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Brent Sausser

Brent Sausser

Trademark Attorney

Charleston
South Carolina
Licensed in
NY, SC, DC
University of
New Hampshire
School of Law
About
Brent D. Sausser is a listed Attorney of Record with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Brent graduated from the University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center); consistently ranked one of the top ten intellectual property law schools in the U.S. Brent worked for the Pierce Law Intellectual Property & Transaction Clinic assisting businesses with their intellectual property. Brent also worked as an in-house legal extern at the Brookstone headquarters in New Hampshire. He has experience filing trademark applications, filing responses to USPTO Office actions, filing copyright applications,… read more as well as other trademark prosecution experience.

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Work History

The Law Firm of Sausser & Spurr, LLC

Founding Member

Feb 2013 - Present

The Law Firm of Sausser & Spurr focuses its practice on trademark prosecution and copyright registration. We assist businesses and entrepreneurs in simplifying the trademark registration process.

Feb 2013 - Present

Synergy Legal Consulting / Legal Source, LLC

Managing Attorney

Feb 2011 - Jan 2013

Overseeing the firm's legal review projects and managing review attorneys' tasks on a daily basis.

Feb 2011 - Jan 2013

Synergy Legal Professionals

Managing Attorney

Oct 2009 - Feb 2011

Managing attorney overseeing the daily tasks for as much as seventy-nine attorneys. Provided analysis to review attorneys and advised them on proper protocol procedures. Became proficient in various electronic document litigation review software including but not limited to, Xerox litigation review, iCONECTnXT, Stratify as well as Concordance.

Oct 2009 - Feb 2011

Brookstone Company headquarters

In-house Legal Extern

Jan 2009 - Apr 2009

Assisted in-house legal counsel with its sizable trademark portfolio. Wrote responses to U.S. office actions and responses to oppositions containing legal arguments for publishing. Policed Brookstone's trademarks searching the U.S.P.T.O., U.S. Official Gazette, search engines, phone book directories, online registries, as well as online legal sources, such as LexisNexis and WestLaw. Discussed with Brookstone's marketers appropriate names for new products based on my administered trademark clearances. Drafted cease and desist letters as well as co-existence agreements to manage phonetically similarly trademarks. Reviewed and edited Brookstone contracts, removing unfavorable clauses and reducing the agreements to meet the company's needs.

Jan 2009 - Apr 2009

Pierce Law Intellectual Property & Transaction Clinic

Clinic Student Attorney

Jan 2009 - Apr 2009

Worked with professors and other students representing indigent clients. Conducted client interviews and deciphered the client’s legal problems. Used LexisNexis and WestLaw to help prepare legal memorandums for clients to discuss potential legal actions and concerns. Represented small businesses and inventors regarding their intellectual property needs.

Jan 2009 - Apr 2009

Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms, LLC

Summer Clerk

May 2008 - Aug 2008

Drafted complaints containing causes of action for negligence, negligent hiring, loss of consortium, strict liability in tort, breach of warranty, misbranding, among others. Drafted motions, interrogatories, and memorandums for partners and associates involving issues in tort, contracts, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, and insurance.

May 2008 - Aug 2008

Gilbert, Harrell, Sumerford, & Martin, P.C.

Summer Associate

May 2007 - Aug 2007

Assembled exhibits and assisted attorneys in trial. Met with clients to discuss potential litigation. Wrote research memorandums to partners and associates. Drafted motions for summary judgment as well as briefs in support of motions.

May 2007 - Aug 2007

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