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Thomas is a trademark attorney in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. His practice focuses on the acquisition, enforcement, and litigation of intellectual property rights, particularly related to trademarks and copyrights, both domestically and internationally.
Brenda advises clients seeking to expand and protect their brands in the global marketplace. She provides strategic counsel regarding trademark prosecution and enforcement, copyright, and licensing matters.
Louise focuses her practice on trademark law. She handles all aspects of selection and protection, including domestic and international clearance, prosecution, maintenance, licensing, due diligence, policing, litigation, and enforcement, including opposition and cancellation proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Jeff counsels clients on a wide range of business and intellectual property matters, including trademark, copyright, advertising, and unfair competition. He assists clients in developing strategies to protect, exploit, and enforce their intellectual property rights and represents them against allegations of infringement.
Luke focuses his practice on trademark, copyright, and entertainment law. Known for his close relationships with clients and the practical advice he offers on a wide range of complex matters, he assists in the acquisition, enforcement, use, and management of IP assets in the U.S. and worldwide.
Katrina serves as a partner and advisor to companies seeking to establish and protect intellectual property in the global marketplace. Clients value her responsiveness, as well as her practical advice for resolving problems quickly and cost effectively. With a strong affinity for actions that minimize both risk and litigation, Katrina helps businesses develop global trademark protection strategies, including registration of brands and enforcement of rights.
Laura focuses on all aspects of trademark and copyright prosecution and enforcement. Clients value her practical and timely legal advice, and look to her for support with the following types of trademark selection and protection issues, both in the U.S. and internationally: clearance, prosecution, Maintenance, licensing, due diligence, and policing enforcement including opposition, cancellation, and infringement proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), and global courts and trademark offices.
Michelle handles all aspects of U.S. and international trademark law, helping clients build and protect their IP portfolios while providing actionable advice on brand management. Her practice focuses primarily on clearance, prosecution, and enforcement matters. She has experience handling proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and coordinating foreign trademark enforcement and litigation for clients based in the U.S. and around the world.
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