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

6th Circ. Says Auto Parts Co. Can't Arbitrate Price-Fixing Suit

On February 24, a three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Michigan district court's January 2019 decision that KYB Corp. can't force a suit accusing it of conspiring with other auto parts...

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Preti Flaherty Announces its COVID-19 Financial Relief Evaluation and Selection Tool

This Analysis of COVID-19 Financial Advice is effective as of 5PM on Friday, April 3, 2020.  THE INFORMATION SET FORTH BELOW IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE as Treasury Guidelines and other authorities emerge from the...

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Maine State Police May Be Spying on You

Police and governments are increasingly turning to new tracking and monitoring methods in their efforts to prevent and record evidence of crimes. A Portland Press Herald investigation examines these expanding law enforcement abilities and the...

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Maine - Waterville Coronavirus Panel Illegally Met in Secret

A Waterville City Council coronavirus subcommittee formed in response to the outbreak has been accused of illegally meeting in secret, denying public access to its deliberations, and making unlawful decisions. Extended Coverage: Virus Concerns Lead to 'Public' Meetings Without...

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Attorney Betsy E. Wakefield Joins Preti Flaherty’s Business Law Group

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that Betsy E. Wakefield has joined the firm. Betsy will practice with the Business Law Group from the firm’s Portland office, where she will be counseling banking and...

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2020 Employment Law Series: A Legislative Update for HR Professionals

For more than 25 years, Preti Flaherty's Employment Law Group has been keeping clients, business partners, and friends up to date on recent developments in employment law. Join us as we continue that tradition...

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Preti Flaherty Welcomes Attorneys James W. Beers, Jr., and Alan E. Topalian to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce the arrival of two new attorneys: James W. Beers, Jr., and Alan E. Topalian. James joins the Environmental Practice Group as a Director and will work from the...

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Construction Alert: Gov. Baker Clarifies Massachusetts Construction Requirements and Possible Future Impacts for New Hampshire

The state of construction in Massachusetts continues to evolve as Governor Baker issued another order yesterday tightening  the list of types of construction that are allowed to proceed  as "essential services." Under the new...

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Preti Flaherty Attorney Tim Bryant Selected by Franchise Times as “Legal Eagle”

For the twelfth year in a row, Preti Flaherty attorney Tim Bryant has been recognized as a Franchise Times magazine “Legal Eagle.” Nominated by their peers, franchise attorneys chosen for this honor are considered among...

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Essential Business? Essential Activity? Clarification Here.

Effective at 12:01 a.m. on April 2nd, the Governor has ordered a statewide “stay at home” order further restricting Maine resident’s movement. Governor’s Executive Order No. 28 FY 19/20 dated March 31, 2020 (“Stay...