Your brand is the face your business presents to the world.  Since trademarks are frequently one of the most important intellectual property assets a company owns, S&D’s trademark lawyers have vast experience helping companies protect valuable goodwill built up in their brands, and handling a wide variety of trademark disputes, including those related to:

  • Trademark infringement/unfair competition
  • False advertising
  • Online infringement
  • Cybersquatting and domain name issues
  • Merchandising and licensing disputes
  • Trade dress infringement
  • Dilution
  • Counterfeiting
  • Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Practice

The firm’s trademark lawyers litigate, arbitrate and mediate trademark infringement, unfair competition, false advertising, cybersquatting, and breach of contract claims involving trademarks and/or trade dress issues.

The team also routinely prepares a wide range of trademark-related contracts, including licenses, co-existence agreements and settlement agreements.

False and Misleading Advertising

The firm represents clients in a wide variety of matters before the courts, regulatory agencies and review boards,  involving claims of false advertising, deceptive packaging and similar issues.  S&D lawyers have handled false advertising claims under the Lanham Act, as well as state law false advertising statutes.  S&D’s team provides review and recommendation services to its clients regarding proposed advertising claims, to help minimize the risk of a false advertising claim, as well as assistance with claim substantiation and documentation.

Unfair Business Practices

Latham lawyers have handled actions involving various US federal and state false advertising, unfair competition, unfair business practices, and consumer protection claims including claims under the Lanham Act, New York’s unfair competition laws, and similar state  laws.