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.

Today, the United States Supreme Court overturned a provision of the Lanham Act that disallowed registration of terms or phrases that “may disparage” persons in Matal v. Tam. The Supreme Court ruled that the so-called “disparagement clause” of the Lanham Act violated the free speech provisions of the First Amendment....

The World Trademark Review (WTR) has recognized Ulmer & Berne partners Thomas M. Williams and Michael A. Marrero in its “WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals” rankings. WTR is the world’s only independent multimedia publication dedicated exclusively to reporting on trademark issues. This marks the fifth consecutive year...

“US District Court Upholds Cancellation of ‘Redskins’ Registrations” World Intellectual Property Review July 9, 2015

Ulmer & Berne LLP partner Thomas M. Williams is recognized for the fourth consecutive year by the World Trademark Review (WTR) in their “WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals” rankings. WTR is the world’s only independent multimedia publication dedicated exclusively to reporting on trademark issues. An accomplished litigator,...

“Trademark Issues Get Attention From Supreme Court Preclusion, Deference, Re-Litigation and Other Topics Get a Lot of the Attention From the Supreme Court Justices” InsideCounsel December 4, 2014

Ulmer & Berne LLP is named to the BTI IP Honor Roll as described in the “BTI Intellectual Property Outlook 2015: Changes, Trends and Opportunities in IP & IP Litigation.” BTI Consulting is a leading provider of market research for professional service firms. The BTI IP Outlook 2015 combines a...

“Lanham Act Suit Proceeds Against Coke; Consumer Attorneys Call Ruling a Boon” Bloomberg BNA Product Safety & Liability Reporter June 12, 2014

“Lanham Act Suit Proceeds Against Coke; Consumer Attorneys Call Ruling a Boon” Bloomberg BNA Product Safety & Liability Reporter June 12, 2014

“Sixth Circuit Upholds Infringement Finding Against Bar’s Owner for Copyright Violations” Bloomberg BNA Patent, Trademark & Copyright Law Daily June 11, 2014

Ulmer & Berne LLP partner Thomas M. Williams is recognized for the third year in a row by the World Trademark Review (WTR) in their “WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals” rankings. WTR is the world’s only independent multimedia publication dedicated exclusively to reporting on trademark issues. An...

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