James R. Menker, Esq.
Jim counsels major national and international corporations on establishing, maintaining and protecting global trademark portfolios. He regularly clears new marks for use and registration and, utilizing his experience as a former Examining Attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Jim assists clients with the registration and maintenance of all types of marks including trademarks, service marks, trade dress, product configurations, collective marks and certification marks.
A significant portion of Jim’s practice involves policing, enforcing and defending trademark rights particularly in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the USPTO. While he emphasizes negotiating and settling disputes involving trademark and unfair competition claims, he has successfully represented clients in federal courts in California, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New York, Utah and Virginia.
In addition to handling trademark matters, Jim has experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications and counseling clients in patent protection.
P.O. Box 331937 (Mail)
60 Ocean Blvd., Suite 3 (Courier Only)
Atlantic Beach, Florida 32233
Phone: 888 750 4407
Fax: 202 280 1177
George Mason University
1997 – J.D.
University of Miami
1993 – B.S.M.E.
Intellectual Property Specialist, certified by
the Florida State Bar