Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Law

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Let’s talk about trademarks, copyrights, patents and related litigation with respect to how these topics relate to wastewater service providers, dealers and distributors. Specifically, we will discuss why trademarks, trade dress, brands, branding, and product and store names are important considerations for these individuals and companies. Learn the steps individuals and companies should take if they are the subject of trademark infringement or accused of infringing another’s trademark. We will also discuss utility and design patents, what protection patents provide to the patent owner, what to do if a person or company is accused of patent infringement, and the law of copyright as it concerns websites and related media.

Gary Lambert is the founder of and managing partner at Lambert Shortell & Connaughton. He has obtained hundreds of patents and registered trademarks for his clients in areas as diverse as mechanical, electrical, software, business methods, biotechnology, computer systems, musical instruments, energy and environmental innovations. Lambert has a special interest and expertise in the energy and environmental areas of patent law and worked on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee of the New Hampshire Senate as the state senator representing Nashua from 2010-12. Lambert has resolved many intellectual property disputes between patent/trademark/copyright owners and alleged infringers, either by litigation, mediation, arbitration or settlement. Additionally, he has an extensive and unique litigation background, having successfully tried hundreds of jury and bench trials in state and federal courts. Lambert holds bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and biology and was admitted as an attorney at age 24 in 1984, the same year he graduated from law school with a doctorate in jurisprudence with honors. He is admitted as a registered attorney at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, D.C. Lambert also served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for more than 35 years and retired in 2014. 



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