Trademark/Copyright Prosecution & Portfolio Management


Trademark prosecution and portfolio management requires experience, expertise and attention to detail. The IP attorneys in Ulmer & Berne’s trademark prosecution practice bring decades of experience to search, clearance, and portfolio management. By understanding our clients’ businesses and competitive landscapes, we are able to thoroughly and efficiently search and clear new marks. We successfully prosecute trademark applications in the USPTO and effectively manage global trademark portfolios through our network of foreign associates.

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to trademark portfolio management. We collaborate with our clients to develop best practices to suit their portfolios. Our trademark attorneys have experience as in-house trademark counsel, and as outside counsel managing global trademark portfolios for Fortune 500 companies as well as local companies and start-ups.

March 15, 2022 – Ulmer & Berne LLP is proud to announce that Partners Michael A. Marrero, Rachael L. Rodman, and Scott E. Rogers have been recognized in The World Trademark Review’s “WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals.” In the guide, Ulmer’s team is “appreciated for the innovative...

How much would it hurt your business to lose your Facebook or Shopify store, your Twitter handle, or your Amazon Brand registration? Today, more than ever, these secondary platforms define success or failure for an e-commerce or direct-to-consumer (DTC) business. Intellectual property (IP) law is here to help – and...

Earlier this month, a federal jury in North Carolina hit Walmart with a $95.5 million verdict for its willful infringement of Variety Stores, Inc.’s “BACKYARD” trademarks. The jury awarded $45.5 million as a reasonable royalty and disgorged $50 million in Walmart’s profits to create the total award. The case presents...

Ulmer & Berne LLP is pleased to announce that 11 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized by Cincy Magazine as Cincy Leading Lawyers. Attorneys selected as Cincy Leading Lawyers are considered to be the best in the Tristate area. Members of Greater Cincinnati’s legal community nominate their colleagues each...

Ulmer & Berne LLP is pleased to announce that five attorneys from its Chicago office have been selected to the 2019 list of Illinois Super Lawyers. The list features the top attorneys in the state, chosen for their demonstrated excellence in the practice of law. Of those named from Ulmer,...

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