As an intellectual property attorney, Carol has extensive experience in all phases of trademark, copyright, and patent matters, domestically and internationally. She has served in roles at law firms and most recently as in-house counsel for a global consumer products company, providing her with experience on both sides of legal matters – as a client and an attorney. Her work includes domestic and international trademark portfolio development and management; trademark clearance, registration and enforcement; brand development; advertising; copyright counseling and registration; and intellectual property (IP) licensing, due diligence, and transactional work.
Carol works in a wide range of industries and technologies, representing startups and small companies as well as large and global corporations. She is committed to building collaborative relationships with her clients through an understanding of their businesses, technologies, goals, and challenges. As a partner and advisor, Carol strives to deliver practical and focused advice so that her clients can get ahead of any issues and obstacles.
- Hinckley Allen
- Counsel (2018-Present)
- Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.
- Counsel (2015-2018)
- Nixon Peabody LLP
- Counsel (2011-2014)
- Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
- Senior Attorney (2003-2011)
- Patent Agent/Technology Specialist (1999-2003)
- United States Patent and Trademark Office
News & Insight
Federal registration is a major step in the protection of your brand name as a trademark or service mark provides your company with exclusive rights and peace of mind that your brand is protected. U.S.In general, policing your trademark rights has the bene…
The #1 and most important guideline for proper use of a trademark or service mark is to use the mark as an adjective followed by a noun or generic term for the product or service itself.People frequently use the brand name, whether a trademark or service m…
Trademark clearance searching is valuable because it allows you to get ahead of obstacles and avoid potential legal issues before they arise and before your company invests time and resources in developing its trademark. Consider the set-back you would exp…
Question 1: Why seek a federal (U.S.) trademark registration?There are six important reasons to seek federal registration of your trademark or brand name. Plans to expand your business into other regions of the U.S. Concern about importation of counterfe…
Carol is an intellectual property (IP) attorney experienced in all phases of trademark, patent, and copyright law domestically and internationally, as well as in IP transactions, licensing, brand management, and advertising. She currently assists startups,…
Hinckley Allen is pleased to welcome Carol H. Peters as Counsel in the Firm’s Intellectual Property Group. Carol is a skilled trademark, patent, copyright, social media and advertising law attorney with a breadth of knowledge from her experiences as insi…