As a principal attorney at the Harbor Law Group, I represent clients in intellectual... more
As a principal attorney at the Harbor Law Group, I represent clients in intellectual property litigation, including patent, trademark and copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, business torts, and breaches of contract. I have handled numerous trademark oppositions and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. I am well versed in alternate dispute re... view profile
John W. Rooney, Ph.D. Attorney John W. Rooney, Ph.D. is admitted to the... more
John W. Rooney, Ph.D. Attorney John W. Rooney, Ph.D. is admitted to the Massachusetts State Bar and the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, and is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a U.S. Patent Attorney. He holds degrees from University of California, Berkeley (B.A., Molecular Biology) and Harvard University (Ph.D., Genetics). Prior to becoming an att... view profile
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.