Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP is one of the world’s largest firms focusing on IP law. With offices in the United States, Asia and Europe, Finnegan practises all aspects of trademark, copyright, and patent law, including counselling, prosecution, licensing and litigation. Finnegan also represents clients in IP issues relating to advertising, trade secrets, European patents and trademarks, international trade, portfolio management, the Internet, e-commerce, government contracts, antitrust and unfair competition.

Finnegan offers full-service IP legal and technical experience in virtually every industry and technology, including consumer products, sports and fitness, textiles, food and beverages, automotive, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, chemicals, electronics, semiconductors, computers and software, industrial manufacturing, medical devices, clean energy and renewables, robotics, artificial intelligence, media, and three-dimensional printing. With Finnegan’s practice centred on intellectual property, the firm is able to create economies of scale and focus all resources on providing the best tools, practices and procedures for clients’ IP matters.

Surveys conducted by legal and business publications rank Finnegan as one of the leading IP law practices in the world. The firm is consistently ranked in the United States for contentious and prosecution trademark and patent work by publications including Managing Intellectual Property and Legal 500, which has ranked Finnegan as a top-tier firm in nearly every significant IP category for the past 10 years. The publications cite the firm’s winning record, technical expertise and deep bench of talent in all aspects of IP litigation, including trials, appeals and proceedings before the US Patent and Trademark Office and US International Trade Commission investigations.

Trademark experience

Finnegan’s trademark practice is renowned for its experience, sophistication, creativity and depth. The firm has substantial experience representing famous and well-known companies, including some of the world’s most valuable brands. Trademark clients include start-ups, small and medium-sized companies, as well as Fortune 100 companies. The range of industries represented includes sports and fitness, food and beverages, consumer products, mechanical, manufacturing, clean energy and renewables, entertainment, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, financial services, publishing, the Internet, software, computers and telecommunications, and automotive.

Finnegan’s extensive experience with virtually every type of business, product and service, and every facet of IP protection helps its attorneys to advise clients on the best path to protect, advocate and leverage valuable IP assets.

The firm’s trademark practice is comprehensive and follows the life of a mark from selection, clearance, prosecution and maintenance to portfolio management, trademark audits, licensing, watch disputes and litigation. Finnegan’s experience in preparing trademark opinions and in the filing, prosecution and maintenance of both US and international trademark applications and registrations is clearly demonstrated by the number of trademark matters handled.

The firm:

  • has been responsible for nearly 25,000 trademark applications and registrations (US and international) in the past 10 years;
  • regularly manages large global trademark portfolios, including portfolios totalling more than 10,000 registrations or applications in over 200 countries;
  • has filed or defended over 100 US trademark civil litigations and 400 US trademark oppositions and cancellations in the past five years; and
  • handles hundreds of domain name disputes each year and has filed or defended more than 500 complaints under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers for more than 100 different clients.

Areas of focus

  • Trademark litigation
  • Trademark counselling and prosecution
  • Advertising
  • Trademark Trial and Appeal Board litigation
  • Copyright
  • Counterfeiting and grey-market goods
  • Domain name litigation and UDRP proceedings
  • EU, UK and international trademarks

Contact details

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
901 New York Avenue NW
Washington DC 20001
United States

Professional contacts

Other offices

  • Atlanta
  • Boston
  • London
  • Palo Alto
  • Reston
  • Seoul
  • Shanghai
  • Taipei
  • Tokyo

Sample client list

  • Bridgestone
  • Capital One
  • Caterpillar
  • Head
  • IBM
  • IHG
  • LG
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Marriott
  • Nestlé
  • Patagonia
  • Petco
  • Subaru
  • Under Armour
  • Varsity