Maureen R. Smith
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Ungaretti & Harris LLP
Maureen R. Smith
practice in intellectual property law, specifically in trademark law.
With more than seventeen years of experience in all aspects of trademark law, Maureen
has helped countless clients select, protect, build and enforce brands in both the United States and around the world.
has managed portfolios that include some of the most valuable brands in the world and has overseen the development and enforcement of those brands in nearly every jurisdiction in the world.
has helped both large and small businesses select new brands and develop trade identities.
has provided brand owners of all sizes with helpful advice on how to achieve goals economically, and rigorously defended their right to use trademarks and names over unfounded infringement claims.
has also advised regarding intellectual property, including brand valuation, in many significant acquisitions.
practice includes counseling on the availability of trademarks for use and registration, filing and prosecuting trademark applications, watching and policing trademarks, enforcing trademarks including through litigation, and leveraging brands including through licensing.
has practiced extensively in the United States Patent and Trademark Office including before its Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
has filed and prosecuted hundreds of U.S. applications, including for various forms of trade dress and nontraditional marks, and has overseen the filing, prosecution and maintenance of tens of thousands of applications around the globe.
Maureenâ€™s extensive international experience provides her
with a unique ability to help U.S. companies export brands and companies of other nationalities import their brands.
Maureen has served as trademark counsel for two Fortune 100 Companies.
has counseled business professionals of all levels (including at the C-level), providing practical goal-oriented advice and is an invaluable asset to in-house counsels and in-house legal professionals.