focuses her practice on trademark prosecution and litigation, representing clients in federal courts across the country and before the US Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). Christina advises clients and international associates on branding strategies and understanding the business and legal risks associated with the adoption, use and registration of trademarks.
Although it may seem like the name “startup” says it all, the reality for many inventors, engineers and companies is that it’s difficult to know where to start when what you have is just an idea for a product, a recently discovered process or an innovation. You may have the “million dollar idea,” but where do you start to move it from concept to market? While startups may be selling wildly different products, or developing different processes or innovations, one thing most have in common is a similar starting point, and a limited budget. Product design, branding and identity are always necessary, and protecting your brand, innovations and products from competition is essential. But how do you allocate your limited resources while developing the best possible brand and product, and ensuring that your intellectual property is adequately protected?