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

Publication

Changing Control in the Time of COVID: Navigating ‘Change of Ownership’ Prior to PPP Loan Satisfaction.

The Hypothetical Everyone loves a hypothetical, right? So let’s begin with one about Billy Builder: Billy Builder holds 55% of the equity in a construction business he founded way back when the fax machine...

Press Coverage

Sabattus Family's Bat Woes Prompt Bill To Force Real Estate Pest Disclosure

Press Coverage

Maine Newspapers Challenge Rule Concealing Electronic Court Records

A Maine court committee in December established a 90-day blackout period rule on public access to newly filed electronic court records, a move which has been challenged by Maine's newspapers as a violation of the First Amendment. Paper...

Event

From Augusta: A Legislative Update for HR Professionals

On March 13, 2020, Maine Senate President Troy Jackson and Speaker of the House Sara Gideon issued a joint statement to the 129th Maine Legislature signifying their intention to suspend the remainder of the...

News

Benchmark Litigation Names Preti Flaherty 2021 “Maine Firm of the Year”

Benchmark Litigation has named Preti Flaherty as 2021 Litigation Firm of the Year in the State of Maine. The Benchmark Awards honor distinguished litigators and law firms in all 50 states and 10 practice...

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From Concord: A Legislative Update for HR Professionals

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, all legislative activities in the state of New Hampshire, with a couple of exceptions, will be handled remotely. Several employment-related bills will be considered and voted on during this...

News

Maine Justice Foundation Makes Inaugural Grants to Six Maine Groups Working for Racial Justice and Equity

The Maine Justice Foundation has made inaugural grants from its Racial Justice Fund to six Maine groups. The goal of the Fund is to support Black, Indigenous, and People of Color statewide to forge...

Event

Never Say Goodbye: Employee Performance Reviews, Terminations, and Alternatives

Laura Rideout and Dottie Chalmers Cutter, VP of Operations at Chalmers Insurance Group will present on employee performance reviews, terminations, and alternatives as a part of the Institute for Family Owned Business Legal Lunch...

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Maine Workers' Comp Alert: Maine Supreme Court Issues Decision Regarding Statute of Limitations in Coordination of Benefits

Maine Supreme Court Issues Decision in Charest v. Hydraulic Hose Dealing with Unique Statute of Limitations Issue in the Context of the Coordination of Benefits On March 30, 2021, the Law Court issued a...

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Maine Workers' Comp Alert: Appellate Division Affirms Decision Involving Gradual Injury That First Manifested at Home, Not at Work

In Thomas v. United Ambulance , United Ambulance appealed a Decision (Goodnough, ALJ) granting Thomas’s Petition for Award and granting in part his Petition for Payment. United Ambulance argued that the ALJ erred in...