John C Nishi

Member at Dickinson Wright

John C Nishi assists clients with domestic and foreign trademark matters, including trademark prosecution, portfolio management, transactional matters, disputes and availability counselling. His clients include one of the world's leading online service providers, computing and technology companies, as well as one of the world's largest retailers. He has expertise in trademark licensing, copyrights and publicity rights; as well as counselling on IP aspects of transactions. He has developed an innovative brand ownership and licensing structure for a leading global consumer electronics company and directed the worldwide trademark clearance and filing programme for a $100 million brand launch. He negotiated trademark aspects of a $117.5 million purchase from bankruptcy of the assets of an internationally known athletic shoe company and supervised the acquisition by a leading toy company of a portfolio of classic computer game trademarks. Mr Nishi is active in INTA, has served on numerous INTA committees, and is past chairperson of INTA's Emerging Issues Committee. He is ranked as a "Leader in his Field" by Chambers USA for Intellectual Property.

Mr Nishi received a BA in philosophy from Yale University, a Masters in music in clarinet performance from the University of Southern California, and a JD from the University of Chicago.

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  • INTA

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Dickinson Wright
350 South Main Street
Suite 300
Ann Arbor MI 48104
United States

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