Christine’s primary practice is intellectual property, focusing on trademark prosecution and portfolio management and the many other aspects of intellectual property that impact a business. She also has significant involvement and experience in intellectual property litigation. Not only does she work with clients to develop and manage their intellectual property portfolios, ushering a client’s brand through the clearance and registration process, she also assists clients in protecting and enforcing their patent and trademark rights prior to litigation and, when necessary, in district court or in front of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). She also has significant involvement in advising on advertising and labelling, product liability matters, commercial disputes, and discrimination and personal injury actions.
In all of these areas, if a dispute arises, Christine knows the value of resolving matters swiftly and favorably. From enforcing a client’s trademark to negotiating co-existence agreements, she knows that sensitivity to the client’s goals and protection of its brand and reputation are absolutely essential when pursuing or resolving disputes.
Christine pays close attention to interpersonal dynamics when working with clients and strives to understand all aspects of their business. This helps her advise and guide clients through the development, management, and enforcement of their intellectual property portfolios, as well as usher a case, the client, or witnesses and employees through the discovery process, or the preparation for arbitration or mediation, with minimal disruption of their business operations.