Trademarks, Branding & Trade Dress

Much Shelist IP lawyers have helped clients obtain, preserve and protect their trademarks and trade dress throughout the United States and worldwide. 

We counsel clients through the life of a trademark and provide strategies for protecting their rights. From the initial stage of selecting a trademark, we can conduct trademark searches to help identify the potential rights of others that may restrict or prevent the adoption and use of the trademark. Our trademark attorneys assist clients in obtaining trademark registrations, policing the registrations and opposing and petitioning to cancel other trademarks that may be too similar to our clients' trademarks. We handle domestic and international trademark clearance, registration and protection, and we forcefully defend our clients against charges of infringement and unfair competition. 

Our attorneys assist clients in protecting the overall image and packaging of a product through trade dress protection. Enforceability of trade dress overlaps other areas of intellectual property law, including trademark, copyright, patent and unfair competition. We have extensive experience in this area and can help clients identify all aspects of protection, working with them to fully protect their rights.