Intellectual Property Law Practice

Our attorneys have a passion for working with early-stage technology companies and are committed to providing quality legal service.



Our Trademark Team

Carr & Ferrell’s trademark team features three seasoned trademark attorneys with over 40 years of combined experience. The team is supported by two experienced trademark paralegals and an administrative assistant with more than ten years in the trademark field. Whether our client is an emerging company with a single brand, or an established enterprise with a multi-national portfolio spanning the globe, Carr & Ferrell’s trademark group provides personalized service to meet each client’s individual needs. Our unique combination of experienced practitioners, technological expertise, and nimble size makes our trademark group well-known for its flexibility and innovative legal strategies.

Trademark Services: Clearance, Registration, Enforcement, and Dispute Resolution

From the moment a client conceives of a new trademark or design, we stand ready to assist with every step of the domestic and international trademark clearance and registration process. Through guidelines to ensure proper use and watching services to detect potential infringements, we help protect the goodwill our clients have created in their marks. We assist clients in trademark licensing, ownership transfers and in developing enforcement strategies. When trademark disputes arise, Carr & Ferrell clients have access to our trademark practitioners and a fully staffed litigation team, both with experience in proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Office, World Intellectual Property Organization domain arbitration, and trademark infringement and dilution litigation in State and Federal courts.

Representative Clients

Carr & Ferrell’s trademark group serves clients in a wide range of industries, including hardware and software, IT services, e-commerce, internet enterprises, financial services, media, entertainment, and healthcare.

Trademark Resources

Learn more about trademarks, trade dress and domain names, as well as related legal issues and legal services, on the following pages:

The following recent publications are available for download:

Carr & Ferrell has hosted numerous Roundtables for the International Trademark Association (INTA). You can find summaries and discussion outlines for those events in our Roundtable Archive.

Meet the Trademark Team

Jefferson Scher


Jefferson is a partner in the Intellectual Property Group of Carr & Ferrell and Chair of the Trademark Practice Group. He specializes in intellectual property and cyberlaw counseling and dispute management, with an emphasis on the protection and enforcement of trademarks and copyrights.

Joi A. White


Joi is a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group of Carr & Ferrell. She specializes in intellectual property law, with an emphasis on international and domestic trademark counseling and enforcement.

Aylin Demirci

Senior Counsel

Aylin is senior counsel in the Intellectual Property Practice Group of Carr & Ferrell. She specializes in intellectual property law, with an emphasis on domestic and international trademark clearance, trademark & copyright prosecution, counseling and enforcement.

Jessica Galaif


Jessica Galaif is an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group of Carr & Ferrell. Jessica’s trademark experience includes new international and domestic trademark applications, Office Action responses, oppositions, drafting coexistence agreements and investigating domain name disputes.