The transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson has opened an office environment in New York with the addition of a group of prestigious attorneys from intellectual residence boutique firm Abelman Frayne & Schwab (AFS). With this year marking the fifth anniversary of Womble Bond Dickinson’s transatlantic mixture, the firm’s continued expansion has bundled new offices in Boston, Los Angeles, and Houston.

The staff joining involves partners Julianne Abelman, a chief of the Trademark, Licensing, and Copyright group at AFS, and Marie Anne Mastrovito, of counsel Erica R. Halstead, senior counsels Lori B. Cohen and Anthony A. Coppola, and 6 paralegals. With a well-regarded standing across the trademark environment, the crew signifies clientele at all phases of trademark security and litigation.

“This amazing team of lawyers has represented some of the world’s prime brand names, supplying a extensive variety of trademark providers across numerous industries. Together with bolstering our Trademarks and Manufacturer Administration practice, this addition enables us to set up a existence in one particular of the world’s most crucial organization and legal centres” said Paul Stewart, Managing Husband or wife of Womble Bond Dickinson (United kingdom) LLP.

“In alignment with our strategic prepare, this business office – combined with our existing presence in other key innovation centres, which include Boston, London, and Los Angeles – proceeds our growth trajectory in marketplaces that are driving innovation and technological change” extra Elizabeth Temple, CEO of Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP.

Abelman and her crew offer you a full vary of trademark companies, together with counselling purchasers in the assortment of marks, providing trademark clearance lookups and viewpoints, prosecuting trademark programs, counselling on enforcement approaches, representing consumers in opposition and cancellation actions, and infringement litigation. They have labored with main organizations in numerous sectors, together with vitality, technological innovation, healthcare, buyer items, and producing.

“We are thrilled to be a part of Womble Bond Dickinson and establish the firm’s presence in New York,” claimed Abelman. “It’s distinct that the firm’s solid progress has been fuelled by a disciplined exertion to align its products and services with shopper wants and a commitment to protecting a collaborative and supportive society. We cannot consider of a far better spouse as we commence this new chapter for our group.”

With the addition of these new starters, Womble Bond Dickinson’s IP apply will incorporate 140 attorneys, patent agents, and technical advisors who enable clients shield improvements and capitalise on the worth of their IP in a competitive marketplace. The group’s entire-company supplying consists of IP technique, elaborate licensing for commercialisation, technologies transactions, patent and trademark prosecution and procurement, portfolio management, IP litigation, and trade mystery safety.