Leveraging and protecting trademarks are critically important to any successful business. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP’s trademark attorneys handle all trademark-related matters from litigation in federal court to screening new marks around the world.
Holistic Brand Enforcement
Akin Gump has an extensive litigation practice for the enforcement of trademark rights, including trade dress, and for termination of unfair competition in both traditional and e-commerce marketplaces. Our trademark litigators represent both plaintiffs and defendants in litigation in district courts and courts of appeal throughout the country and around the world. Akin Gump’s trademark litigators use all possible resources, not limited to federal courts, to develop holistic strategies to attain our client’s objectives, including ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) and the International Trade Commission to battle infringement and counterfeiting, ICANN’s Uniform Dispute Resolution Procedure and the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act to battle cybersquatting and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board when trademark registration is at issue. Additionally, our international presence allows for efficient and effective trademark enforcement strategies wherever the infringement occurs. Our firm’s depth of experience and international reach allow Akin Gump to provide trademark clients extraordinary global service.
Trademark Counseling and Protection
Akin Gump’s trademark counseling practice is based on the principle that trademarks should be value creators in our clients’ business. This principle forms the basis of our approach to trademark availability searches and opinions, registration strategies, trademark licensing, trademark handling in corporate transactions, and advertising and media issues. Akin Gump’s trademark litigation experience provides an additional perspective that is essential to practical, value-driven advice at any stage in the trademark life cycle: screening, adoption, registration, licensing, valuation, due diligence or enforcement. For trademark issues outside of the United States, Akin Gump’s trusted network of trademark lawyers and agents around the world provide additional assistance on matters of local law and custom.