United States: Massachusetts Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

“Winning Intellectual Property” is Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP’s tagline, which embodies the firm’s mission to deliver efficient and effective IP solutions to our clients. We emphasise early identification of client business goals and develop strategic plans in order to achieve them.

Sunstein is an IP boutique providing high-quality trademark counselling, prosecution and enforcement services with a focus on implementing legal strategies that advance clients’ business goals. We have an outstanding record of important wins for our clients through litigation, patent and trademark prosecution, IP portfolio development and business transactions. We also have a long track record of success in protecting and enforcing our clients’ patent, trademark, copyright and other IP-related assets.

Proven trademark experience

Sunstein develops and maintains domestic and foreign trademark portfolios for clients and provides a complete range of trademark services, including pre-filing consultation, trademark selection, searches and clearance, trademark registration and maintenance and trademark licensing, enforcement and policing.

We believe that the first step towards achieving our clients’ goals  is listening to our clients and working with them to understand their goals. We pay special attention to developing strategies that encompass a client’s entire business and we help them to identify the questions that should be asked. We set up procedures and policies consistent with the client’s culture and provide cost-benefit analyses that help them to make choices regarding the proper focus of their trademark strategy.

We work as a team with our clients and seek to develop a close working relationship. Our proactive approach and passion for trademarks ensure the highest level of cooperation and lead to the highest level of legal service. Clients enjoy working with us because of the experience and enthusiasm that we bring to finding solutions that work for them.

We work with an extensive network of law firms from around the world, both providing services to their clients and obtaining international protection for our many clients with global business needs. When we represent the clients of other law firms, we work with those firms and their clients to guide them through the US Patent and Trademark Office process and introduce cutting-edge strategies to procure US registration more easily. We strive to make billing easier by offering fixed fees for certain trademark clearance and prosecution projects.

Leveraging technology

We use the latest technological tools to manage clients’ trademark portfolios. We use an award-winning fully electronic file system, allowing our attorneys access to the entire client file whenever and wherever they need it. We employ a nationally recognised innovative proprietary workflow automation software system – developed at Sunstein – to manage prosecution tasks, increasing our efficiency and accuracy. We can also provide clients with direct access to their patent and trademark portfolio reports through secure internet portals.

We regularly monitor third-party uses of our clients’ marks, through electronic watch services and other means, to ensure that our clients’ hard-won rights are protected from infringers.

Representative industries

Sunstein represents clients located throughout the United States and abroad, including public and private companies in all fields – including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices and services, retail and consumer products – as well as major academic and research institutions, government agencies and individuals.

Litigation

Aggressive representation in high-stakes IP litigation is a hallmark of Sunstein’s trial practice. Our litigators have handled significant cases in courts throughout the United States and have achieved superior results by carefully tailoring litigation strategy to our clients’ business objectives and the requirements of the case. Trial strategy is our constant focus.

Sunstein trial lawyers have won multimillion-dollar recoveries, obtained emergency injunctive relief and successfully defended high-stakes cases. Our knowledge of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret law, technology and science enables us to deliver results.

Business transactions

We regularly handle a wide range of transactions involving technology-based companies and are accustomed to dealing with the special problems of forming and financing new business ventures in the United States. We offer a variety of corporate legal services to businesses. Our business practice group leverages our transaction skills with extensive knowledge of intellectual property and technology to promote clients’ business objectives.

Contact details

Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
125 Summer Street
Boston MA 02110-1618
United States

E: ltittemore@sunsteinlaw.com
T: +1 617 443 9292
F: +1 617 443 0004
W: www.sunsteinlaw.com

Professional contacts

Lisa M Tittemore, Chair, trademark group
E: ltittemore@sunsteinlaw.com

Sample client list

  • ’47 Brand LLC
  • Haemonetics
  • Harvard University
  • The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals

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