Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner is a “fabulous” intellectual property boutique that “always comes up very high for prosecution”. The prosecution practice is responsible for the registration and application of nearly 25,000 domestic and international trademarks, routinely filing before the European Union Intellectual Property Office, the UK Intellectual Property Office and the US Patent and Trademark Office. Finnegan is entrusted with the global portfolio for the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), ensuring trademark protection in each jurisdiction where its tennis tournaments are held, and ice hockey equipment manufacturer, Bauer Hockey, that has engaged Finnegan for 15 years.
In the last five years, Finnegan has handled nearly 400 opposition and cancellation matters and more than 100 US litigation cases. Before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), Finnegan has assisted Sony, Starbucks and ByteDance, the owner of TikTok. Referral foreign counsel admit “if it’s a big ticket litigation, I will go to Finnegan.” The litigation practice covers a range of trademark issues, obtaining favourable outcomes for clients in US district courts. The success extends to domestic clients in overseas matters, as Finnegan scored an impressive victory for sports retailer Under Armour before the Supreme People’s Court in China against a copycat, obtaining $300,000 in damages for its client.
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