Leesa N. Weiss

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Leesa Weiss is a Senior Attorney with more than twenty-seven years experience in trademark and related areas of intellectual property, advising and representing diverse domestic and international clients, including individuals and sole proprietorships, start-ups, small to large-sized corporations, and entertainment personalities. She has successfully secured thousands of U.S. and foreign trademark registrations.

Ms. Weiss counsels and advises clients on legal issues concerning intellectual property, commercial relationships and business strategies to protect intellectual property assets, designing and implementing intellectual property policies, including selecting and adopting trademarks; evaluates the availability of new marks for use and registration; provides clearance opinions and guidance; performs and analyzes trademark use investigations, and recommends strategies; conducts trademark audits and due diligence investigations; develops procedures for acquiring and maintaining trademark rights; manages domestic and international trademark portfolios; and prepares license agreements, assignments, and related trademark use documents.

Ms. Weiss represents U.S. and foreign clients through all phases of prosecuting trademark applications, and post-registration actions before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. She collaborates with foreign associates to prosecute trademark applications on behalf of U.S. clients in Canada, Mexico, South/Central America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia, as well as representing foreign clients before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office in connection with Paris Convention- and Madrid Protocol-based applications. Ms. Weiss enforces and defends intellectual property rights, including prosecuting ex parte appeals and inter partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board, and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; evaluates trademark and copyright infringement, unfair competition and domain name/internet issues, and provides infringement opinions; protects trademarks and copyrights through the U.S. Customs & Border Protection, Intellectual Property Rights Branch; and manages trademark and domain name enforcement programs, including resolving conflicts, drafting and negotiating settlement and coexistence agreements.

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