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

The Maine Monitor Sues York County for Jail Call Records

On August 2, The Maine Monitor filed a lawsuit against York County, challenging the County's denial of reporter access to public records that may detail times it has recorded confidential conversations between defendants being held at the...

News

Nineteen Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2021 Super Lawyers

Nineteen Preti Flaherty attorneys have been selected for recognition by Super Lawyers , including eleven Rising Stars. Super Lawyers rates outstanding lawyers throughout the United States in more than 70 practice areas. Only five...

Event

Legal Lunches: Workin' for the Weekend

Laura Rideout and John Cronan will participate in a panel discussion called "Workin' for the Weekend: Team Safety Including Wage & Hour, OSHA and Workers' Comp in a Post-COVID World" as a part of...

Event

Dan Walker to Present on Maine Cannabis Law and Policy at Cumberland Bar Association

Preti Flaherty attorney and Cannabis Business Group chair Dan Walker will present on the topic "Maine Cannabis Law and Policy: Review of Current Status and Updates to Maine’s Two Cannabis Programs – Medical and...

Event

Kenneth Rubinstein and Anthony Manhart to Present on Modifying AIA Contract Documents

AIA contract documents are the industry standard for managing contractual relationships in construction and design projects. Despite this widespread use, the contracts often contain holes and fail to protect the interests of particular clients...

Publication

Legislative Alert: Special Session, Redistricting, and Cloture

The Legislature gathered for a Special Session last week, September 29 th , to vote on legislative redistricting. The final agreement passed successfully and with strong bipartisan support in both the House and the...

Press Coverage

In Reversal, Maine CDC Will Allow "Advocacy Journalists" into Next COVID-19 Briefing

Following an announcement by Gov. Janet Mills, representatives from the Maine People's Alliance and the Maine Policy Institute will be allowed to attend and participate in the weekly livestream COVID-19 briefings presented by the Maine Center for Disease...

Publication

Employees Who Refuse to Comply with a Mandatory Vaccination Policy are Generally Ineligible to Receive Unemployment Benefits

Following a nationwide spike in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, an increasing number of Maine private businesses and colleges have joined the healthcare industry in requiring workers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Vaccine...

News

Law360 Names Matt Warner 2021 Cannabis MVP

Preti Flaherty attorney and Cannabis Business Group member Matt Warner was recently named one of Law360's 2021 MVPs in the field of Cannabis. Matt distinguished himself with his pioneering work challenging medical marijuana residency...

Publication

Beyond Maine’s Ban-the-Box Statute: Practical Employer Considerations

In five (5) days, Maine’s Fair Chance Employment Act goes into effect.  We originally summarized the objective and impact of that legislation in an alert posted on August 11, 2021 .  Now is the...