Venable attorneys are skilled in all phases of trademark litigation, including applications for emergency injunctive relief (temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctions and seizures), declaratory judgment proceedings, trials, and appeals. We litigate cases in courts throughout the United States and assist with cases in tribunals around the world.
Our team includes seasoned trial lawyers with the technical knowledge needed to handle complex cases, and the business knowledge required to understand what these cases mean to the client. We litigate every kind of dispute in this field – from trademark, service mark, and trade dress infringement to cyberpiracy, trade secrets, and unfair competition – in all cases, bringing both experience and creativity to bear.
This extensive experience in trademark litigation includes hundreds of proceedings in Federal Court and before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. We represent both small local and large national companies.
Our litigators gain support from the extensive knowledge and experience of our trademark prosecution group, recognized as one of the top ten prosecution practices in the country.
When Technology Pushes IP to the Edge, We are Prepared
Venable's trademark litigation team is involved in cutting-edge issues of intellectual property, such as social networking, domain name disputes, and keyword advertising.
In the realm of e-commerce, Venable is equally ahead of the curve. We have successfully litigated more than 50 domain name disputes through the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy and a number of successful court cases under the Anti-Cybersquatter Consumer Protection Act. Several of our attorneys are engaged in litigation involving keyword advertising and litigation involving social media sites.
A trademark is not simply a word or symbol – it is the embodiment of a company's reputation, brand, and business. Whether initiating trademark litigation or defending against a lawsuit, we protect our client's best interests.
- Computer software and hardware
- Consumer products
- Direct response marketing
- Financial services
- Food and beverage
- Medical devices
- Toys and games
- VoIP and wireless
- Water purification
- Cyberpiracy/domain names
- Direct response
- Electronic retailing
- Internet marketing
- License disputes
- Trade dress
- Unfair competition