Trademark, Copyright and Advertising
Trademark law, copyright protection, advertising regulations — let Brown Rudnick secure your intellectual property, defend it against the competition and assist you in the promotion of your business.
Our experienced trademark and IP attorneys and paralegals work with our clients to select, clear, register, protect and manage their brands and creative works at home and abroad, and to advise on compliance with marketing and advertising regulations in a wide range of industries.
We provide a full range of services in connection with brand and other rights-related IP law. Brown Rudnick advises companies on the entire life cycle of a trademark, beginning with the inception of a trademark through to branding strategies to registering trademarks and domain names and enforcing intellectual property rights. The team counsels on domestic and foreign trademark prosecution efforts and handles matters in the United States and across the European Union and the United Kingdom. This includes work in US federal courts, before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the English High Court (and appeal courts) and the UK and EU Intellectual Property Offices, as well as in domain name dispute resolution procedures. Our diverse client base spans a variety of industries — including technology, online services, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, retail and consumer products — and ranges from startups to global corporations.
Brands serve to create and promote your business identity, and the intellectual property rights that underlie the brand can be extremely valuable and long lasting assets (provided that you continue to use, update and protect them). In particular, developing strong, distinctive trademarks that do not infringe the rights of others, and then managing, protecting and enforcing rights in those marks, is critically important. At Brown Rudnick, we strive to balance the importance of protecting trademarks with the costs of doing so, keeping our clients’ budgets and business objectives firmly in mind. Additionally, with trademark attorneys in our US and European offices, our team directly handles trademark matters in the US, the UK and the EU, and works with a tried and tested network of local trademark counsel to handle matters in other countries around the world.
The team is led by Chair Peter J. Willsey, who brings more than two decades of experience in trademark and copyright litigation, counseling and prosecution.