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Attorneys in Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s Intellectual Property Group assist companies in developing and protecting their brands, including through identifying, securing and protecting trademarks, service marks and trade dress in the U.S. and abroad. From developing strategies to handling infringement litigation, our team takes a comprehensive approach when advising on the following areas:

  • Strategies
    • Developing national and international trademark registration strategies consistent with existing and proposed business operations
    • Advising on mark selection
  • Portfolios
    • Managing domestic and international trademark, service mark and trade dress portfolios
    • Performing portfolio, product and marketing material audits to ensure continued trademark strength and identify potential gaps in portfolios
    • Analyzing portfolios to determine strategic value
    • Advising on corporate exit strategies
  • Trademark Prosecution & Enforcement
    • Performing clearance searches to confirm availability of marks for use and registration
    • Drafting, filing and prosecuting trademark applications to completion, both domestically and internationally
    • Representing clients in Trademark Trial & Appeal Board proceedings, including appeals, and opposition and cancellation proceedings
    • Policing our clients’ marks by monitoring competition and enforcing marks through litigation
    • Conducting domain name dispute proceedings to recapture domain names from cybersquatters
  • Litigation
    • Representing clients in trademark infringement, unfair competition and trade defamation disputes in federal courts throughout the U.S.
    • Initiating and defending against motions for preliminary injunctions and temporary restraining orders (TROs)
  • Trade Dress
    • Helping clients identify unique and innovative products at an early stage
    • Advising on the protection of the overall “look and feel” of products and their associated packaging through design and trade dress registration, enforcement, and litigation
  • Transactions, Licensing & Agreements
    • Negotiating and drafting licensing, product development, distribution, manufacturing and merchandising agreements
    • Conducting IP due diligence in corporate transactions, including the identification and transfer of key trademark and trade dress assets
  • Antitrust
    • Advising on unfair competition and monopolies, and related litigation



The group includes attorneys who have received the following recognition:

Trade Groups & Associations


Mark D. Simpson
Trademark Strategy, Prosecution & Licensing
Sherry H. Flax
Trademark Strategy, Prosecution & Licensing
Brian R. Landry
Trademark Strategy, Prosecution & Licensing
Darius C. Gambino
Trademark Litigation
John A. Basinger
Trademark Litigation