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Matthew Hintz likes to talk about trademarks. His practice focuses on trademark and copyright counseling and other intellectual property protections. He advises global and emerging pharmaceutical, beauty and skincare, consumer goods, technology, and other companies, managing their domestic and international trademark portfolios and helping to develop their growth strategies into new domestic and international markets. Matthew also represents private equity firms and other investors in multimillion-dollar acquisitions with significant trademark and copyright portfolios.
Working with both start-ups and multinational brands, Matthew counsels his clients on the clearance of proposed marks, preparation and filing applications, obtaining approvals for applications to register marks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and trademark agencies around the world, as well as use of those marks. This includes brand protection and enforcement at the USPTO and other trademark agencies, social media and ecommerce platforms, and domain name disputes.
Matthew is an active member of the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL), with numerous leadership roles in the past decade. He currently serves as Vice-Chair for the USPTO Trademark Practice and Policy Committee and is the immediate past Editor-in-Chief for the section’s Landslide magazine and past chair of the editorial board. He has served as chair of the Young Lawyer Action Group, on the CLE board, and Trademark Legislation Committee, liaison to the National LGBT Bar Association, and the ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, among other roles.
Matthew is also an active member of the International Trademark Association. He currently serves on the Copyright Committee and completed terms on the Publications Committee and U.S. Legislation Subcommittee.
He has published and spoken on a wide range trademark and copyright topics, including practice changes at the USPTO and other trademark agencies, enforcement strategies with social media and ecommerce sites, trademark and design protections for fashion, personal names as trademarks, television plotlines featuring trademark and copyright law issues, and comparative trademark use requirements outside the United States.
Matthew leads Lowenstein’s LGBTQ+ Alliance to advocate for and education on the community inside and outside the firm.