Alaine Doolan focuses her practice primarily in the areas of intellectual property, brand management, corporate transactions, technology, and Internet-related law. She works with clients from a broad range of industries, such as food and beverage, fashion and merchandising, software solutions, and health care. She is a member of the firm's Business Transactions and Intellectual Property + Technology Law Groups.
Intellectual Property and Technology
Alaine works to protect corporate brands through the prosecution, maintenance and enforcement of trademarks, copyrights and domain names domestically and worldwide. She works with clients to develop strategies for launching and protecting new brands. She also advises clients on a variety of intellectual property infringement matters, and she handles opposition, cancellation, and appeal proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Alaine also secures and protects clients' intellectual property through the preparation of various documents, including assignments, security interests, and nondisclosure and coexistence agreements. She has worked for two large consumer products companies and managed 4,000-plus worldwide trademark portfolios for both.
Alaine advises clients on regulatory matters related to print, digital, and mobile advertising for compliance with the Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission.
Alaine assists the Business Transactions Practice in corporate transactions and mergers & acquisitions. She frequently handles the transfer of intangible and technology-related assets. This transaction work includes advising on purchase agreements, intellectual property portfolios, performing due diligence relating to intellectual property and technology assets, and preparing and negotiating various intellectual property documents and agreements. Alaine also supports the firm’s Finance Group in various financial transactions through the evaluation of intellectual property portfolios used to secure loans and the preparation of security interests and releases.
Pro Bono and Community Involvement
Alaine has served as a volunteer attorney in the Truancy Intervention Project, which provides legal advocates to children in contentious family court cases. Through her involvement with the project, she serves as a mentor to students who have attendance problems. She is also a Hartford County Bar Association mentor. Alaine is president and founder of BEE the Best, Inc. (Backpacks for Excellence in Education), a non-profit organization that collects and donates backpacks and supplies for school children to the Truancy Intervention Project and other non-profit organizations.
Alaine is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Hartford, where she teaches a course on Intellectual Property, a class which covers trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and patents.