Practice Areas | Trademark

Our clients rely on us to protect their brands and reduce the risks associated with new product introductions. Young Basile’s trademark team provides a full range of trademark services to clients in the United States and around the world.


Our Capabilities

Young Basile has an experienced team of trademark practitioners who have prepared and prosecuted thousands of trademark applications and enforced and defended against hundreds of infringement claims. We handle trademark matters for clients ranging from entrepreneurs to multinational companies.  We also have an extensive network of foreign associates to ensure that our clients’ trademarks are protected throughout the world.  Our trademark practice was ranked Tier 1 (nationally) by Best Lawyers for 2016-2018.



Our trademark attorneys handle trademark infringement, unfair competition, false advertising and related actions in federal courts throughout the country.  We also handle opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.  Our attorneys are experienced in providing aggressive but cost-effective representation in both enforcing trademark rights and defending against infringement claims. Our trademark litigation practice includes the selection and retention of experts in the fields of survey research and damage calculations.

Our trademark practitioners also are experienced in protecting brand owners in forums other than the courts.  Our attorneys have years of experience in challenging domain name registrations under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy (UDRP); challenging trademarks uses with Google Play and Apple Store; securing brand interests with the Amazon Brand Registry; objecting to uses on web sites with Internet Service Providers; and interacting with Customs to prevent importation of infringing goods.


Clearance Studies

We help clients to identify and resolve potential trademark conflicts before going to market with new brands or brand extensions.  Our phased review approach allows clients to rule out marks that may be unavailable quickly and efficiently before expending significant resources on clearance.  We also use trusted private investigators to delve into any problem areas efficiently.



Our attorneys handle trademark transfers and licenses, including trademark merchandising and certification mark programs. We also handle the acquisition and divestiture of brands and product lines.


Transactional Support

We provide support to corporate attorneys representing investors and acquiring companies in mergers & acquisitions, initial public offerings (IPOs), venture capital and private equity transactions.  We can quickly and effectively assist in reviewing and valuing a target company’s trademarks and related IP.