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

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Maine’s Exemption Laws Are Changing

In March of this year, Representative Denise Tepler (D. Topsham) introduced “An Act To Increase the Value of Property Exempt from Attachment and Execution,” LD 737, which sought to dramatically change Maine’s exemption scheme. ...

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Preti Flaherty Welcomes Attorneys Angelica Li and Hannah M. Oakes to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce the arrival of two new attorneys to our Boston, Massachusetts, office: Angelica Li and Hannah M. Oakes. Angelica joins the firm as an Associate in our Environmental Practice...

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Fifteen Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected as Chambers USA Leaders in Their Field

Fifteen Preti Flaherty attorneys and five practice groups have been selected for inclusion in the 2021 Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business , the highly regarded directory of leading attorneys and...

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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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The Latest from OSHA on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 at Work

On the tails of updated guidance from other agencies, the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA") released new pandemic-related guidance last month. This guidance was issued on June 10, 2021...

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Preti Flaherty Attorneys Sig Schutz and Alex Harriman Assist with Amicus Brief in Defense of Maine's Anti-SLAPP Law

Serving as counsel for The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP) and 14 other news media organizations, Preti Flaherty attorneys Sigmund Schutz and Alexandra Harriman filed with the Maine Supreme Judicial Court a...

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How to Avoid Misclassifying Your Employees Under the Maine Workers’ Compensation Act

What criteria are necessary to classify someone as an independent contractor and how can employers avoid misclassification and the repercussions that come with it? In this article, Preti Flaherty attorney and Mainebiz guest columnist John...

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Escalation Clause: An escape from the price-spike trap

Anyone in real estate development would have to be living under a rock not to know about skyrocketing lumber and material prices in the “post”-pandemic world. Pre-pandemic, the average cost for 1,000 board feet...

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Legislative Alert: Maine Legislature Adjourns!

The First Special Session of the 130 th Legislature finally adjourned on Monday night, July 19 th . As many of you may remember, the First Regular Session ended in March 30th when the...

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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...