Bradley Arant Boult Cummings maintains a broad and diverse domestic and international trademark prosecution practice. We handle all aspects of trademark prosecution and portfolio management, including Opposition Proceedings and Cancellation Proceedings at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. We help our clients obtain and maintain trademarks in the United States and throughout the world, both in major markets such as in Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan; Mexico, Spain, and the United Kingdom, as well as less common jurisdictions such as Albania, Costa Rica, Iceland, India, Malaysia, Malta, Thailand, Turkey, Venezuela, and Vietnam, just to name a few. With our experience in international Madrid Protocol filings and our network of foreign counsel, we can – and do – handle trademark filings and portfolio issues in just about every country throughout the world.
We work closely with our clients’ marketing personnel and management to develop and manage a comprehensive portfolio of trademarks, trade dress, and product configurations. We work proactively with our clients in the trademark selection and adoption process to ensure the strength and value of the client’s marks. This includes conducting screening searches, full searches, and preparing freedom to use opinions. We also conduct periodic reviews of trademark portfolios, culling out the marks no longer in use (thus reducing costs), and focusing on new marks early so that the mark is protected in relevant markets.
Our trademark lawyers have received many accolades and recognition for their proactive approach and expertise in the trademark area. We have multiple attorneys who are members of the prestigious American Law Institute, as well as members of the editorial board of The Trademark Reporter®, the world's premier publication on trademark law. We have numerous members named in the Intellectual Property and Information Technology sections of the Best Lawyers in America. Multiple lawyers of our firm have also served on the Alabama Model Trademark Act Committee.
For more information on our Firm’s experience in trademark infringement litigation, Oppositions Proceedings and Cancellation Proceedings at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and domain name disputes, please click on the “Intellectual Property and Competitive Practices Litigation” link on the left.