Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP offers its clients extensive capabilities in the protection and enforcement of trademark rights.
This includes developing and maintaining extensive portfolios of trademark registrations, licensing trademark rights, policing unauthorized trademark use and litigating issues of trademark infringement and unfair competition. We help devise and institute protection and enforcement strategies that are tailored to our client's business and the industries in which they compete.
We advise on the availability of trademarks and service marks, assist with corporate and product rebranding programs and prepare and file applications to register trademarks and service marks both domestically and around the world through our affiliations with trusted and vetted agents.
We litigate trademark and unfair competition disputes in state and federal courts as well as administrative proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Our Trademark Group draws upon a wealth of experience both as private practitioners and as former examiners with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. We count among our former members an Assistant Commissioner of Trademarks, a President of the International Trademark Association and a Chairman of the Section of Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law of the American Bar Association. Our present members include a past Chairman of the Patent, Trademark and Copyright Section of the District of Columbia Bar, a past Chairperson of the Patent, Trademark and Copyright Section of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia and three past Chairpersons of the Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of Georgia. In addition, the attorneys in our Trademark Group are active with intellectual property organizations including International Trademark Association (INTA), Intellectual Property Owner's Association (IPO), American Intellectual Property Association (AIPLA) and the Licensing Executives Society.