Roxana Sullivan & Luke Curran

 


Roxana Sullivan is a trademark attorney at Dennemeyer & Associates. Roxana advances and protects interests of clients across a range of industries. She advises clients on all aspects of intellectual property and business issues, with particular emphasis on trademark and copyright prosecution, clearance searches, opposition and cancellation proceedings, licensing, and various business-related agreements. You can contact Roxana through e-mail.

Luke Curran is admitted to practice law in Illinois and understands the value of clients’ intellectual property rights and assists those clients in obtaining and protecting those rights in the U.S. He concentrates on trademark clearance and prosecution, trademark enforcement, copyright, peer-to-peer file sharing, and domain name and Internet related issues.

Recent Articles by Trademark Bullying: Defending Your Brand or Vexatious Business Tactics?

Trademark Bullying: Defending Your Brand or Vexatious Business Tactics?

The USPTO defined the term Trademark Bullying as the vexatious practice of a trademark owner that uses its trademark rights to harass and intimidate another business beyond what the law might be reasonably interpreted to allow. Mirroring the modus operandi exhibited by patent assertion entities and copyright bullies, several creative mark owners have adopted and modified this sue-to-settle paradigm and applied it in the trademark context. In short, trademark trolls—businesses both large and small—aggressively assert rights beyond the scope of trademark protection afforded by the Lanham Act through the issuance of threatening cease-and-desist letters.