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Alt Legal Acquires Towergate Informatics’ §2(d) Citation Watch

January 26, 2022

Alt Legal, a leading provider of automated trademark docketing software to over 1,000 global organizations, today, announced its acquisition of Towergate Informatics’ §2(d) Citation Watch business.

With this acquisition, customers of Towergate’s §2(d) Citation Watch will transition to Alt Legal’s existing §2(d) Trademark Watch service currently used by over 700 organizations. Alt Legal will continue to provide reports of all confusingly similar trademarks cited in §2(d) office actions and additionally offer enhanced functionality, including a detailed daily report of citations specifically relevant to each user. What distinguishes Alt Legal’s §2(d) Trademark Watch from traditional trademark watch services is that it notifies users of potential infringement when the user’s mark is cited as confusingly similar to the applied-for mark, allowing users ample time to protect their rights. In contrast, traditional watch services notify users of potential infringement when the applied-for mark is published for opposition, leaving users little time to develop an opposition strategy.

Alt Legal CEO Nehal Madhani said, “Alt Legal’s mission has always been to make the lives of trademark professionals easier. We’re thrilled to partner with an early innovator that also prides itself on servicing the IP community and look forward to providing Alt Legal’s §2(d) Trademark Watch to Towergate’s customers. We are confident that Towergate’s customers will be pleased with the additional value provided by our §2(d) Trademark Watch and our hands-on approach to ensuring customer success.”

Tev Kofsky, Towergate’s President, added, “We’re excited to transition our §2(d) Citation Watch law firm customers to Alt Legal’s §2(d) Trademark Watch service. With this seamless transition, our customers will benefit from additional functionality provided by Alt Legal, whom we are well aligned with as a customer-centric and innovation-focused company”.

About Alt Legal

Alt Legal is a distinctively different kind of IP docketing solution that focuses on making trademark professionals’ lives easier. The platform goes beyond what IP professionals expect from legacy docketing systems, driving automation across all phases of the trademark lifecycle.  Alt Legal has direct connections to the USPTO and CIPO and integrates other data to provide global trademark docketing coverage. Thousands of IP professionals benefit from our one-click reporting, smart email templates, personalized email reports, calendar sync, TEAS integration, §2(d) Trademark Watch, and collaboration tools. Best of all, our software is supported by our hands-on team of professionals who have years of industry expertise. For more information, please visit

About Towergate Informatics
Founded in 2010 and based in Montreal, Canada, Towergate Informatics has pioneered several highly regarded watch services for the IP community, including the §2(d) Citation Watch service that informs users of trademark applications that the USPTO has found confusingly similar to existing registrations. Towergate continues to provide Intellectual property monitoring, reporting and data feed services to law firms and organizations. For more information, please visit

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