Intellectual Property

Trademarks

Preti Flaherty attorneys have extensive experience managing trademark assets across industries and media and assist clients in navigating the complexities of protecting and capitalizing on their brand and unique assets. We work as strategic advisors to our clients, taking the time to fully understand the history and vision surrounding their assets to develop a long-term legal strategy that protects and advances their interests. As trademark counsel, we often conduct portfolio reviews, provide formal opinions and advise on strategic planning for asset management. Our team’s broad trademark experience includes:

  • Preparing, filing and pursuing trademark registrations
  • U.S. and international registrations
  • Protecting trademarks across jurisdictions
  • Maintaining and defending key assets
  • Enforcing existing registrations
  • Opposing attempted registrations of competing trademarks
  • Cancellation of conflicting registrations
  • Dispute resolution
  • IP contracts and licensing agreements
  • Domain names

Managing trademarks around the globe

Our international team has extensive experience before the U.S. Patent and Trademark office and trademark agencies worldwide, handling intellectual property protections in more than 50 countries. We manage all aspects of the registration process and continue to work with clients beyond the initial registration to ensure that we maintain and defend assets and interests. We also help clients with all legal issues surrounding the commercial use of trademarks and other protected assets and assist with a variety of contracts and other agreements in support of their business activities. Preti Flaherty’s team is also uniquely qualified in matters of domain names, an area that increasingly poses threats and challenges. Our attorneys have an extensive history of successful efforts to secure internet domains for clients and challenge deceptive practices by competitors.

Firm Highlights

Press Coverage

Maine media groups challenge new law on foreign spending on referendums

Maine’s two largest media associations, represented by Preti Flaherty attorneys Sigmund D. Schutz, Benjamin S. Piper, Jonathan G. Mermin, and Alexandra A. Harriman, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit challenging a Maine law burdening...

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Sigmund Schutz to moderate panel at 36th Annual Media and the Law Seminar: Under Attack! Existential Threats to Journalism and Free Speech

From unlawful searches and seizures of newsrooms and highly contentious litigation to physical harassment and calls for violence online, journalists and news organizations are under attack like never before. At the 36 th Annual...

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131st Maine Legislature End of Session Update

The First Regular Session of the 131st Legislature was expected to end on June 15th or soon after. Instead, the First Regular Session ended on March 30th, and the Governor signed the “continuing services&rdquo...

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Accessing Police Misconduct Records

Preti’s Sigmund Schutz will be one of the Maine panelists in New England First Amendment Coalition’s Accessing Police Misconduct Records series. This series continues NEFAC’s freedom of information lessons and builds on the information...

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Maine Workers’ Compensation Update - November 2023

The following is an overview of developments with respect to proposed legislation as well as new procedures on independent contractor determinations, medical fee schedule updates, and the use of updated Board forms, including medical...

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David Van Slyke Named to 2024 Lawdragon Green 500: Leaders in Environmental Law

Preti Flaherty’s Managing Partner David Van Slyke has been recognized by Lawdragon as one of the top 500 environmental lawyers in the U.S. It’s the third time he has been named to this prestigious...

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FRBP 9006 Doesn't Take Vacations

Bodie Colwell of Preti Flaherty’s Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy Group, has authored the article "FRBP 9006 Doesn't Take Vacations," appearing in the October 2023 issue of the American Bankruptcy Institute's Young & New Members Committee newsletter...

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Preti Flaherty Welcomes Trust and Estate Attorney Elise Salek to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that Elise Salek has joined the firm’s Trusts & Estates Practice Group. Practicing out of the firm’s Concord, New Hampshire office, Elise brings nearly three decades of experience...

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November 7, 2023 Election Results

Maine’s November 2023 statewide elections were exclusively referendum questions, four were citizen initiatives, and four were proposed amendments to the Maine Constitution. Of these, Questions 5, 7 and 8 were placed on the ballot...

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Attorney Jeffrey Thaler Named to 2024 Lawdragon Green 500: Leaders in Energy Law

Preti Flaherty’s attorney Jeffrey Thaler has been recognized by  Lawdragon  as one of the top 500 Leaders in Energy Law. This is Jeff’s third time named to this prestigious list since the first publication...