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Buchalter

Farah Bhatti

Farah Bhatti

Shareholder

Expertise

  • Intellectual Property Law

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Buchalter
California, U.S.A.

Profile

Farah Bhatti is a Shareholder and the Chair of the Internet, E-Commerce, and Social Media Practice Group. She focuses her practice on all aspects of trademark prosecution, including advising, counseling, and securing trademark protection for clients, with an emphasis on the worldwide selection and enforcement of trademarks. She also works closely with clients in formulating their domestic and international trademark protection and registration strategies. Ms. Bhatti expertly navigates the complexities of issues within the areas of registration and enforcement, drawing on experience in private practice as well as her previous position as a trademark examining attorney at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). While there, she examined more than 2,000 trademark applications and represented the USPTO before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). She also has extensive experience in the enforcement of Internet and domain names, through the implementation of strategies ranging from cease and desist letters, Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) complaints, individual website complaint procedures and even trademark litigation under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA). Ms. Bhatti has been successful in obtaining substantial statutory damages and attorneys’ fees on behalf of clients under the ACPA.

Ms. Bhatti has worked with a variety of clients in several different industries, including the food and beverage industry, branded fruits, and restaurants.

Ms. Bhatti frequently speaks on the topic of trademark protection at seminars, including those geared toward the fashion industry. She has been recognized as a World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR) Leader in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Ms. Bhatti previously served as a member for the INTA Internet Committee.

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  • Manages large U.S. and international trademark portfolios for consumer electronics clients, machine tool manufacturers, software and hardware companies, chemicals clients, apparel companies, clients in the food and beverage industry, restaurants and other industries. She has been involved in enforcement actions, TTAB proceedings such as oppositions, cancellations, and ex parte appeals and litigation. Ms. Bhatti also represents clients before the USPTO in obtaining trademark registration.
  • Provides advice, counseling, and implements strategies and systems for Internet enforcement of trademarks.
  • Provides litigation support for cases involving trademarks and copyrights, and matters involving the protection, registration, and enforcement of copyrights. Formulates strategies for proceeding with enforcement and other intellectual property issues.
  • Successfully represented clients in Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) complaints and other adverse proceedings involving trademarks and copyrights.
  • Provides counseling, strategy, and litigation support to clients interested in litigating under the ACPA against domain infringers/cybersquatters.

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • New York

Education

  • St. John's University School of Law
  • University of Houston Law Center
  • The State University of New York at Albany
Areas of Practice

Intellectual Property Law

Articles

Buchalter COVID-19 Client Alert: San Francisco Moves to Lowest COVID Tier in California, Begins Process of Reopening Non-Essential Offices; Other Bay Area Counties Slower to Follow
Buchalter, November 2020

On October 20, 2020, San Francisco County was upgraded to the “minimal” tier within the California COVID-19 tracking system, meaning it has the fewest restrictions on reopening all businesses as promulgated by the State of California. In order to qualify for the “minimal” tier, a county must have an infection rate of less than one daily new positive COVID case per 100,000 residents and have a positive test rate of less than 2% for two consecutive weeks...

Additional Articles

  • Buchalter COVID-19 Client Alert: Excusable Non-Use of U.S. Trademarks in the Time of COVID
  • Trademarks 101 for Startups-Basic Strategies
  • From Phonograph Records to Musical Sound Recordings: USPTO’s Pilot Program May Bring Life to Outdated Registrations
  • Upcoming Changes to Trademark Prosecution In the European Union
  • Trademarks 101 for Start-ups: Basic Strategies
  • Are Infringers Hacking Your Brand? Take These Simple Steps to Protect Your Company
  • Rainmaker Q&A: Buchalter’s Farah Bhatti
  • Protecting Your Products in Light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Holding That A Copyright Owner Only Controls the “First Sale” of a Copy No Matter Where That Sale Occurred
  • Fashion Companies: A Step-By-Step Guide to Protection
  • Case Study: Louboutin V. Yves Saint Laurent
  • How IP Law Impacts the Fashion Industry
  • Analyzing Your Client’s Trademark Protection and Infringement Concerns in the Global and Cyberspace Markets


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