McAfee & Taft has one of the largest trademark practices in this area of the country. A number of our attorneys practice almost exclusively in the field of trademark law. Our trademark practice provides a complete range of services, and our clients range from large international companies to sole proprietors. We have the experience and resources to successfully and efficiently handle all trademark related matters, including trademark clearance, registration, maintenance, licensing, protection and litigation. Additionally, our attorneys help clients develop strategies to build brand equity in their trademarks. Such services include educating clients in branding and enforcement strategies.
Trademark Clearance, Registration and Maintenance
Our attorneys regularly conduct searches and investigations to determine the availability of marks both nationally and internationally. We have successfully obtained federal, state and foreign registration of trademarks, service marks, collective marks and certification marks. We have a comprehensive network of foreign associates throughout the world who assist us in procuring and protecting international trademark registrations. Additionally, we provide docketing services for the maintenance of a healthy trademark portfolio.
Contracts Involving Trademarks
Our attorneys have extensive experience in drafting and negotiating all types of contracts and agreements involving trademarks, including license agreements, franchise agreements, coexistence agreements and assignments.
McAfee & Taft also has attorneys with vast experience in successful trademark litigation in a variety of forums. We have handled numerous cases in state and federal courts around the country and before the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. We have the resources and connections to be able to protect and litigate trademark matters both nationally and internationally.