Intellectual Property Practice Group
Intellectual property is essential to U.S. and global economies. Intellectual property intensive industries support at least 38% of GDP, 52% of merchandise exports, 27.9 million jobs, and 46% of wage premiums.* Diserio Martin’s Intellectual Property Group offers full service, global representation encompassing all intellectual property and we understand these rights are our client’s most valuable assets. We partner closely with our clients to nurture, create, expand, protect and enforce these rights in a manner that demonstrates care and compassion for any issue arising in this ever evolving industry.
* U.S Department of State, Intellectual Property Enforcement,


Worldwide Brand and Product Development
Diserio Martin attorneys in the Worldwide Brand and Product Development practice area represent clients ranging from large multinational corporations to individual inventors, authors and owners of creative works. We guide clients to establish, secure, maintain, and protect their brands through a wide array of services, including:
  • Trademarks
  • Trademark Infringement
  • Trade Dress
  • Copyrights
  • Patents
  • Domain Names and Internet
  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Anti-counterfeiting
  • e-Commerce
  • Due Diligence
  • IP Audits
  • Counseling and Prosecution
  • TTAB Oppositions and Cancellations
  • Patentability Studies
  • Freedom to Operate
  • Portfolio Management
  • IP Licensing
  • Customs Registration


IP Enforcement, Investigations, and Litigation

Our attorneys successfully handle IP enforcement, investigation and litigation matters for a wide range of companies and trade associations, in an array of industries. The enforcement of intellectual property rights is an important part of maintaining a competitive advantage in today’s evolving business world. Our clients trust our attorneys to provide professional legal services for all intellectual property and rights, including:
  • Trademark, copyright and patent infringement actions throughout the US
  • Emergency injunctions and conducting civil seizures and asset restraints
  • Conducting third-party sales investigations
  • Worldwide enforcement of rights through foreign associate network



Federal Litigation
Attorneys in the Intellectual Property Practice Group regularly represent the intellectual property interests of individuals and businesses of all sizes, both plaintiffs and defendants, in courtroom proceedings held in United States federal trial and appeals courts. Private and public companies with some of the most sophisticated intellectual property portfolios in the world seek the counsel of our attorneys to defend or prosecute their most significant IP matters, including:
  • Patent Infringement
  • Trademark Infringement
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Trade Secrets
  • False Advertising
  • Unfair Competition
  • Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA)
  • Domain Names
  • Internet and e-Commerce Disputes


Regulatory Compliance
Diserio Martin attorneys represent individuals and businesses of all sizes that require counsel on adherence to laws, regulations, specifications and guidelines that pertain to its specific business — the violation of which is often legal punishment and federal fines. Our team helps clients navigate federal, state, and local regulations, including:
  • Packaging and advertising claims for FTC and FD&C Act compliance
  • Promotions and sweepstakes compliance
  • Social media disclosures and contest rules
  • Import and export compliance – “Made In the USA” and country of origin claims
  • Privacy & Information Management


IP Corporate and Transactional Support
Attorneys within the Intellectual Property Practice Group provide corporate and transactional support to individuals and businesses of to leverage their intellectual property through investment, corporate structuring, financing, and strategic and commercial transactions, including:
  • Outside General Counsel
  • Channels of Trade
  • OEM and Manufacturing Agreements
  • Reseller Agreements
  • Joint Ventures and Business Formation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Stock and Asset Transactions
  • Sector and Marketplace Intelligence Distribution and Licensing
  • Technology Development
  • Technology Transfer
  • Digital Platform Development
  • Terms of Service
  • Privacy Policies
  • Independent Contractors
  • Non-Compete and NDAs
Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office


Intellectual Property Team
Christina L. Winsor
Partner and IP Group Chair
Contact Christina for more information about the IP Group and Practice.
Jonathan J. Kelson
Samantha L. Gonzalez
Shirley Maldonado
Olivia Pesce
Geza Zeigler
Of Counsel