Trademark law and brand strategist attorney Patchen Haggerty is a partner in the firm’s Trademark, Copyright, Media & Brand Protection practice. Patchen manages global trademark portfolios and trademark enforcement programs for market-leading companies. She also guides clients in the protection, development, commercialization, licensing, assignment and sale of intellectual property rights and assets.
Patchen's recent counsel includes advising companies in managing the risks associated with registration of new Generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs). She also assists clients on complex and strategic legal and business matters relating to trademark, trade dress, copyright, trade secret, domain name, IP due diligence, privacy and Internet security.
In her practice, Patchen regularly manages trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings, concurrent use proceedings and trademark application appeals before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Her background in trademark enforcement matters includes dispute resolution and administrative actions around the world.
Patchen's transactional experience includes conducting IP due diligence for financings, mergers and acquisitions. She also advises on agreements relating to the development, distribution, licensing and marketing of software, hardware and Internet-based services, and manufacturing, distributor and retail services agreements.
Industry Recognition — Patchen is ranked as one of the "World’s Leading Trademark Professionals" in the World Trademark Review 1000, is ranked in IP law by Chambers USA, is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Trademark Law, is recognized as a "Super Laywer" by Super Lawyers Magazine, and has been recognized as an “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine. She maintains an active profile as a presenter and author on emerging issues in trademark, copyright and IP legal protections. Patchen has recently addressed such topics as best practices in domain name disputes, guidance on gTLDS and obtaining IP protections for product designs.