Christopher Turk

Partner

Email : cturk@cm.law

Toll Free: 1-844-285-4263 ext. 711

Direct : 215-232-7419

Office : Philadelphia

Chris focuses his practice on protecting clients’ intellectual property (IP) through the acquisition, registration, and enforcement of trademarks, copyrights, domain names, trade secrets and other nonpatented assets.

During more than 20 years of practice, Chris has represented a variety of U.S. and overseas clients ranging from large multi-national companies to small start-ups and individuals. His experience ranges from working as an Examining Attorney at the United States Trademark Office, to an AM Law 100 firm, and working in-house leading a large trademark and copyright team at a Fortune 250 apparel manufacturer. This corporate experience on the other side of the client/attorney relationship allows Chris to quickly recognize what brand owners want and how to effectively deliver it.

Chris assists his clients in building the value of their IP by counseling on domestic and international trademark selection and prosecution, copyright registration, domain name acquisition and portfolio management, trade secrets, and transactional due diligence. Counseling clients on creating and protecting product trade dress is also one of Chris’s strengths, honed from his deep experience in the apparel and consumer products field. Chris also has significant experience assisting clients monetize their assets through licensing, promotional agreements and co-branding arrangements.

He assists clients on the business aspects of managing IP portfolios and budgets, such as choosing counsel and vendors to maximize resources, streamlining internal processes, and standardizing reporting metrics.

Brand Enforcement is one of Chris’s strengths that he utilizes to protect clients’ rights. He has significant experience developing global IP and brand protection strategies for clients, along with the experience toimplement those strategies through the use of litigation, UDRPs, DMCA take-downs, U.S. Customs enforcement processes, and coordinated efforts to remove unauthorized products from third-party websites such as Alibaba, Amazon, eBay, Etsy, and Taobao.

Chris counsels clients on enforcing and defending against trademark and copyright infringement claims before Federal District Courts and the United States Trademark Office. He also has experience representing clients in trade secret and false advertising matters and misappropriation of trade secrets, and in disputes involving e-commerce and internet domain litigation. Additionally, Chris advises clients on advertising issues and claims, as well as general review of marketing materials for IP issues.

Overall, Chris Turk provides the type of intellectual property counseling companies need in a competitive global marketplace. His vast experience in Intellectual Property matters and Brand Enforcement is invaluable to companies and individuals seeking strategic advice and creative solutions to effectively manage all aspects of their IP portfolio.

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