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Vanessa's practice blends science and art to prosecute and enforce trademarks for a diverse group of clients. While her advice to companies on the clearance, development, maintenance, and enforcement of trademarks is scientifically precise, she has proven herself an effective and artful negotiator with trademark examiners.
Clients from industries such as technology, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, and consumer goods benefit from Vanessa's extensive experience in crafting successful trademark applications. Should an application be rejected, Vanessa has a stellar track record of overcoming agency objections with substantive responses that ultimately secure her clients' marks.
Vanessa routinely manages trademark portfolios–from brand selection to clearance and registration to licensing, maintenance, and enforcement–and thousands of marks for hundreds of clients. Highly experienced in all aspects of enforcing brands online, she has an impeccable record of success in fighting off cybersquatters–third parties that illegally use marks on a website or in a domain name.
When it comes to confronting third parties that apply for marks that resemble her clients', Vanessa has been equally successful in handling opposition and cancellation proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and in managing contested proceedings in jurisdictions around the world.
While Vanessa's proactive approach often helps clients avoid the delays and disruption of a court case, she also provides strategic counsel if litigation becomes necessary.