We have filed thousands of applications to register our clients’ valuable U.S. and international trademarks. We help clients establish and disseminate their brands in a wide range of industries including apparel, banking, biotechnology, chemicals, computer hardware and software, education, energy, financial services, food and wine, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, plastics, publishing and retail. We also help secure trademark protection for universities, as well as individual artists, authors and inventors. We have a productive history of collaboration with law firms outside the U.S. to assist with protection of their clients’ trademarks in the U.S.
’47 BRAND, LLC
’47 is one of the most trusted names in licensed sports merchandise in the United States, with a website at http://www.47brand.com/. Products bearing ’47’s marks are sold in sports stadiums, team stores and in thousands of retail stores throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. We have assisted ’47 for over a decade, including in connection with its corporate re-branding from Twins to ’47, and provide both trademark prosecution and enforcement services worldwide. We successfully represented ’47 in its opposition to another party’s application to register a 47 in a circle, obtaining a judgment from the USPTO Trademark Trial and Appeal Board in ’47’s favor.
Think fresh, think local. Our work for jam-maker Bonnie Shershow demonstrates our ability to work with businesses of all sizes. In obtaining a registration for the mark BONNIE’S JAMS REMEMBERING THE TASTE OF FRUIT, Sunstein applied a personalized strategy for trademark protection. In Bonnie’s own words, “Securing a trademark for Bonnie’s Jams required an efficient and knowledgeable expert in the field. Lisa Tittemore [Sunstein Trademark Group Chair] surpassed all expectations with professional speed and creative suggestions.”
Cambridge College is a pioneer in adult learning, offering academically excellent and affordable higher education to a diverse population of working adults. We have helped Cambridge College obtain protection for marks that advance its educational mission.
THE CHARLES STARK DRAPER LABORATORY, INC.
Draper Laboratory is a world-renowned not-for-profit research and development company. Headquartered in Kendall Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Draper focuses on the design, development and deployment of advanced technological solutions for the world’s most challenging and important problems. We work with Draper protecting its valuable trademarks, patents and other IP.
Deerfield Academy, founded in 1797, is a preeminent U.S. independent, coeducational boarding and day school. We assist Deerfield with the protection of its venerable trademarks as well as with protection for its newer brands.
Eastern Bank is a New England-based regional bank and insurance provider which is distinguished in the industry by its focus on community growth and technological innovation. Its commitment to the community is reflected in its JOIN US FOR GOOD campaign. We assist Eastern Bank with its trademark prosecution and enforcement efforts.
Haemonetics is the world leader in blood management products and services. Haemonetics’ comprehensive portfolio of devices, software and services offers blood and blood plasma management solutions for each facet of the blood supply chain. We assist Haemonetics with its worldwide trademark prosecution, brand protection strategy and enforcement needs.
Sunstein provides US-based strategic trademark advice to Hexagon AB, of Sweden, and Hexagon’s affiliated companies in the US and around the world. Hexagon is a leading global provider of information technology solutions in the geospatial and industrial landscapes. Sunstein employs a pragmatic approach to trademark policing and prosecution to secure registration of Hexagon’s import house marks and product marks.
A global leader of healthcare products, Hologic strives to make advances toward greater certainty for its customers by providing them with cutting-edge technology that makes a real difference. Working together with Hologic’s internal counsel, Sunstein helps Hologic protect its core brands around-the-world by developing and implementing a pragmatic and effective strategy focused on sound principles of brand protection.
Intersystems Corporation is a 40-year-old computer software company that, in conjunction with its application partners, has been developing and licensing computer software for large entities, such as governments, large corporations and institutions that is used for building applications, managing databases and integrating data primarily in the healthcare field. Sunstein attorneys have worked with in-house attorneys at Intersystems to build a large international portfolio of registered trademarks covering each of its software products. We continually monitor trademark usage by its competitors and oppose attempts by competitors to use and/register confusingly similar trademarks worldwide.
LOLA AND COMPANY LLC
Lola and Company LLC designs and sells unique, personalized high-end jewelry and accessories (https://lolacompany.com/). We assist Nantucket-based Lola and Company with the protection of its trademarks and copyrights.
MED-EL ELEKTROMEDIZINSCHE GERATE
We represent Med-El in connection with its trademark matters worldwide, including contentious and non-contentious matters. Headquartered in Austria, Med-El is the industry leader in implantable hearing solutions, and has a strong tradition of advancing the technological and scientific foundation in the field of hearing implants. Our firm has a long term relationship with Med-El acting as their trademark counsel for adversarial and non-adversarial matters, as well as with the development of its patent portfolio.
MSI GLOBAL TALENT SOLUTIONS
MSI provides a complete range of employee relocation and international assignment management services delivered in more than 190 countries and territories worldwide. MSI’s services are directed to employee relocation, corporate expansion, talent management, immigration, compensation and international and local tax compliance. We have represented MSI in obtaining and defending trademarks both in the United States and internationally.
NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
Founded in 1845, New England Historic Genealogical Society is the first such society established in the United States. NEHGS advances the study of family history through its collections, original scholarship, and research center. We support the society’s cause by protecting marks that reflect both its venerable history and its always evolving approach to genealogical study.
SAGE THERAPEUTICS, INC.
Sage Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company working to develop novel medicines, based in Kendall Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. We work closely with Sage in connection with the launch of its first products. We assist Sage with the development, protection, and enforcement of its trademarks, both in the U.S. and abroad. As part of these efforts, we also represent Sage in federal court litigation.
VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INCORPORATED
Sunstein has been proud to be part of Vertex Pharmaceuticals’ trademark team since the company’s earliest days. Our attorneys have helped Boston-based Vertex protect and enforce its valuable trademark rights in its renowned VERTEX name, its distinctive purple triangle logo, and its important product marks, including the KALYDECO and ORKAMBI brands. These brands symbolize Vertex’s unique approach to the development of transformative pharmaceutical products. Vertex now holds trademark rights in over 70 countries and continues to expand its ground-breaking pharmaceutical discoveries to new countries. Sunstein attorneys work closely with the internal team at Vertex and are focused on ensuring that business strategy drives IP decisions. Our sophisticated understanding of the interplay of FDA and USPTO issues and timing relating to new drug names has informed our representation of Vertex.
Sunstein assists many clients outside the United States, including numerous intellectual property firms working in Japan, Germany, England and elsewhere. These firms value Sunstein’s guidance and support for their clients’ needs in the United States and abroad. Our expertise and team-based approach help de-mystify the complexities associated with the U.S. trademark application process, whether an applicant is filing a trademark application directly with the USPTO or through WIPO via the Madrid Protocol. Our forward-thinking approach is tailored to avoid problems frequently encountered in the application process. We also excel in assisting non-U.S. attorneys in developing registration strategies when they receive a substantive refusal of their client’s U.S. trademark applications. In situations like these, many clients abroad benefit from our experience and institutional knowledge.