Trademark Law

We protect the images and icons of social change. Social and economic justice organizations have trademarks that people have died defending, like the UFW’s Black Eagle and “Si Se Puede.” Brand recognition and protection are crucial in today’s art and entertainment market, and trademarks are valuable intellectual property for artists and entertainers whose livelihood depends on a unique personal brand or style of work. Our significant international registration practice has obtained registrations in nearly a hundred countries for trademarks like CHERRY GARCIA and ANIME EXPO. We have:

Our significant international registration practice has obtained registrations in nearly a hundred countries for trademarks like Cherry Garcia and Anime Expo. We have:

  • Assisted the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to maintain the integrity of their name internationally. (Everyone knows that if you need your cash box watched, a Sister will make sure every penny is there.)
  • Protected the trademarks and identity of San Francisco Pride for 15 years, and won the rights in Dykes on Bikes for the San Francisco Women’s Motorcycle Contingent.
  • Stopped multiple incidences of infringement of the yummy Divine Delights trademark in baked goods.

Our Trademark Primer provides basic information about seeking and maintaining trademark protection.