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TRADEMARK

We counsel business clients regarding trademark issues both domestically and internationally. We conduct and analyze trademark searches and advise regarding conflict issues in the selection process; negotiate and draft licenses and assignments; and advise regarding infringement issues and the resolution of infringement disputes. We register trademarks and service marks in the U.S. and throughout the world. We also have a wealth of experience in protecting our clients’ trademarks through litigation, having successfully litigated a wide range of trademark-related matters in venues across the country.

Our clients include those with large trademark/service mark portfolios that we service and manage through a network of foreign associates covering every country where trademark protection can be obtained, as well as smaller companies with fewer—but equally important—trademarks to protect. We combine the services of our lawyers and paralegals to provide comprehensive yet cost-effective service, with appropriate staffing for the given task.

Injunction issued in favor of firm client on trademark infringement and false association claims following a two-day hearing, including fact and expert witnesses.

Brunetti/Pesc-Co, Inc. v. Brunetti Termite Control
Injunction for trademark infringement issued in favor of our client following a hearing.

National Cable Satellite Corporation v. Federer
Injunction for trademark and copyright infringement issued in favor of our client on a short timetable following a hearing in the closing days of a political campaign.

Publications

Your trademarks now can (but needn’t) be offensive

USPTO launches new proof of use audit program

Trademark Office warns about deceptive trademark-related solicitations

In new litigation, Amazon takes a stronger stance on counterfeit products

What U.S. companies need to know about their IP rights post-Brexit

Don't underestimate the importance of TTAB proceedings

Clearinghouse opens for protecting brands on new top-level domains

Acceptable specimens are key to strong trademark protection

Blog Posts

Boundaries of America Invents Act review procedures still being defined

So you want to protect your software: Tactics, options, and considerations post-Alice

The state of laches: Is delay in patent law different from delay in copyright law?

Branding your bud: Why trademarks are tricky for marijuana businesses

Web trademarks: It's not the words, it's the action

Duke, Hershey, and Winston: Who gets to trademark a famous name?

Redskins trademark case highlights value of linguistic analysis

Retailers fail to derail ICANN’s ‘Express’ train to more top-level domains

Trademarks, domain name wars, and the birth of cybersquatting remedies

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News

Congratulations to our 14 'Lawyers of the Year' for 2018

Kevin Kercher wins Volunteer Service Award from AUTM

Mark Sableman talks ‘internet twists’ at Midwest Digital Media Conference

Tom Polcyn named a Lexology Client Choice winner in Trademarks

A stitch in time: Thompson Coburn secures trademark protection for iconic Cherry Dress

Intellectual property litigator Brian G. Arnold joins Thompson Coburn

Congratulations to our 2017 ‘Lawyers of the Year’

Securing global trademark protections for PowerBar

Congratulations to our 8 ‘Lawyers of the Year’

25 Thompson Coburn attorneys recognized in 2015 Chambers USA

Los Angeles litigator, business advisor Rich Reinis joins Thompson Coburn

Intellectual property litigator Sam Watkins joins Thompson Coburn in Los Angeles

112 Thompson Coburn attorneys featured in 2015 Best Lawyers list

Shoko Naruo named to Lawyers of Color’s 2014 ‘Hot List’

Thompson Coburn sponsors St. Louis ‘Inventor of the Year’ awards celebration

27 Thompson Coburn attorneys recognized in 2014 Chambers USA

UMSL Research & Innovation Week to feature Tom Schlafly presentation

Krissa Lubben, Mark Sableman named 2014 Lexology Client Choice Award winners

St. Louis CLE will explore intellectual property enforcement in China

Jim Burger writes about counterfeits for Defense One

Mark Sableman launches Internet Law Twists & Turns blog

19 Thompson Coburn partners named 2013 St. Louis Lawyers of the Year

Counsel
St. Louis
314 552 6380

Hadi represents clients in trademark, copyright, advertising and unfair competition litigation.

Hadi represents clients in trademark, copyright, advertising and unfair com...

Hadi Al-Shathir
Partner
Los Angeles
310 282 2510

Brian is a litigator who assists companies across a wide variety of industries assert their intellectual property rights and defend against accusations of infringement in...

Brian is a litigator who assists companies across a wide variety of industr...

Brian Arnold
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6106

Matt litigates all forms of intellectual property.

Matt litigates all forms of intellectual property.

Matt Braunel
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6528

Chip's practice focuses on the representation of individuals, universities, and national and international companies in commercial transactions and counseling involving t...

Chip's practice focuses on the representation of individuals, universities,...

Chip Fendell
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6038

A Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group, Dean has extensive first chair trial experience, limiting his practice to intellectual property and commercial lit...

A Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group, Dean has extensive ...

Dean Franklin
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6299

Matt’s practice is focused on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in a variety of mechanical and electrical arts.

Matt’s practice is focused on the preparation and prosecution of patent app...

Matt Himich
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6304

David represents clients in a variety of intellectual property disputes, including patent prosecution, trademark, non-infringement and freedom to operate opinions.

David represents clients in a variety of intellectual property disputes, in...

David Jinkins
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6345

Kevin’s practice encompasses all areas of intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition, trade secrets and related areas.

Kevin’s practice encompasses all areas of intellectual property law, includ...

Kevin Kercher
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6595

Sartouk is an associate in the firm's Intellectual Property practice area.

Sartouk is an associate in the firm's Intellectual Property practice area.

Sartouk Moussavi
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6547

Jonathan's practice includes nearly every aspect of intellectual property litigation.

Jonathan's practice includes nearly every aspect of intellectual property l...

Jonathan Musch
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6077

Shoko provides intellectual property counseling to both domestic and international companies, with focus on IP portfolio management, enforcement, trademark selection, bra...

Shoko provides intellectual property counseling to both domestic and intern...

Shoko Naruo
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6149

Mike focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation and over the course of his legal career has compiled substantial first-chair jury trial experience.

Mike focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation and over the ...

Mike Nepple
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2237

Michael counsels clients on patent and trademark issues and represents them in federal courts across the United States.

Michael counsels clients on patent and trademark issues and represents them...

Michael Parks
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6331

Tom provides strategic intellectual property counseling to some of the world's largest consumer products companies, with a focus on IP portfolio management, licensing and...

Tom provides strategic intellectual property counseling to some of the worl...

Tom Polcyn
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6232

Steve advises clients on domestic and international patent applications and provides comprehensive counsel on licensing and technology transfer.

Steve advises clients on domestic and international patent applications and...

Steve Ritchey
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6103

Mark's practice focuses on facilitating clients' communications, in media, marketing and business.

Mark's practice focuses on facilitating clients' communications, in media, ...

Mark Sableman
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6580

Jennifer is a partner in the Firm's Intellectual Property and Media Law practice groups.

Jennifer is a partner in the Firm's Intellectual Property and Media Law pra...

Jennifer Visintine
Partner
Los Angeles
310 282 9451

Sam focuses his practice tightly on trademark and related intellectual property litigation, with an emphasis on designing and implementing efficient brand protection stra...

Sam focuses his practice tightly on trademark and related intellectual prop...

Sam Watkins