Ben is a partner at IPLA LLP, the country’s largest trademark specialty law firm. He focuses his practice on building, managing, and protecting domestic and foreign trademark portfolios and prides himself in providing practical and cost-effective advice. Ben has in depth experience in global trademark clearance, prosecution, and enforcement and regularly advises clients on selection and protection of worldwide brands, trademarks, domain names, and other promotional activities. Ben also has substantial experience in all varieties of domestic and international trademark and copyright litigation, including opposition, cancellation, and federal litigation proceedings. Ben’s practice is industry agnostic, and represents clients in nearly every industry imaginable, from technology to health care to retail to manufacturing. He represents first time business owners and billion dollar publicly traded companies.
Ben speaks Spanish and he enjoys reading, playing basketball, and exploring with his wife, son, and their dog.
from June 10, 2021
with Ben White
from June 10, 2021
The trademark process is made up of three stages: clearance, prosecution, and enforcement. While a qualified and experienced trademark attorney is the best bet to deal with these three stages, there are things that every business owner can and should do to protect their trademark. This class will identify tips and tricks for each stage of the trademark process.
Clearance: This involves searching to see if the trademark you want to use is free for registration and use.
Prosecution: Once a search is conducted and the risks are acceptable to the business owner, it is time to file or prosecute the application.
Enforcement: Once you register your trademark, you have to enforce your rights. This is a classic "use it or lose it" situation.
Ben is a partner at IPLA LLP, the country’s largest trademark specialty law firm. He focuses his practice on building, managing, and protecting domestic and foreign trademark portfolios and prides himself in providing practical and cost-effective advice.