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I am a Registered Patent Attorney who is licensed to practice law in Florida, the District of Columbia, New York, and Pennsylvania. I devote a large portion of my practice to the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the medical device, life science, and mechanical areas. I also have considerable experiencehandling trademarkmatters to include litigating Cancellation and Opp... view profile
Scott D. Smiley is a Registered Patent Attorney, holds a degree in Electrical... more
Scott D. Smiley is a Registered Patent Attorney, holds a degree in Electrical Engineering, and, in addition to his daily legal practice, teaches Patent Law at Nova Southeastern University's Law Center. Scott assists clients with patents in virtually every technology area, trademarks, and copyrights. Mr. Smiley was part of a team that litigated a three-year long patent infringement case agains... view profile
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I work in the crossroads of business, science, and law, reflecting my equal experience in these fields. I am a lecturer on behalf of the World Intellectual Property Organization, and other institutions. My favorite clients are creative entrepreneurs that visualize success.
A trademark protects words, names, symbols, or devices that identify a specific product for consumers. For example, Kleenex® is a trademarked company name. Other tissue makers, like Puffs®, cannot use the word Kleenex in their products, even though many people refer to all tissues as “Kleenex.” When someone uses your trademark without your consent, you will need the services of a trademark infringement lawyer. Trademark infringement attorneys know which options and procedures will get the desired outcome for your case (whether it's destroying the competing product, stopping the continued misuse of your trademark, or compensation for the money the infringer earned from your trademark). Trademark infringement attorneys can also defend your use of materials if someone claims you have infringed on their trademarked materials.