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McAfee & Taft

Intellectual Property

6 ranked lawyersBand 1OklahomaUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Deep bench of experienced IP specialists, representing a substantially blue-chip clientele from, among others, the chemical, financial, engineering, and oil and gas sectors. Able to draw on expertise from across the firm to provide a holistic service, including in relation to trade secret and misappropriation cases against former employees. Further noted for its excellent balance of transactional and contentious capabilities and well equipped to support increased activity on foreign protection issues through ready access to leading IP practices worldwide.

Strengths

"They have always done an excellent job for us in both obtaining and defending patents and copyrights," states one client, who concludes: "Of all the law firms we work with, they are the most professional and yet the easiest to work with."

Another client reports: "McAfee & Taft has done some good work for us in the past and continues to offer good advice on our portfolio of intellectual property."

Work highlights

Represented Nelvana Enterprises as the plaintiff in a lawsuit against Treehouse Dispensaries alleging trademark infringement and copyright infringement under the Federal Copyright Act.

Notable practitioners

Anthony Rahhal offers wide-ranging experience in IP matters, including patent applications and prosecution. He also advises on trademark issues and is adept at handling cross-border mandates.
"We have worked with Anthony for many years. He's easy to work with and extremely knowledgeable." "I think very highly of him."

Clifford Dougherty maintains a broad IP practice, spanning transactional matters and litigation. He offers significant experience representing clients before the PTAB as well as in federal court.

Jessica Bowman frequently advises on allegations of trademark and patent infringement. She regularly appears before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
"She has a nice reputation as an up-and-coming IP lawyer."

John Kenney is renowned for his deep experience in IP litigation. He represents clients in state and federal trials as well as handling appeals and arbitrations.
"He's certainly highly regarded as a litigator with a lot of IP experience; he's well recognized and a very talented lawyer."

Michael LaBrie focuses his practice on advising corporations on various patent issues. He also leads the firm's biotech industry group.

Rachel Blue is highly regarded in the market for her extensive experience in IP matters, with particular expertise in trademark issues.
"She's the top trademark lawyer in the state." "She understands our business well and has good judgment in her legal advice."

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Oklahoma

Intellectual Property


Anthony Rahhal
Band 2
Clifford C Dougherty, III
Band 2
Jessica John Bowman
Up and Coming
John A Kenney
Senior Statespeople
Michael J LaBrie
Band 1
Rachel Blue
Band 1