Trademark

A strong trademark or service mark symbolizes strong goods or services and may be one of a company’s most valuable assets. RatnerPrestia recognizes the value and importance of marks and is dedicated to providing outstanding legal services for its trademark clients.

RatnerPrestia’s Trademark Prosecution Practice is concentrated at its office in King of Prussia, PA. RatnerPrestia boasts a combination of attorneys and trademark specialists, complemented by an experienced administrative staff, who provide complete, timely and cost effective services in all facets of the trademark practice.

From providing initial counseling regarding selection and clearance of a mark, to filing applications for registration, to advising regarding proper use and enforcement of trademark rights, RatnerPrestia has the experience and resources to help brand owners protect and strengthen their valuable trademarks. For clients selecting a new mark, our attorneys’ concise and insightful analysis of trademark search reports guides clients in making informed business decisions. For clients wishing to protect a selected mark, RatnerPrestia has extensive experience not only preparing and prosecuting U.S. trademark registration applications and international registration applications, but also coordinating registrations worldwide through our network of dedicated foreign associates.

Enforcement, Licensing and Co-existence

An effective trademark program often requires entering into coexistence agreements or licenses with other parties, evaluating potentially infringing marks, sending or responding to cease and desist letters, and litigating or bringing another proceeding to protect or defend a mark. Members of RatnerPrestia’s Trademark Practice work closely with members of the Litigation/Dispute Resolution Practice and Transactions Practice, as appropriate, to make sure every client gets the benefit of our full range of expertise.

RatnerPrestia’s United States trademark litigation capabilities are geared for both the federal courts and administrative proceedings, such as Oppositions/Cancellations before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) and domain name disputes resolved using the Uniform Domain name Resolution Policy (UDRP). RatnerPrestia also has extensive experience coordinating trademark litigation and administrative proceedings in other countries.

RatnerPrestia’s skill, experience, and creativity in transactional matters has helped Fortune 500 clients amicably and cost-effectively resolve disputes through coexistence agreements, as well as secure profitable business opportunities through licensing.

Trademark Resources
Comparison of Benefits of Federal Registration
Guidelines for Maintaining and Strengthening Trademark Protection
Trademark Information Sheet (information needed to file a U.S. application)