Attorney Stacy E. Don advises clients on the selection of trademarks. She works with well-established trademark screening companies to conduct trademark searches. She counsels clients on the results of the search and strategies for protection and use of the mark based on the results of the search.
FILING TRADEMARK APPLICATIONS
Stacy prepares and files applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She has experience in responding to office actions addressing a number of issues that include likelihood of confusion, descriptiveness, geographic descriptiveness, surname refusals, foreign equivalents, and amendments to descriptions of goods and services.
She assists clients to protect their marks in other countries, including filing applications under the Madrid Protocol to protect marks abroad and managing foreign trademark counsel for U.S.-based clients who are seeking protection abroad.
MAINTAINING TRADEMARK REGISTRATIONS
Portfolio management services include providing assistance in maintaining trademark registrations, communicating with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and drafting and recording trademark assignment agreements.
PROTECTING AND ENFORCING TRADEMARK RIGHTS
Stacy counsels clients regarding ways to protect their trademark rights. Stacy helps clients enforce their trademark rights. She offers a variety of services, including drafting cease and desist letters, negotiating licensing, consent or concurrent use agreements, and engaging in litigation before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board or federal courts.