Matthew is a Board Certified Specialist in Trademark Law. Matthew’s practice is... more
Matthew is a Board Certified Specialist in Trademark Law. Matthew’s practice is focused on trademark prosecution and general intellectual property litigation. Matthew has an active trademark prosecution practice. He conducts availability searches, prosecutes applications and maintains portfolios. Matthew also represents litigants in intellectual property cases in federal court and before the ... view profile
As an intellectual property attorney, my practice covers all aspects of patent,... more
As an intellectual property attorney, my practice covers all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright and related fields including protection and enforcement. Simply put, I enjoy what I do and my clients see that first hand.
Al is battle tested as a first chair trial lawyer in litigating high profile cases... more
Al is battle tested as a first chair trial lawyer in litigating high profile cases for many major companies. He has served in over 150 cases, and in federal courts throughout the country, in appellate proceedings before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Federal, Fourth, Sixth, and Eight Circuits, as well as in numerous trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Unite... view profile
SNEED pllc, an intellectual property boutique firm based in Davidson (just north of... more
SNEED pllc, an intellectual property boutique firm based in Davidson (just north of Charlotte), North Carolina, serves clients across the country and around the world in the areas of trademark, trade dress, copyright, Internet and domain name, licensing, intellectual property litigation and business litigation. Our sweet spot is in assisting clients expand their brands and consumer goodwill thr... view profile
John Nipp handles litigation matters relating to intellectual property. Such matters... more
John Nipp handles litigation matters relating to intellectual property. Such matters include patents, trademarks, copyrights, unfair trade practices, trade secrets, and non-compete agreements. He is a registered patent attorney. Mr. Nipp has been litigating cases in North Carolina since 1996.His career began as a state prosecutor, where he tried hundreds of bench trials and several jury tri... 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.