Steve Abreu takes a pragmatic approach to trademark clearance, registration and enforcement to help a wide range of enterprises meet their intellectual property protection and business goals. Steve’s clients are varied and include renowned institutions of higher learning, consumer and medical product companies, and specialty magazines. He also represents well-known manufacturers of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology products. Steve’s strategic outlook on trademark and copyright protection has assisted both large clients and small businesses in the United States and abroad. He also counsels foreign trademark applicants to successful registration of their Madrid-based U.S. trademark applications. Steve is Chair of the Trademark and Copyright Practice.
Big Changes to Canada’s Trademark Laws—January 15, 2019
Study Demonstrates Positive Economic Impact of Trademark Filing—July 17, 2018
A Joke So Funny Louis Vuitton Forgot to Laugh – The Danger of Suing Over a Parody—February 14, 2017
Goodbye OHIM, Hello EUIPO− −Changes to Trademark Law in Europe—April 15, 2016
Issues Resolved in an Administrative Trademark Proceeding May Bind Federal Courts in Subsequent Infringement Actions—July 21, 2015
Briefings from the Trademark Universe—February 26, 2015
Sunstein’s trial team won a jury verdict for our client Exergen, resulting in a $16 million judgment against Kaz, the maker of consumer products sold under the Vicks and Braun brands. Despite Kaz’s multiple challenges to the twelve patent claims asserted by Exergen, the jury upheld the validity of all of them, and found that the forehead thermometers sold by Kaz infringed those claims. Exergen is a Watertown, MA-based manufacturer and seller of thermometers for both the professional and consumer markets.
$16 million judgment
We successfully defended clients Iatric and CynergisTek in the District Court and Federal Circuit against claims of patent infringement relating to software for detecting fraud and misuse of protected health information. Sunstein litigation group obtained judgments of patent invalidity under Section 101.
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