Our attorneys and staff conduct research and counsel clients on trademark availability and regularly register and enforce clients’ trademarks, service marks, and certification marks before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in court. We also track prosecution and maintenance deadlines.

Our attorneys and staff conduct research and counsel clients on trademark availability and regularly register and enforce clients’ trademarks, service marks, and certification marks before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in court. We also track prosecution and maintenance deadlines. Our trademark attorneys have experience:

  • Helping clients research the availability of a proposed trademark and the likelihood of obtaining registration of the mark as well as developing and implementing strategies to exploit and protect the mark 
     
  • Acquiring, licensing, transferring and clearing the proposed use of trademarks
     
  • Monitoring and maintaining federal and state registrations
     
  • Appearing before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in administrative proceedings

 

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Beauty Pageant Promoter

Defended Beauty Pageant Promoter Against Trademark Infringement Claim

Williams Mullen served as lead counsel in defending client, who was sued in federal court in New York by the promoter of the Miss USA pageant.
National Manufacturer of Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinets

Defended Cabinet Manufacturer Against Trademark Infringement Claims

Williams Mullen filed a declaratory judgment action for declaration of noninfringement of marks in response to claims asserted by La-Z-Boy.  We also included affirmative claims of trademark infringement against La-Z-Boy, and asserted affirmative claims of trademark infringement against La-Z-Boy.
Health Care Company

Defended Health Care Company Against Trademark Infringement Action

Defended health care company against trademark infringment action filed in the Eastern District of Texas.
National Retailer of Discount Variety Goods

Defended National Discount Retailer Against Claims of Copyright, Trade Dress, and Patent Infringement on Paper Punches

Defended national discount retailer against claims of copyright, trade dress, and patent infringement.
 

Defended National Retailer Against Claims of Trademark Infringement in the Rocket Docket

Served as counsel in a trademark infringement case brought in the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division.
National Retailer of Used Vehicles

Defended National Used Automobile Retailer against Trademark and Trade Dress Infringement Claims

Defended client in a declaratory judgment action over trademark infringement in Florida.
National Coffee Manufacturer

Represented Coffee Manufacturer in Registered Trademark and Trade Dress Action

Filed suit on behalf of coffee manufacturer-client asserting infringement of registered and common law trademarks and trade dress based on defendants' use of an imitation of those marks on a coffee can used as a promotional item for the movie "Watchmen."
Internet Retailer of Home Decorating Products

Represented Internet Retailer of Home Decorating Products in Trademark Dispute

Prosecuted lawsuit to enforce client's registered "dot com" trademark against an infringing competitor.
Manufacturer of Pool Toys and Aquatic Products

Represented Manufacturer of Aquatic Toys in Design Patent Infringement Claims

Filed suit for design patent infringement and trade dress infringement of two aquatic toy products, including an underwater skateboard and a spring float. 
Promoter of Nationally-Known Music Festival

Represented Music Festival Promoter to Obtain Bootleg Injunction to Prevent Infringement of Trademarks at Music Festival

Served as lead counsel in seeking injunctive relief under the Lanham Act, permitting seizure of bootleg products from "John Doe," i.e. unknown defendants, during a nationally-known multi-day music festival.
International Tobacco Company

Represented National Retail Product Manufacturer in Trademark Action

Represented national retail product manufacturer in trademark action.
Designer, Manufacturer and Retailer of Casual and Work-related Footwear

Represented National Retailer in Trade Dress Infringement Action

Filed lawsuit in federal court in Roanoke. Acted as local counsel and participated in injunction hearing
National Retailer of Used Vehicles

Represented National Used Automobile Retailer in Trademarks Infringement Action

On behalf of client, filed trademarks infringement action against competitor. 
National Retailer of Used Vehicles

Represented National Used Automobile Retailer in Trademarks and Trade Dress Infringement Action

On behalf of client, filed trademark and trade dress infringement claims against competitor. 
National Owner and Franchisor of Fast Food Restaurants

Represented Restaurant Owner and Franchisor in Trademark Infringement Claims

Represented national fast food restaurant owner and franchisor to enforce our client's nationally registered trademarks against a full service truck stop operating under the same name. 

 

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