McAndrews, Held & Malloy Ltd

McAndrews, Held & Malloy is a premier, full-service IP and technology law firm that serves some of the world’s largest and most iconic companies, as well as other businesses and innovators of all sizes and in virtually every field. These organisations rely on McAndrews to handle complex, high-stakes matters ranging from trademark and patent litigation to strategic trademark portfolio management and design and trade dress rights.

McAndrews is a uniquely positioned law firm modelled to efficiently and effectively serve clients, providing world-class lawyers, approaches and insights, while at the same time offering exceptional service and value. Clients appreciate the firm’s highly integrated, collaborative, team-based approach, which features unusually high levels of senior-attorney attention. In addition, McAndrews is wholly focused on intellectual property. That results in distinct advantages in terms of how it staffs teams, and it delivers exceptional results.

McAndrews is driven by a mission that has not changed since our firm was founded: to deliver best-in-class, highly effective and efficient IP legal expertise, as well as extraordinary, personalised service.

Trademark experience

At McAndrews, we offer skilled management of large, small and single trademark portfolios. Our clients benefit from our deep knowledge of both US and international trademark law. That ensures effective, strategic counsel on the determination, adoption and protection of trademarks, as well as copyrighted material, design patents, brand names, brand marks, internet-based assets and other proprietary work. The breadth of our experience in preparing trademark opinions and in the filing, prosecuting and maintaining both US and foreign trademark applications and registrations is evidenced by the substantial number of matters we handle in any given year.

Our trademark clients also benefit from our expertise in patent law. There is considerable overlap between the two disciplines and, as a patent and trademark firm, we deliver valuable expertise in both.

Trademarks are often among a company’s most valuable assets. We work to ensure that infringement or dilution of a mark does not result in lost revenue, brand/category leadership or goodwill. Further, our counselling during the early phases of trademark development helps avoid costly conflicts and potential enforcement problems. We also provide guidance in the related areas of trade dress and design patents. A product’s look can be as valuable, strategic and proprietary as its function and technology and often provides significant opportunities for additional protection.

Should litigation prove necessary, our extensive trademark litigation work includes the assertion and defence of trademark infringement claims and unfair competition in federal, state and foreign courts, along with both opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and other similar tribunals worldwide. Because we possess such strong litigation experience, we have developed an informed and strategic perspective on trademark prosecution, allowing us to prepare comprehensive applications that pre-empt potential challenges and help discourage potential litigants.

Areas of focus

  • Strategic counselling
  • Prosecution
  • Litigation, including opposition and cancellation proceedings
  • Domain names
  • Counterfeiting
  • False advertising
  • International trademarks

Contact details

McAndrews, Held & Malloy Ltd
500 West Madison Street
34th Floor
Chicago IL 60661
United States

Professional contacts

Sample client list

  • Abbott
  • AbbVie
  • Ashley Furniture
  • DS Smith
  • ITW
  • PlayCore
  • Prestolite Electric
  • RTI Surgical
  • Sears
  • Sterno Home
  • The Christian Broadcasting Network
  • Valtech
  • VTech

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