Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP
Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP (“K&LNG”) comprises approximately 950 lawyers who practice in offices located in Boston, Dallas, Harrisburg, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York, Palo Alto, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Washington. K&LNG represents entrepreneurs, growth and middle-market companies and leading global corporations in every major industry group. Our practice is at once regional, national and international in scope, cutting edge, complex, and dynamic. You can learn more about the firm and its practice areas by visiting our website at www.klng.com.
Defining, managing and protecting intellectual property assets are critical parts of today's competitive landscape. The lawyers in K&LNG’s intellectual property practice bring a broad spectrum of expertise and experience to serve the needs of clients across the world in numerous technical and nontechnical intellectual property protection, litigation and counseling matters. Our IP lawyers represent a wide variety of clients for whom intellectual property is critically important.
Trademark/Trade Dress Litigation
A name, logo or slogan is important in identifying a business and its unique qualities to the consuming public. In today's increasingly globalized commercial world, these things can have a tremendous impact upon a client's competitive edge. Indeed, the value of trademarks, service marks and trade dress, and the symbols, logos, colors, words and phrases of which they are comprised, is greater than ever before. At K&LNG, our trademark/trade dress litigation practice is focused on litigating disputes relating to these important assets.
To that end, we routinely prosecute and defend claims involving both registered and unregistered trademarks and service marks, as well as a wide variety of trade dress claims. We do so in all of the typical forums for resolving these types of disputes, including the Federal Courts, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the state courts and in a variety of alternative dispute resolution settings. With the help of a comprehensive list of counsel with whom we have had prior relationships, we have also pursued and defended trademark and service mark claims in numerous jurisdictions around the world.
Our trademark litigation clients have marks and symbols of importance in almost every type of commercial endeavor and in many nonprofit organizations as well. We have litigated trademark and trade dress disputes for clients in the fields of: Entertainment; Sports; Marketing and Advertising; Beverages; Telecommunications; Financial services; Technology; E-commerce; Publishing; Healthcare; Insurance; Educational services; Retail sales; Not-for-profit organizations; Construction; Industrial manufacturing; Light manufacturing; Design professionals.
Although not every infringement case will involve a request for a preliminary injunction, many of these cases do because claimed infringements of trademark interests often present the potential for irreparable harm in the absence of prompt relief from a court. At K&LNG, we know what it takes to pursue and/or to defend against a motion for preliminary injunction. We have extensive experience with motions for preliminary injunctions and temporary restraining orders in the context of a wide variety of trademark, service mark and trade dress matters, including in particular, cases involving counterfeiting. Indeed, we have brought numerous ex parte seizure actions as part of a well-developed anti-counterfeiting program for one of our entertainment clients.
Palo Alto Office
630 Hansen Way
Palo Alto, CA 94304
San Francisco Office
Four Embarcadero Center, 10 th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111