Although he has experience in a wide range of intellectual property matters, including patents, copyrights and trade secrets, Chuck focuses his practice on trademarks and service marks, unfair competition and domain-name disputes. He has represented and counseled domestic and international clients large and small, from Fortune 100 companies to solo entrepreneurs. Chuck has experience in litigating trademark and other intellectual property matters in the federal courts and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board; enforcing and protecting clients’ trademark rights outside of litigation; managing trademark portfolios; negotiating and drafting trademark licenses; preparing, filing and prosecuting trademark applications; developing and implementing clearance strategies; and providing availability opinions.
Prior to joining the firm, Chuck gained extensive trademark experience as Trademark Counsel for The Coca-Cola Company and in private practice in Washington, DC. Chuck also had the pleasure and privilege of clerking for the Honorable Randall R. Rader, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, where he gained valuable insight into the litigation of intellectual property matters.
Chuck is licensed to practice in Washington, DC and Virginia, although he has been inactive in Virginia since moving to Atlanta. Chuck is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
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