United States: DC Metro Area United States: National James L Bikoff

Partner - Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP

James L Bikoff’s practice focuses on formulating and implementing worldwide trademark and copyright protection and enforcement programmes for clients in the consumer and industrial product sectors, as well as non-profits and service providers such as banks and insurers. He also engages in internet and domain name counselling and enforcement actions. Mr Bikoff has been active for over 30 years in directing worldwide trademark and copyright protection, litigation and anti-counterfeiting enforcement. More recently, Mr Bikoff has been active in internet and domain name litigation. His clients have included the International Olympic Committee, the US Olympic Committee, Major League Soccer, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, the American Red Cross and the National Grange. He was in charge of enforcement for the 1994 World Cup Games, the 1996 Olympic Games and the 1999 and 2003 Women’s World Cup Games. Mr Bikoff also counsels a growing number of wineries and restaurants on trademark and copyright issues.

Mr Bikoff was lead counsel in a landmark anti-cybersquatting action for the National Collegiate Athletic Association – involving the first freeze of assets against an offshore internet gambling website – and was lead counsel in a case involving the largest number of domain names ever joined as defendants: International Olympic Committee v 2000Olympic.com, Civ No 00-1018-A (EDVa 2000). Mr Bikoff has achieved a string of victories in Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy proceedings on behalf of the American Red Cross, the International Olympic Committee and other clients.

Mr Bikoff frequently writes and speaks on IP protection and enforcement in the United States and abroad and has testified before Congress in support of IP legislation. He was actively involved in the enactment of the Trademark Counterfeiting Act and the Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act. He graduated cum laude from the University of Cincinnati and received his LLB from Columbia University School of Law and his LLM in trade regulation from the New York University School of Law.

He is chair of the American Bar Association Trademark Litigation Committee and a member of the Anti-counterfeiting Committee of the European Communities Trademark Association.

Professional associations

  • ABA
  • ECTA
  • INTA

Sample client list

  • Citizens Bank
  • Heroes Inc
  • International Olympic Committee
  • National Grange
  • Special Olympics
  • Tristar Insurance Group Inc

Firm details

Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
1055 Thomas Jefferson Street Northwest
Suite 400
Washington DC 20007
United States

Contact details

E: jbikoff@sgrlaw.com
T: +1 202 263 4341
F: +1 202 263 4329
W: www.sgrlaw.com

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