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Trademark & Copyright

Protecting Your Brand Worldwide

Our professionals manage extensive domestic and international trademark portfolios and assist clients with trademark clearance, prosecution, registration, and licensing. We also provide counsel and strategy on general trademark, copyright, domain name, false advertising, unfair competition, and related issues. Mintz established its trademark practice in the late 1990s. Today our seasoned professionals continue to provide cutting-edge service as new issues arise with ever-changing technical innovation and strategic advancements and developments.

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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 strategic and practical approach to our clients’ domestic and international trademark protection. Considering a company's options within the market in which it operates, we help obtain the strongest protections available in the jurisdictions critical to its business.

We work with clients to develop appropriate branding strategies, tailoring search and registration procedures accordingly and with budgetary efficiency in mind. We also help craft comprehensive corporate IP policy to protect and maximize the value of hard-won IP assets. With a network of international associates in over 120 countries, the Mintz team is well positioned to protect trademarks, copyrights, domain names, and other brand identities globally.

Global Trademark Areas of Focus
  • Brand development
  • Searching and clearance
  • Registration and maintenance
  • Portfolio audits
  • Due diligence
  • Licensing
  • Watching services
  • US Customs recordations
​Copyright Areas of Focus
  • Counseling
  • Due diligence
  • Portfolio audit and evaluation
  • Licensing
  • Registration
  • DMCA complaints
​Representation Where You Need It
  • World IP Organization
  • National Arbitration Forum
  • US Customs
  • 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.