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ArentFox Schiff is preeminent in trademark counseling, with one of the largest practices of any full-service law firm in the country.

Our Focus

What sets ArentFox Schiff apart is our ability to collaborate with clients to develop and implement sound and cost-effective brand protection strategies tailored to their unique needs. 

Our team of more than 50 dedicated lawyers and professionals provides comprehensive service in advisory, counseling, and litigation. In particular, the practice is recognized for best-in-class service in four key sectors:

  • Media & Entertainment: We act for more television and movie studios than any other firm. A glittering client roster features top companies that come to us for trademark advice and representation.
  • Fashion & Retail: ArentFox Schiff has established itself as the premier trademark firm for the fashion industry. A long client list includes many of the industry’s best-known brands.
  • Food & Beverage: We have become a destination for top companies operating in this industry. 
  • International Work: Many of our clients have extensive overseas operations. We manage many large trademark portfolios and handle international trademark disputes. Our team exports more “soft” IP worldwide than any other law firm and works with a hand-picked network of independent IP firms worldwide.

We are currently responsible for approximately 83,400 active trademark applications and registrations worldwide. Including, approximately 18,500 marks in North America, 14,200 marks in South America, 14,200 marks in Europe, and 28,500 marks in Asia. We are also responsible for approximately 2,900 marks in Australia and more than 5,100 marks in Africa. In addition, we are responsible for approximately 3,100 formal trademark enforcement matters, i.e., oppositions, cancellations, and litigation, not including Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) filings. ArentFox Schiff attorneys have been engaged with respect to approximately 8,900 trademark clearance searches over the past two years alone.


Our Attorneys

ArentFox Schiff is consistently recognized for our trademark work. Intellectual Property Today and Trademark Insider rank ArentFox Schiff among the Top 10 trademark law firms in the nation. Most recently, ArentFox Schiff was recognized as one of the two premier trademark law firms in Washington, DC, in the inaugural and second editions of World Trademark Review 1000 – The Definitive Guide to Trademark Legal Services.

Among the honors we have garnered:

  • Chambers USA: Ranks ArentFox Schiff’s Intellectual Property: Trademarks, Copyrights and Trade Secrets practice Band 1 in Washington, DC and Band 2 in the US.
  • Legal 500 US: Ranks ArentFox Schiff’s Trademarks: Non-Contentious (Including Prosecution, Portfolio Management, and Licensing) practice Tier 2 in the US.
  • World Trademark Review: Ranks ArentFox Schiff for trademark enforcement and litigation and prosecution and strategy in Washington, DC.
  • Managing Intellectual Property: Identifies ArentFox Schiff as the Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year: Northeast and as a highly recommended firm for the District of Columbia for both contentious and prosecution work. 
  • US News & World Report and Best Lawyers: Ranks ArentFox Schiff’s Intellectual Property: Trademarks practice Tier 1 in the US. 

The WTR 1000 noted that “Tenacious” full-service player ArentFox Schiff boasts over 100 dedicated IP attorneys who “understand business and all the costs involved, and possess profound knowledge of IP protection.” “World-leading corporations know what they are doing when they seek out the firm to protect their rights and there is a reason why they continually choose it to represent them.”

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