“SCOTUS considering arguments that will change the way you think about registering trademarks”October 17, 2014
Having helped clients obtain over a thousand U.S. trademark registrations and hundreds of U.S. patents, Richard M. LaBarge enjoys partnering with clients to blend the available forms of intellectual property protection. Recognized for his efficient handling of complicated cases, he led the successful opposition against Harley-Davidson’s attempt to register the sound of its motorcycles as a trademark, and successfully defended one of the nation’s oldest surviving trademark registrations against an abandonment claim. He is currently coordinating the international trademark portfolios of several pharmaceutical companies, and registering trademarks for Samsung Electronics. He has handled scores of cases before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He has litigated before U.S. district courts throughout the nation and in the U.S. International Trade Commission.