Our attorneys are recognized leaders and have extensive experience in all facets
of trademark law, routinely clearing, protecting, enforcing our clients' trademarks,
and providing strategic brand counseling. This is why some of the world’s most successful
and prominent corporations turn to Epstein Drangel. Intellectual Property Today
has ranked Epstein Drangel as one of the "Top Trademark Firm(s)" in the United States.
We have literally written the book on registering trademarks. (See GUIDE TO REGISTERING TRADEMARKS
Our attorneys have cleared and successfully prosecuted trademark applications for
some of the world’s best known brands. We are skilled in managing large trademark
portfolios for major companies, and we also engage in global trademark prosecution
and enforcement. We have established a global network of associate firms to ensure
responsive, cost-effective and quality services in almost any country in the world.
We have a high rate of success prosecuting trademark applications and, when necessary,
prevailing on ex parte appeal. Our attorneys frequently lecture on registering and
enforcing trademarks. All of our clients have direct online access to IPEdge, our
proprietary trademark database. We also provide additional services in the areas
of infringement investigations and opinions, trademark audits, and drafting and
negotiating licenses, assignments, and co-existence agreements.
We represent companies founded on innovation and understand that having strong patents
that protect their proprietary information is essential. Given today’s evolving
IP environment, procuring those patents is more challenging than ever. Epstein Drangel
has the experience and skills to help companies meet that challenge. Our advice
combines tremendous technical knowledge with practical approaches to help businesses
compete in the marketplace.
We have expertise and experience in a broad range of mechanical, electrical and
software technologies, including electronic control systems, computer hardware and
software, semiconductor manufacturing processes and circuitry, sensors, display
systems, optics, medical devices, telecommunications, a wide variety of consumer
products, anti-theft alarm systems, motorized and manually operated locking devices,
footwear construction, dental instruments, thermogravimetric analyzers, financial
systems and smart phone applications.
We also assist in building and managing domestic and international patent portfolios
tailored to each client’s budget. Supporting a large customer base across globe,
we prepare and prosecute U.S. and foreign patent applications, including foreign-origin
applications under the Paris Convention or Patent Cooperation Treaty and handle
all aspects of prosecution, including examiner interviews, reexaminations, reissues,
petitions and appeals.
We have developed and actively maintain an international network of seasoned foreign
associates for assisting clients in protecting their rights worldwide. We also render
opinions regarding patentability, patent validity, patent infringement and freedom
to operate and negotiate and prepare licenses and other agreements. In addition,
we also provide attentive and responsive service throughout the entire patent process,
keeping clients informed of progress and ensuring all actions support their business
Moreover we provide cost savings to our clients by filing, where appropriate, using
the USPTO’s electronic filing system. We also ensure enforcement and defense of
patent rights through tailored litigation strategies, including third party infringement
claims. We have successfully represented numerous corporations in infringement lawsuits
in the federal courts, including U.S. District Courts and U.S. Courts of Appeal.
We are great believers in the power of copyright law. It is a critical and valuable
weapon in a company’s intellectual property arsenal. The low cost and high benefit
return is unrivaled in intellectual property law.
We offer a full prosecution and maintenance program. We counsel and train clients
on the necessity of establishingin-house copyright application filing programs.
We advise clients on issues such as work for hire, fair use, international copyright
protection, the ability to use copyrights vs. trademarks for enforcement in various
foreign countries, renewal and termination of rights, and recording registrations
with customs authorities. We undertake copyright rights with due diligence and clearance,
and defend and enforce our client’s copyrights.