Dean IP Law is a boutique intellectual property law practice that handles trademark prosecution, licensing, and enforcement cases. Founded in 2017 with the goal of assisting both start-up and mature business entities with protecting their trademark assets, it is exclusively dedicated to advising clients about registering, using, and enforcing their rights in a mark. Recognizing that the process of registering a mark with the USPTO or in a foreign jurisdiction can present various challenges, including substantive refusals and oppositions, and that use of a mark can infringe the intellectual property rights of competitors, its counsel puts great emphasis on problem avoidance and conflict prevention. In cases involving likelihood of confusion claims, the attorney employs different strategies to resolve conflicts effectively and efficiently, including negotiating settlements and taking advantage of accelerated case resolution options.

Trademark Prosecution

Dean IP Law prosecutes trademark applications on behalf of clients both domestically and internationally via the Madrid Protocol. Its principal attorney conducts clearance searches of the USPTO database, handles responses to office actions, and represents both plaintiffs and defendants in TTAB proceedings.

IP Asset Management and Licensing

In addition to advising clients about trademark registration matters, Dean IP Law extends services to intellectual property portfolio management and licensing. It routinely monitors competitors’ marks for infringement, files required maintenance documents for clients, assists business operations with developing commercialization plans, and prepares assignment and licensing agreements.

Infringement Litigation

Due to the increasing awareness of intellectual property rights, surge in trademark applications by companies from a myriad of industries, and the blurred lines of territorial use of marks in cyberspace, clashes based on priority rights become inevitable. Dean IP Law works zealously to enforce or defend the rights of its clients in negotiations, Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceedings, and even in court actions.