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Purvi Patel Albers

Purvi Patel Albers

Partner

Haynes and Boone, LLP
Texas, U.S.A.

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Purvi Patel focuses on brand management, including domestic and international trademark portfolio protection and enforcement, and has extensive experience with trade dress and copyright counseling, IP licensing, social media, and cybersquatting and Internet issues. She counsels Fortune 500 companies and high growth ventures on the protection of their valuable brand investments and in recent years has been singled out by World Trademark Review for her "sophisticated brand management skills" and "incisive analysis, commercial awareness, and fast turnaround times." Purvi recently spent four months as acting trademark counsel for a leading global Internet retailer.

Her primary practice focus includes:

Conducting domestic and foreign trademark and trade name clearance for established and emerging companies.

Counseling clients regarding product and packaging design protection and clearance, including for footwear, jewelry, furniture, and household products.

Recovering trademark domain names through Uniform Dispute Resolution Proceedings (UDRP).

Counseling clients regarding on-line privacy issues, sweepstakes issues, advertising issues, and website policies.

Maintaining and enforcing client trademark rights through opposition and cancellation proceedings with the U.S. Trademark Trial & Appeal Board.

Various trademark infringement suits, including trade dress infringement and domain name disputes under the U.S. Anti-Cybersquatting Act (ACPA).

Various copyright infringement suits, in areas including jewelry design and software end-user copying matters.

Maintaining and enforcing domestic intellectual property rights through record of intellectual property with the U.S. Customs Bureau.

Purvi is on the board of directors of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and co-chaired INTA's 2013 annual meeting.

Education

J.D., Emory University, 1998, Managing Editor, Emory International Law Review
B.A., Emory University, 1995 summa cum laude
Course work in European Union Law, July 1996, The Dickinson School of Law
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Spent several months as acting trademark counsel for a leading global Internet retailer.

Secured trademark protection and successfully handled enforcement on behalf of local celebrity chefs.

Counseled the City of Lubbock regarding its rights to use the BUDDY HOLLY name.

Managed and handled an expedited multi-country and multi-continent trademark clearance and filing initiative for more than fifty trademarks on behalf of a life sciences company.

Successfully handled dozens of TTAB proceedings and domain name disputes on behalf of three Fortune 10 companies.

Successfully handled multiple counterfeit seizure actions on behalf of several clients with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, including Commercial Metals Company.

Developed company-wide copyright compliance program, training materials, and related agreements for a global communications company.

Professional Associations

  • International Trademark Association

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