Ian K Boyd

Partner at Sideman & Bancroft LLP

Ian K Boyd’s practice emphasises IP and commercial litigation involving trademarks, trade secrets, false advertising and unfair competition. He consistently advises clients on trademark and copyright clearance, prosecution, enforcement and licensing issues, as well as disputes before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and the World Intellectual Property Organisation.

Mr Boyd assists clients from Fortune 100 companies to start-ups with their IP and litigation needs in multiple sectors, including food and beverage, semiconductor, apparel, biotech, enterprise file sharing, book publishing, venture capital and big data. He has also counselled for hearings before a US Senate Subcommittee and served as outside general counsel to a multi-billion-dollar global beverage corporation.

Mr Boyd is a member of INTA and serves on its Brands and Innovation Committee. He previously served on the INTA Presidential Task Force at the request of INTA’s president. Mr Boyd is a past president of the San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association and has presented on intellectual property and litigation at numerous events, including the Product Liability Advisory Council Annual Meeting and INTA’s Leadership Meeting. Best Lawyers recognised him in 2021 Best Lawyers in America for Litigation – Intellectual Property.

Prior to joining Sideman, Mr Boyd was a partner at Harvey Siskind LLP and Siskind Boyd LLP.

Professional associations

  • INTA
  • San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association

Firm details

Sideman & Bancroft LLP
One Embarcadero Center
Twenty-Second Floor
San Francisco CA 94111
United States

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