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Parks IP Law LLC
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Profile Link: http://www.namwolf.org/member/cynthiaparks
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Parks IP Law LLC
730 Peachtree St NE
Suite 600
Atlanta
Georgia
30308  United States
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678 365-4455 (Phone)
678 365-4450 (Fax)
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  Founded in 2004, Parks IP Law provides the full spectrum of Intellectual Property Law services, primarily serving Fortune 500 multi-national corporations. Our seasoned attorneys include specialists in patent and trademark portfolio development, as well as licensing, due diligence, transactions, and litigation. The firm is MBE and WBE certified.
  Cynthia is a co-founder of the firm and a member of the State Bar of Georgia. The heart of her practice involves counseling sophisticated clients that own substantial intellectual property portfolios. Cynthia’s primary focus is trademark law – including global portfolio management, litigation, oppositions, cancellations, prosecution, selection and clearance. In addition, a significant portion of Cynthia’s practice is directed to patent counseling, licensing, dispute resolution, and prosecution. Her clients include multinational corporations that are pacesetters in high stakes industries, including telecommunications, food and beverages, energy, consumer goods, restaurant services, packaging, and banking. Cynthia is a registered member of the patent bar, and regularly prosecutes trademark and patent applications in the United States Patent and Trademark Office. See http://parksiplaw.com/bio_cParks.asp.
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Parks IP Law LLC
 
GEORGIA:Atlanta
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:
UTAH:Salt Lake City
 
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:IP Agreements
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Licensing
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Software Distribution Agreements
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Other Transactions
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Copyrights-Prosecution
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Copyrights-Itc Action/Cbp Protection
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Copyrights-Domestic Licensing
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Copyrights-Domestic Agreements
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Copyrights-International Agreements
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Domain Names-Strategic Protection
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Domain Names-Searches
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Domain Names-Audits
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Domain Names-Opinions
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Domain Names-Court Proceedings
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Domain Names-Udrp Petition/Response
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Domain Names-Domestic Licensing
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Domain Names-International Licensing
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Domain Names-Domestic Agreements
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Domain Names-International Agreements
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Patents-Utility Application Preparation And Prosecution- Biotech/Chemical
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Patents-Utility Application Preparation And Prosecution- Electrical/Computer
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Patents-Utility Application Preparation And Prosecution- Mechanical
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Patents-Design
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Patents-Plant Application Preparation And Prosecution
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Patents-Paris Convention Application Preparation And Prosecution
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Patents-Pct Filings And Prosecution
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Patents-Pct National Stage Filings And Prosecution
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Patents-Foreign Filings
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Patents-Uspto In-Person Examiner Interviews
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Patents-Provisional Applications
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Patents-Appeal To Board-No Oral Argument
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Patents-Appeal To Board-Oral Argument
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Patents-Novelty Search & Opinion
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Patents-Invalidity Search & Opinion
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Patents-Infringement Search & Opinion
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Patents-Combination Infringement & Invalidity Search & Opinion
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Patents-Audits
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Patents-Arbitration
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Patents-Court Proceedings
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Patents-Two-Party Interferences
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Patents-Inter Partes Reexaminations
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Patents-Ex Parte Reexaminations
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Patents-Patent Post Grant Proceedings
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Patents-Itc Action/Cbp Protection
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Patents-Domestic Licensing
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Patents-International Licensing
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Patents-Domestic Agreements
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Patents-Application Preparation And Prosecution
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Trademarks-Application For Registration
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Trademarks-Prosecution
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Trademarks-Statement Of Use Or Extension
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Trademarks-Six-Year Renewal (Sections 8 & 15 Declarations)
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Trademarks-Ten-Year Renewal (Sections 8 & 9 Declarations)
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Trademarks-Foreign Origin (In U.S.)
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Trademarks-Foreign Filings
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Trademarks-State Applications
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Trademarks-Appeals To Ttab
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Trademarks-Knock-Out Search
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Trademarks-Comprehensive Search
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Trademarks-Audits
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Trademarks-Opinions
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Trademarks-Court Proceedings
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Trademarks-Oppositions
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Trademarks-Cancellations
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Trademarks-Itc Action/Cbp Protection
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Trademarks-Domestic Licensing
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Trademarks-International Licensing
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Trademarks-Domestic Agreements
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Trademarks-International Agreements
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Trade Secrets-Develop Programs & Agreements For Protection
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Trade Secrets-Audits
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Trade Secrets-Opinions
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Trade Secrets-Domestic Licensings
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Trade Secrets-Domestic Agreements
PATENT:
TRADEMARK:
COPYRIGHT:
TECHNOLOGY:Software Licensing and Development
TECHNOLOGY:SaaS and Cloud Computing
TECHNOLOGY:Social Media and Internet Law
 
MBE
WBE
 
11-20
 
11-20
 
TTAB Proceedings: http://tinyurl.com/nqwx3e8 and http://tinyurl.com/qf2you8

District Court Proceedings:
• Scuf Gaming International, LLC et al v. Playrapid EURL et al (Ongoing - lead counsel)

• Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association v. Newton Health System, Inc. et al (Ongoing - local counsel)

• Darden Restaurants, Inc. et al v. Wilson-Hall et al

• Video Enhancement Solutions, L.L.C. v. Denon Electronics (USA), L.L.C. et al (Local counsel)

• Louangel, Inc. et al v. Darden Restaurants, Inc. et al (Settled)

• Darden Concepts v. Cato et al. – N. D. Georgia (Consent judgment for Darden)
On behalf of our client, Darden Restaurants, Parks IP Law brought an action in federal court against an Atlanta restaurateur for unfair competition and infringement of Darden’s SEASONS 52 marks. After discovery, Rule 30(b)(6) depositions, and a telephonic hearing with Judge Batten securing sanctions for defendants’ discovery abuses, we obtained a consent judgment stipulating the defendants’ agreement to cease & desist all infringing activity.

• K.P. Licious v. Happ et al. – Fulton County Superior Court (Judgment for Happ)
Successfully defended our client, the senior user of the mark SLICE, in a trademark infringement and unfair competition action brought by a competitor that alleged that Happ abandoned the mark and that Happ’s restaurant was outside of the relevant geographical zone. Our defense included oral argument before Judge Arrington.

• Rare Hospitality v. Longhorn Cafe – TTAB Opposition 91175138 (Favorable settlement)
On behalf of our client, Darden Restaurants (parent company of Rare Hospitality – owner of the highly-successful LONGHORN steakhouse restaurants), successfully prevented federal registration of the mark LONGHORN CAFE. The applicant agreed to withdraw its trademark application.

• Optimum Processing Solutions v. AMD et al. – N. D. Georgia (Settled)
Served as local counsel for Infineon Technologies N.A. Corp., one of AMD’s co-defendants in an action alleging patent infringement in the field of semiconductor devices.

• Sumeet v. Galaxy – TTAB Opposition 91171422 (Sustained)
On behalf of Sumeet, owner of the brand SUMEET, well-known in India for kitchen appliances, successfully blocked registration of the mark SUMEET by a counterfeiter after Sumeet’s prior counsel inadvertently allowed its U.S. trademark registration to lapse.

• Mattel v. Barber – TTAB Opposition 91180216 (Withdrawn)
Successfully defended a challenge to registration of the mark BARBSHOEWIPES in the face of an opposition brought by Mattel, Inc. based on its famous BARBIE marks. After extensive discovery and negotiations, Mattel withdrew its opposition.
 
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