At AdamsIP, our lawyers have deep experience on both sides of all types of trademark litigation. If your company’s assets are at risk, we can help.
From cybersquatters intentionally registering protected domain names to competitors launching new brands with marks that cross the line into confusing similarity, trademark disputes can take many different forms and require different strategies depending upon the circumstances involved.
We Represent Individuals, Companies, and Institutions in All Types of Trademark Litigation
At AdamsIP, we represent individuals, companies, and institutions involved in all types of trademark disputes and litigation. We serve as plaintiff’s counsel and defense counsel, and, when necessary, we also work with internet service providers (ISPs) on behalf of our clients to secure offending domain names and have infringing content removed. Our trademark litigation attorneys have significant experience in matters involving:
Trademark Infringement Litigation
Use of a trademark is considered infringing if it results in likely consumer confusion and is undertaken without the trademark owner’s consent. Trademark infringement can involve company names and logos, the branding of individual products and services, and the use of domain names that incorporate protected marks. It can take place online or in the physical realm, and it can involve marks that are either identical or “confusingly similar” to one another.
When we represent clients in trademark infringement litigation, our first step is to assess the validity of the allegations at hand. If the use of a mark appears to be infringing, we then shift our focus to protecting our client as fully and efficiently as possible.
Trademark Licensing Litigation
In addition to disputes between unrelated parties, trademark litigation can also arise in connection with trademark license agreements. We represent licensors and licensees in disputes arising both during license terms and following license expiration or termination. In these types of disputes, licensors’ and licensees’ claims and defenses will often involve questions such as:
- What is the geographical scope of the license?
- What are the licensed products or services?
- What marketing activities are permitted, and what approvals are required?
- What competitive restrictions apply (and are legally enforceable)?
- What are the licensee’s rights and obligations post-term?
Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) Litigation
Our trademark litigation attorneys also represent clients in matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). These matters involve efforts to challenge (or “oppose”) pending applications and to cancel existing trademark registrations. We have extensive experience in TTAB matters, and we have helped clients successfully challenge and defend USPTO trademark applications and registrations.
Schedule a Free Initial Consultation at AdamsIP
If you are facing a trademark-related dispute and would like to discuss your options with one of our trademark litigation attorneys, we invite you to schedule a free initial consultation at AdamsIP. To schedule an appointment as soon as possible, call 251-289-9787 or inquire online today.