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Trademarks, Domain Names, & Copyrights

Intellectual Property

Walter Haverfield’s seasoned intellectual property attorneys focus their practice on helping companies develop, manage, and protect some of their most valuable assets–namely trademarks, domain names, and copyrights. As intellectual property varies, it’s vital to partner with sharply strategic legal counsel who are proactive, innovative, and well-versed in trademark, patent, and copyright law — all key qualities our attorneys possess to provide solutions for each client’s unique needs.

Practice Group Leader

James J. (Jamie) Pingor, Partner

Jamie focuses his practice on domestic and foreign patent preparation, prosecution, procurement, litigation, as well as trademark analysis, clearance procurement, cancellations, oppositions, and litigation matters.

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Our Trademarks, Domain Names, & Copyrights Insight

We offer significant firm-wide bench strength throughout trademark, domain name, and copyright law, providing counsel to clients of all sizes, sophistication, and industries—both domestically and abroad.

Services in the areas of trademarks, domain names, and copyrights include:

  • Trademark clearance in the U.S. and worldwide
  • Preparation and prosecution of trademark applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • Preparation and prosecution of trademarks in foreign trademark offices
  • Management of trademark portfolios in the U.S. and worldwide
  • Clearance of domain names
  • Obtaining domain names and crafting Uniform Resource Locator (URL) web address terms of use
  • Monitoring of domain names worldwide and taking action for misappropriation of domain names
  • Obtaining copyright protection and enforcement of copyrights



  • Preparation and procurement of copyrights
  • Providing advice regarding copyright law issues related to ownership works made for hire, fair use analysis, and use of copyrighted work in educational settings
  • Preparing and prosecuting trademark applications and obtaining trademark registrations for clients
  • Preparing numerous trademark clearance opinions
  • Routinely performing trademark availability searches
  • Advising clients with strategic recommendations related to the selection of trademarks
  • Representing a consumer electronics company in trademark opposition proceedings involving a multinational, Fortune 500 company