About James “Jim” Thiede
Jim began his career at a small intellectual property (IP) boutique firm where he engaged in patent, trademark, and copyright prosecution (national and international) and litigation. Jim continues to focus on IP, particularly in the areas of trademark protection. Jim regularly assists clients by analyzing comprehensive U.S. and international trademark searches so they select great trademarks that are strong and enforceable against others. Jim also provides actionable insight to reduce the likelihood that 3rd parties will send a cease & desist letter to his clients based on first use of a substantially similar mark for similar products. Jim also prepares and files USPTO and Madrid Protocol trademark applications, trademark registration maintenance documents, and helps with trademark amendments, assignments, and IP due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, asset purchases and licensing. Jim further assists with IP investigations especially focused on social media and the internet. In a nutshell, Jim helps clients protect and maximize the value of their brands, goodwill, and reputation.