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Fish & Richardson is a global IP and litigation law firm with more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists across the United States and in Munich, Germany. With a national reach across the market, Fish is often mentioned as a firm of choice for trademark matters by some of the largest corporations in the world. Its clients range from emerging companies to Fortune 500 corporations across a number of industries, including computer hardware and software, consumer products, life sciences, financial services and the Internet. Fish understands the importance of trademarks as valuable business assets in today’s global economy. Clients rely on the firm not only to protect, defend and enforce corporate names, logos and products, but also to help them build a strong reputation and brand in the marketplace. With the support of the world’s premier IP law firm, Fish’s trademark practice offers the resources of a global IP leader, the expertise of a boutique and the personal service that comes with a local presence.

Trademark services

The firm takes a business-focused approach to handling the range of trademark and brand issues that its clients encounter. Its team includes experienced trademark attorneys and paralegals who are dedicated to trademark, trade dress, advertising and domain name matters. Fish’s services include:

  • registration, maintenance and renewal of trademarks worldwide;
  • preparation, filing, prosecution of new applications and responses to office actions;
  • clearance searches and opinions;
  • portfolio audits and strategic counselling;
  • licensing agreements and due diligence;
  • domain name acquisitions and dispute resolution worldwide;
  • advertising review and claim substantiation;
  • oppositions and cancellations before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB); and
  • litigation in federal and state courts, including claims of trademark and trade dress infringement, false advertising, right of publicity violations and unfair competition.

Trademark enforcement and litigation

In addition to its top-tier strategic counselling and prosecution practice, Fish stands out among firms for its rare combination of trial experience and subject-matter expertise. Many firms have trademark practitioners, but very few have a national team of trial lawyers who practise in this area exclusively. Attorneys represent some of the most famous brands in the world before the TTAB, state and federal district courts, appellate courts and before the US International Trade Commission. Fish’s trademark litigation team is devoted to helping clients prosecute or defend any type of dispute.

Global brand protection

Over the course of the firm’s 130-year history, Fish has developed strong relationships with law firms around the world. Between its Munich office and connections with foreign trademark counsel, the firm can furnish a comprehensive package of trademark services for virtually any jurisdiction in the world, while offering clients the benefit of a single point of contact. For clients that sell products internationally and require a global IP protection and enforcement strategy, it has direct access to expertise on trademark matters in the United States, Germany and throughout Europe, including the European trademark system.

Total access with FISHLink® Extranet

All clients have access to FISHLink® Extranet – a secure, password-protected web portal that provides direct access to the IP portfolios that Fish maintains for them. Updated daily and offered at no additional charge, FISHLink Extranet allows clients to review dockets, access documents, instantly print status, docket and maintenance reports and check the status of active opposition and cancellation proceedings worldwide.

Awards and industry recognition

US News & World Report and Best Lawyers ranked Fish a National Tier 1 firm for trademark law in their Best Law Firms survey (2011-2016). Fish has also been named a top trademark law firm in the WTR 1000 since its inaugural edition in 2011. In January 2010 Managing Intellectual Property named In re Bose, which the firm handled on behalf of Bose Corporation, among the top 10 most important IP cases of 2009, and gave the firm the US Trademark Case of the Year award at its North American Awards. Fish’s trademark practice has also been recognised in The American Lawyer, Managing Intellectual Property and the Legal 500 United States.

Contact details

Fish & Richardson
One Marina Park Drive
Boston MA 02210
United States

E: info@fr.com
T: +1 617 542 5070
F: +1 617 542 8906
W: www.fr.com

Professional contacts

Cynthia Walden, Principal
E: walden@fr.com

Other offices

New York, Silicon Valley, Washington DC

Sample client list

  • Bose Corporation
  • eHarmony Inc
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • New Balance
  • Samsung

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