Founded by veterans of the nation’s top patent litigation BigLaw firm, Denko & Bustamante LLP provides sophisticated legal representation while delivering the personal attention and low-overhead savings big firms cannot.

Denko & Bustamante represents plaintiffs and defendants in every manner of intellectual property litigation. Our attorneys have deep experience litigating patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition disputes nationwide. Denko & Bustamante complements its legal expertise with technical and business expertise. Half of our attorneys worked as electrical engineers before becoming attorneys.

With its team of licensed patent attorneys, Denko & Bustamante also counsels clients in licensing transactions, portfolio strategy, and prosecutes patent and trademark applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Too many firms provide these services in a vacuum with only the discrete objective of executing a license or securing a patent or trademark in mind. Denko & Bustamante’s litigation expertise enables us to deliver a more holistic product. Denko & Bustamante knows when and how to both account for the risks of potential litigation and optimize clients’ monetization or protection of their intellectual property.


SCOTUS Rules BOOKING.COM Eligible for Trademark Protection

The United States Supreme Court affirms the Fourth Circuit decision upholding the lower court’s ruling that the term BOOKING.COM is not generic and is eligible for trademark protection under the Lanham Act. The Supreme Court disagreed with the USPTO's nearly per se rule that a generic term combined with a domain, such as .COM, remained generic and ineligible for protection. The Court held that a determination of generic depends on whether consumers in fact perceive that term, taken as a whole, as the name of a class or, instead, as a term capable of distinguishing among members of the class.


SCOTUS Rules Regarding Requirement of Proof of Willfulness

The United States Supreme Court held a prevailing trademark owner is not required to show willful infringement by the defendant as a precondition to a profits award under § 1125(a).


USPTO COVID-19 Trademark Prioritized Examination Program

The USPTO recently announced a program which allows COVID-19-related trademark applications to be advanced out of turn and immediately assigned for examination.