Our Services

Markert & Cominolli PLLC provides a broad range of legal services pertaining to the protection, enforcement, and maintenance of soft intellectual property rights. Members of the firm regularly practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) and United States Copyright Office (USCO). M&C's attorneys work with a wide variety of clients, both domestic and foreign, and routinely partner with foreign law firms to protect the rights of foreign clients in the United States.

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Strategy & Clearance

  • Counseling on brand selection and drafting goods and services identification
  • Pre-filing availability assessments
  • Advising on domestic and international filing considerations
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  • Filing and prosecuting U.S. trademark applications
  • Preparing and filing responses to USPTO Official Actions 
  • Seeking international protection through a network of foreign law firms
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  • Preparing and filing Declarations of Use and Applications for Renewal
  • Attending to Post-Registration activities from the USPTO, including audits
  • Coordinating and providing guidance for watch services
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  • Strategizing and acting on sending and receiving cease and desist letters in trademark rights disputes 
  • Negotiating resolution of infringement disputes
  • Representing interested parties in prosecuting and defending opposition and cancellation proceedings before the USPTO’s Trademark Trial & Appeal Board
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  • Advising, drafting, and negotiating licensing agreements, assignments and sale agreements
  • Conducting due diligence services related to common law and registered copyright and trademark rights
  • Preparing and recording documents with the USPTO affecting chain of title
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  • Advising on and and drafting documents relating to copyright assignments and works-made-for-hire
  • Preparing and filing of copyright applications with the USCO
  • Preparing and recording documents with the USCO affecting chain of title

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