Juhi Patel focuses her practice on counseling clients regarding the development and protection of clients' intellectual property assets, with an emphasis on the registration, maintenance and enforcement of trademarks. As a former Trademark Examining Attorney at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Juhi reviewed thousands of applications for federal trademark registrations, as well as defended the agency's position, drafted briefs and prepared cases for appeals to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). Juhi's role as a Trademark Examining Attorney provides a unique perspective on the trademark registration process and allows her to provide clients with first-hand insight as to how the USPTO makes decisions.
Juhi's practice involves:
- Trademark Portfolio Management – Advising companies across a range of industries through trademark selection, clearance and prosecution, including the representation of clients in ex parte and inter partes proceedings before the TTAB; providing strategic guidance and identifying risks within clients' trademark portfolios.
- Trademark Enforcement – Monitoring marks for infringement and initiating litigation and nonlitigation enforcement efforts when necessary to stop infringement and counterfeiting.
- Intellectual Property & Technology Transactions – Assisting clients with strategic alliances and transactions involving intellectual property assets, including acquisitions, collaboration agreements and supply and licensing agreements.