an international scale. The firm has extensive experience drafting and negotiating trademark licenses, assignments and related trademark rights agreements. We subscribe to most major secondary source news and update services, and our lawyers are members of trademark, advertising and Lanham Act related trade associations.
Bowie & Jensen attorneys have litigated and provided advice on hundreds of matters involving trade secrets, including prosecuting and defending trade secret misappropriation cases, counseling on manners for protecting trade secrets and proprietary business information, and analyzing trade secret viability and the effect of those secrets on other areas of a business’s IPR portfolio. Intellectual Property matters typically implicate anti-trust issues as well.
The firm’s attorneys routinely counsel clients about how to reduce exposure to antitrust claims and protect their businesses against illegal anti-competitive acts. In doing all this, our attorneys have extensive experience arguing IPR matters in front of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and numerous federal trial courts including federal district courts in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Florida, New York, Utah and Illinois.
Examples of Trademarks we manage: