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
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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