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Leslie Hartford

Leslie Hartford represents public and private companies across a variety of industries in resolving trademark, copyright, and patent disputes. She is particularly adept at quickly assessing a company’s key business drivers and working with her clients to develop a strategic and early resolution.

What do you focus on?

Trademark & Copyright Litigation

I routinely monitor, protect and enforce my clients’ marks. I handle disputes, as well as unfair competition and related antitrust cases. I advise my clients on trademark matters related to applications and registrations, along with handling all stages of enforcement, both in federal court and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. 

Patent Litigation

I help my clients approach claims of misappropriation and infringement.  I have handled cases in diverse fields, including chemical catalyst technologies.

Complex Commercial Litigation and Franchising

My commercial litigation practice includes managing disputes and related litigation for franchisors, including food and beverage clients, as well as litigation involving tort claims and contract enforcement.

What do you see on the horizon?

In the wake of TC Heartland, I see a shift in litigation strategy as parties must comply with forum-shopping restrictions that narrow venue options and potentially decelerate litigation pace.

Representative Experience

  • Represent a U.S. chemical startup in a patent litigation dispute involving allegations of willful infringement of catalyst technology
  • Reached settlement of a trademark matter for a leading musical products company involving allegations of infringement via social media
  • Obtained favorable arbitration decision for nationwide specialty food franchisor client
  • Advise major office supplier regarding copyright issues related to national advertising campaigns

WB Mason Strikes Back Against Dairy Queen 'Blizzard' Suit

Law360 | March 14, 2018

In the following coverage, Boston partners Jason Kravitz and Gina McCreadie, senior counsel Deborah Thaxter, and associate Leslie Hartford are mentioned for representing W.B. Mason in a trademark infringement case against Dairy Queen over the use of the word “blizzard.”

Buffett's Dairy Queen sues W.B. Mason over 'Blizzard'

Law360 | March 14, 2018

In the following coverage, Boston partners Jason Kravitz and Gina McCreadie, senior counsel Deborah Thaxter, and associate Leslie Hartford are mentioned for representing W.B. Mason in a trademark infringement case against Dairy Queen over the use of the word “blizzard.”

Contact

Leslie Hartford

Associate

Boston

Phone: 617-345-1369


Fax: 855-464-9391

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.

Duke University, B.A.

Massachusetts

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