Intellectual Property Protection


A company’s brand is often its most valuable asset. Brann & Isaacson’s IP strategy group advises clients on the proper care of that critical asset.  We take pride in helping businesses—whether new or well–established—identify strategies for developing and protecting a strong and distinctive brand footprint.  Critical to that undertaking is achieving the proper mix of trademark, copyright, and other intellectual property protections in order to provide the greatest impact in the most efficient manner.  With a team of professionals with many years of experience in this area, we are uniquely well–positioned to help business owners focus their decision-making and priorities in this important area.

Brann & Isaacson leverages efficient web–based technologies to provide cost–effective, practical advice in a timely fashion, including brand selection and counseling. We have extensive experience clearing trademarks and providing clearance opinions. Our veteran team of trademark professionals has extensive experience quickly and efficiently filing applications for trademark registration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

We manage marks for our clients throughout the world. We understand the need, the tools, and the costs. Whether it involves a Madrid Protocol filing, an Andean Pact filing, or a national registration in one or more distant countries, we help clients identify the right solution for their business. We maintain a world–wide network of relationships with intellectual property lawyers and are accustomed to managing trademark portfolios for clients throughout the world, including searching, registering, docketing, and enforcing marks.

Our representation of leading software, publishing, and mapping companies leaves us well–positioned to guide clients through the thicket of copyright registration, licensing, and compliance issues.


Brann & Isaacson’s focus on practical business solutions serves our clients well in the area of intellectual property counseling. We often review advertisements and web sites and counsel clients regarding trademark, copyright and unfair competition issues.  We pride ourselves on assisting clients in navigating the tangled web of regulation relating to unfair competition and intellectual property issues, at the same time minimizing the impact of compliance issues on the client’s marketing message.

The Internet presents unique challenges for trademark owners. Due to our representation of many web–based businesses, we understand the risks as well as the tools for managing risk efficiently and cost effectively. Whether clients need to deal with a cyber–squatter, address a licensing problem, or develop a strategy for monitoring misuses of the clients’ brand online, we have the experience to guide clients through the process

Brann & Isaacson has provided trademark and copyright advice to large and small companies across the country, including Appleseed’s, Atlantic Brewing Company, Balsam Hill, Baxter Brewing Company, Blair, Crutchfield, DeLorme Publishing Company, Formed Fiber, Gorham Savings Bank, Haband, Hammer Nutrition, J. Jill, King Arthur Flour, L.L. Bean, Norm Thompson, Old Pueblo Traders, Orchard Brands, Talbots, The Tog Shop, Trainer’s Warehouse, Vermont Country Store, When Pigs Fly Bakery, and World Finer Foods.


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