A former attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Daniel (Dan) Stringer focuses on trademark selection, clearance, prosecution, and counseling.
Dan’s prosecution and counseling practice includes representing clients in trademark prosecution matters before the USPTO. He has extensive prosecution experience in a variety of industries, ranging from automotive and athleticwear, to food and beverage and technology. Dan also provides strategic advice to clients with matters outside the USPTO that may impact prosecution proceedings before the Office.
Prior to joining Finnegan, Dan served as an attorney advisor with the Office of Policy and International Affairs (OPIA) at the USPTO, where he provided advice, guidance, and analysis concerning domestic and international trademark issues. Working with colleagues in the United States and abroad, Dan promoted the interests of rightsholders by advocating for the improvement of foreign trademark laws and regulations.
In addition to his international experience, Dan served as a trademark examining attorney with the USPTO. He examined thousands of trademark applications, including applications for trade dress, certification marks, scent marks, and other non-traditional trademarks. He also has significant experience at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), drafting more than a dozen appeal briefs and successfully representing the USPTO at several oral arguments on issues of descriptiveness, genericness, and product design. While in service at the USPTO, Dan received an award from the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) for his contributions to the integrity of intellectual property law. The award is presented to examining attorneys who exhibit sustained excellence in trademark examination quality and production.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Daniel S. Stringer