Thompson & Knight regularly counsels and represents clients on all aspects of trademark and trade dress protection and enforcement. A number of our IP attorneys devote their entire practice to trademarks and have extensive experience in managing national and international trademark portfolios for their clients. We have represented clients in the prosecution of foreign and domestic trademark applications, including negotiation of trademark opposition, in the vast majority of the world's countries.
Ranked among the top firms in Texas for three consecutive years by World Trademark Review 1000 2015-2017, the directory described Thompson & Knight’s trademark group as "having extensive trademark know-how" that is "supplemented by the firm's deep understanding of advertising, social media, and antitrust issues. The Firm has twice been awarded the "Top Trademark Law Firm in Dallas" by NameProtect Trademark Insider®.
In addition to trademark portfolio management services, our trademark lawyers also provide advice on the licensing of trademarks and service marks, the monitoring of licensing arrangements, and the treatment of licenses and the assignment of marks in connection with forming, operating, financing, and selling businesses. We also counsel clients on contests, sweepstakes, data collection, privacy, and other statutorily-regulated areas that often interface with the use of trademarks, trade names, and service marks in the digital age.
Our attorneys have extensive experience in enforcing and defending trademark, trade dress, dilution, and unfair competition rights. We have been involved in leading decisions relating to trademark dilution, trade dress infringement, trademark infringement, and infringement of rights of publicity in the Fifth Circuit, Federal Circuit, and other circuits. Our trademark attorneys have also provided advice and coordination relating to the handling of trademark disputes outside of the United States.