Section Delegate and immediate past-Chair Mike Cerrati practices in Belzer PC’s Hilton Head, South Carolina office, regularly advising domestic and international trademark and copyright owners on the proper selection, clearance, use, licensing and protection of their intellectual property both in the U.S. and abroad.
He frequently prosecutes federal and state trademark applications and coordinates foreign trademark filings worldwide. Mike manages intellectual property portfolios for established corporations and assists startups and entrepreneurs in developing strategies for branding their new businesses. He also serves as U.S. counsel for a number of leading intellectual property firms in Europe, Asia, South America and Central America assisting with the prosecution and protection of their clients’ trademarks in the U.S. In addition, Mike litigates intellectual property disputes in state and federal courts, represents trademark clients in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and handles domain name disputes.