The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.
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Boston boutique Sunstein is admired for its efficiency and commercial acumen; using proprietary workflow software and other technologies, the team handles prosecution, policing and enforcement assignments with the minimum of fuss, freeing up time that senior practice leaders Steve Abreu, Kerry Timbers and Lisa Tittemore invest in understanding and addressing clients’ unique needs. Abreu chairs the trademark department and is an “excellent nuts-and-bolts trademark lawyer, as well as one of the sharpest strategists around”. He and litigation-focused managing partner Timbers – a “gifted and persuasive writer” – represent Harvard University on contentious and non-contentious matters. Litigation chair Tittemore is “incredibly responsive and provides business-oriented advice”. She also plays a crucial role within the firm in terms of diversity, inclusivity and mentoring – something that patrons really appreciate. She links up with Abreu to provide wraparound brand support to Vertex Pharmaceuticals, while taking point on prosecution and enforcement work for ’47 brand, one of the top names in licensed sports merchandise.
“Winning Intellectual Property” is Sunstein’s tagline, which embodies the firm’s dedication to innovation and client services and its mission to deliver efficient and effective IP solutions to clients.
Sunstein is an IP boutique passionate about addressing our clients’ needs by 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. We emphasise early identification of client business goals and develop strategic plans in order to achieve them.
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 needs. 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 USPTO 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.
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.
Sunstein represents clients located throughout the United States and abroad, including public and private companies in all fields – ranging from pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices and services, to retail and consumer products – as well as major academic and research institutions, government agencies and individuals.
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.
We routinely 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.