Ms. Tofano has over 30 years of experience in the Intellectual Property field. She counsels clients through all aspects of developing and maintaining their international trademark portfolios. Ms. Tofano also advises clients on the searching and availability of international trademarks, and on integrated strategies for growing and protecting their brands worldwide.
Ms. Tofano also oversees the enforcement of international trademark rights for the firm’s clients, through opposition and cancellation proceedings, as well as, foreign court actions in over 200 trademark jurisdictions. As head of the International Trademark Department, Ms. Tofano counsels clients on trademark title and security interest issues, Custom surveillance and enforcement matters and domain name registration conflicts and strategies.
Prior to embarking on a legal career, Ms. Tofano worked at ITT Corporation for six years, gaining valuable first-hand expertise with an international corporation with operations in multiple jurisdictions. This experience provides many benefits to Ms. Tofano and the practice; particularly, with regard to liaising with many of the firm’s corporate clients and managing their extensive international trademark portfolios.
After graduating from Fordham with honors, Ms. Tofano received her Law degree at Pace University and worked as an Associate in a boutique firm in White Plains, where she was introduced to the field of intellectual property law. Over thirty years later, she has become a recognized authority on the ever-changing intellectual property laws throughout the world and the protection of client rights in a global market.
International Trademark Filing, Prosecution, Maintenance and Enforcement
International Trademark Portfolio Management and Counseling
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Fordham University, New York, NY
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
Pace University School of Law, White Plains, NY
“How Not to Incorporate”
“Global Colorblindness to Trademarks is Dying,” The National Law Journal
No matter the size of the client, Nolte Lackenbach Siegel Intellectual Property Law Group strives to provide the most value-added, cost-effective services tailored to the needs of each client and each client's matter.
We offer a full range of patent services across all major fields of technology. Through our relationships with patent law firms around the world, we can assist with all of your international patent needs.
Among the top 10 filers nationwide, our trademark department handles: searching, filing, prosecution and maintenance – both domestically and internationally.
We successfully represents clients in infringement matters both in and out of court. The Litigation department's experience extends to all areas of Intellectual Property.
From counseling to dispute resolution we help ensure that our clients comply with applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines as well as best practices
From preparation and filing to enforcing registered rights, our Copyright department specializes in avoiding infringement of third parties, licensing, copyright acquisition issues, and more.