Nov 6, 2018

Trademark Scams Protect Your Brand and Your Wallet

Photo of Wallet with Lock: Protect Your Brand

Trademark Owners are being inundated with trademark solicitations and scams from a variety of sources.  The trickery often begins with an abusive and misleading email.  One may wonder how this happened.  The United States Patent and Trademark Office Database is publicly available.  Thieves, swindlers, and unethical individuals are taking advantage of this information and soliciting trademark owners for bogus payments.  Rarely are legitimate services rendered by these individuals or organizations.  If you have received a Notice, an Invoice, a Bill, or even an Email requesting you to act, be cautious of the source and check with your trademark attorney immediately… Read more

Nov 6, 2017

U.S. News – Best Lawyers Recognizes SGR’s IP Practices Among Best in the US, Both Nationally and Regionally

Various intellectual property (IP) practice groups of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) have once again been named among the best IP practices at law firms in the United States for 2018, both nationally and regionally, by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®.  Specifically, SGR’s Patent Law, Trademark Law, Biotechnology Law, and IP Litigation practices were ranked among the top tiers on the national level, while SGR’s IP Litigation, Patent Law, and Trademark Law practices were ranked in the top tier for Atlanta, and SGR’s Biotechnology Law practice was ranked among the top tiers for Washington, DC. The rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that… Read more