Young & Thompson


Young & Thompson has procured U.S. trademark registrations for our clients throughout our more than 100-year history.  New trademark applications filed through our office are frequently based on a home application in a country foreign to the U.S., although our clients also regularly rely on the “intent to use” provisions of the Lanham Act as their basis for filing.  We also regularly assume representation in the U.S. for international trademark applications filed under the Madrid Protocol.

We are known within the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by the Trademark Examining corps as an experienced group of trademark practitioners who act competently and cooperatively in securing valuable trademark registrations as directed by our clients.

When the trademark interests of one of our clients collide with those of another, an opposition or cancellation proceeding sometimes results.  We have many times over the years successfully represented the interests of our clients in these proceedings, whether we are acting for the applicant/registrant, or the opposer/petitioner.

Contact our trademark team:

  Supervising Partner:    Robert E. Goozner, PhD

Dr. Goozner is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, and in addition to supervising the operations of our trademark department is a patent attorney with a technical background in the chemical arts.

  Principal Associate:    Jeffrey M. Goehring  

Mr. Goehring is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, and in addition to handling prosecution of U.S. trademark applications, is active in design patent practice and has for a number of years handled contested trademark matters such as opposition and cancellation proceedings.

  Law Clerk/Trainee:       Pamela T. Patch, Jr.

Ms. Patch assists the trademark team as she studies intellectual property law and attends the evening division of the Georgetown University Law Center.  Her undergraduate education includes a major in mathematics and a minor in physics, and she plans to practice both patent and trademark law.

  Senior Paralegal:             Ryan Carter         

Mr. Carter has been the firm's senior paralegal for the past two years, handling both trademark and litigation matters.  He is well-versed in all administrative and prosecutorial aspects of both domestic and international trademarks, and has aided in the streamlininig of the trademark department.



Y&T TrademarksThese are several well-known trademarks that were registered in the United States by Young &Thompson