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Trademark & Copyright

Protecting Your Brand Worldwide

Our professionals provide a full spectrum of strategic services to establish and protect your business in the marketplace through brands.  We advise clients on brand strategy, protect and manage domestic and international trademark portfolios, police and enforce against potential infringers, defend against disputes, and assist clients with due diligence and licensing.  We also advise on trade dress, copyright, domain name, right of publicity, false advertising, unfair competition, and other related issues such as requisite regulatory approvals for brand names.  We draw from our deep experience to provide practical and effective service to our clients.

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Our Experience

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Mintz has handled all of NxStage's trademark needs, from its founding as a small start-up to achieving $400 million in annual revenue, including its first NxStage logo in the US, Canada, and Japan, and all of its subsequent brand registrations in South America, Mexico, Latin America, Europe, Oceania, Asia, and the Middle East.
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Mintz handles trademark, copyright, and domain name matters, including those involving the USPTO, TTAB, and counterfeit materials for Cedar Fair, which owns amusement parks in the United States and Canada.
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The Mintz trademark team provides extensive pro bono trademark and copyright support to The Schwartz Center, a nonprofit named for late Mintz attorney Kenneth B. Schwartz that advocates for compassion in healthcare. Mintz has helped the center license its programs to healthcare organizations.

Our Approach

Mintz takes a tailored, strategic, and business-friendly approach to our clients’ branding needs and objectives.  Our practice features comprehensive knowledge, industry savvy, and collaboration with other professionals, including a global network of trusted foreign counsel across 120+ countries.  We focus on delivering sophisticated and creative advice to our clients, which range from startup companies to Fortune 500 corporations across various industries including life sciences, software, technology, consumer products, retail, and media. 

Global Trademark Areas of Focus
  • Brand development
  • Clearance search
  • Filing and prosecution
  • Maintenance and renewal
  • Opposition and enforcement
  • Monitoring services
  • Infringement defense and dispute resolution
  • Risk assessment and availability opinion
  • Brand audit
  • Chain of title and recordal
  • Due diligence
  • Licensing and transactions
  • Anti-counterfeiting
  • Domain disputes
  • Competitive intelligence
  • Client education
  • US Customs recordations
​Copyright Areas of Focus
  • Counseling
  • Enforcement
  • Due diligence
  • Portfolio audit
  • Licensing and transactions
  • Registration
  • DMCA
  • Chain of title and recordal
  • Registration searches
  • US Customs recordation
  • Infringement defense and dispute resolution
​Representation Where You Need It
  • US Patent & Trademark Office
  • World IP Organization
  • National Arbitration Forum
  • International Trade Commission
  • US Copyright Office
  • National Advertising Division
  • US Trademark Trial & Appeal Board

Meet Mintz

Our Trademark & Copyright team collaborates with you to protect your trademarks, copyrights, domain names, and other brand identity assets in the United States and globally.