Establishing and protecting trademark rights is a key component of our intellectual property practice. Our attorneys obtain a comprehensive understanding of the clients’ business and marketing strategies to ensure that trademarks are both protected against unauthorized use and exploited in a manner that gives our clients assurance that no rights are being violated.

We provide U.S. and global strategies for trademark protection. Whether counseling small or large businesses, our attorneys have the depth of  experience and expertise required to address issues in a wide array of industries.

Our attorneys handle all types of trademark disputes, including domain name issues, our attorneys are well-equipped  to fortify our clients’ current trademark portfolios and guide the selection and protection of new marks for products and services. Whether conducting U.S. or international trademark searches or prosecuting a trademark application, our attorneys make sure that our clients receive proper trademark protection. We have substantial experience in licensing and related transactional practice areas to enable our clients to maximize business opportunities.

  • Domain names
  • International Trademarks
  • Trade Dress
  • Trademark Cancellation Proceedings
  • Trademark Clearance
  • Trademark Counseling
  • Trademark Litigation
  • Trademark Opposition Proceedings
  • Trademark Portfolio Management and Brand Protection
  • Trademark Prosecution
  • Trademark Protection
  • Trademark Registration
  • Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Matters
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Best Practices in Intellectual Property Deadline Management // September 9, 2014
Martin G. Belisario, Partner with Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP, will give a presentation on Best Practices for managing Patent and Trademark prosecution deadlines.  Lunch will be provided.  CLE will be applied for but is not guaranteed. Read more

Panitch Schwarze Announces New Location in Delaware // August 25, 2014
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce its expansion of its Intellectual Property practice with the opening of a new Wilmington office at the Applied Bank Center, 2200 Concord Pike, Suite 201, Wilmington, DE 19803.  Read more

Inequitable Conduct: A Recap of Therasense and Subsequent CAFC Decisions // June 26, 2014
Summer Associate William Kaufmann will give a presentation on Inequitable Conduct. Lunch will be provided. CLE is being applied for but is not guaranteed. Read more

Panitch Schwarze Partner, Fred Tecce, Discusses the Redskins Trademark Rights // June 18, 2014
CNN discusses the recent ruling to cancel the Washington Rediskins Trademark Registration with Fred Tecce.  Play video

Nine Panitch Schwarze Attorneys Named Pennsylvania "Super Lawyers" and "Rising Stars" for 2014 // May 23, 2014
Panitch Schwarze Belisario and Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that Ronald L. Panitch, William W. Schwarze, Martin G. Belisario, Alan S. Nadel and Frederick A. Tecce have been selected to the Pennsylvania "Super Lawyers" list as five of the top attorneys in Pennsylvania for 2013. Read more

Australian and New Zealand Patent Law // May 14, 2014
Matt Adams, Partner with AJ Park in New Zealand, will hold a presentation on various updates in New Zealand and Australian patent law. Lunch will be served. CLE will be applied for but is not guaranteed Read more

Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel Attorney Fred Tecce, Discusses the Ability To Trademark The Word "Candy" // February 27, 2014
Can a video game company trademark the word "Candy?" Read more

Patricia Rogowski Joins IP Firm To Build Delaware Office // February 12, 2014
Philadelphia law firm hires Patricia Smink Rogowski, as a partner to build their Wilmington, Delaware office. Pat has over 26 years of experience in patent, trademark and copyright prosecution and counseling. Read more

Panitch Schwarze Welcomes New Partner Patricia Smink Rogowski // February 5, 2014
Patricia Smink Rogowski has joined Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP as a partner with over 26 years of experience in patent, trademark and copyright prosecution and counseling, and in intellectual property litigation in federal district courts and in appeals to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Read more

Panitch Schwarze Ranked Among 2014 "Best Law Firms" // November 1, 2013
U.S. News has named Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP as a 2014 Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firm." and was specifically mentioned nationally and in the Philadelphia metropolitan area for Intellectual Property. Read more

Brand Protection in the 21st Century // May 23, 2013
Laura Genovese, partner with Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP, will give a presentation on Brand Protection in the 21st Century. Lunch will be provided. CLE will be applied for but is not guaranteed. Read more

Trademark Enforcement in the New gLTD Landscape // May 9, 2013
For a fee, trademark owners can record their marks with the Trademark Clearinghouse, and this information will be made available to those seeking to register new gTLDs. Read more

Ronald Panitch Recognized in the 2012 International Who's Who of Trademark Attorneys // April 30, 2012
For the second year in a row, Ronald L. Panitch has been recognized as being among the world’s leading Trademark lawyers in the 2012 edition of The International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers, part of the 2012 compendium volume of The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers. Read more

Panitch Schwarze Promotes Laura Genovese to Partner // February 16, 2012
Panitch Schwarze Belisario and Nadel LLP, a Philadelphia Intellectual Property law firm, is pleased to announce that Laura A. Genovese has been named a partner of the firm. Ms Genovese has 22 years of experience in the field of intellectual property where she focuses her talents on providing trademark, copyright, trade dress, domain name, and internet advice and strategies. Read more

Four Panitch Schwarze Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America for 2012 // November 18, 2011
Four attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2012-2013. In addition, the firm was ranked in the Best Law Firms rankings, published in November’s U.S. News and World Report’s Money issue. Read more

Partner at Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel Speaks at Law Review's CLE // April 25, 2011
Alan S. Nadel, a Partner at Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP was a speaker at the LawReviewCle’s “Introduction to Copyright, Trademark & other Intellectual Property Law CLE” on March 31, 2011, at the Radisson Plaza Warwick Hotel in Philadelphia. Read more


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Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What is a Trademark?

Answer: A trademark is a source identifier. It can include any word, name, symbol, device, or […] Read more

Question: What are the Benefits of U.S. Trademark Registration?

Answer: U.S. trademark rights originate when a mark is used in commerce in association with specific […] Read more

Question: What are the Procedures for U.S. Trademark Registration?

Answer: The USPTO offers applicants three primary options as the underlying basis for pursuing and obtaining […] Read more

Question: What is the Proper Use of TM, SM, and ® ?

Answer: The initials TM are a recognized abbreviation for trademark. The ™ symbol, which is usually […] Read more

Question: What is the Value of Trademark Searches?

Answer: Before filing an application for a trademark registration, it is prudent for applicants to first […] Read more

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