Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

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An Am Law 100 firm with an incredibly robust IP practice encompassing all facets of trademark protection, management and enforcement, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie is a popular pick among brand-rich companies. A key member of its 40-strong group is Michael McCue, who anchors the group in Las Vegas. Incredibly effective in a lead outside IP counsel role and as a litigator, McCue delivers insightful advice and great results for the likes of MGM Resorts International, whose MGM, BELLAGIO and ARIA marks he safeguards globally; and Visa, which he recently represented in a $600 million lawsuit involving use of the VISA BLACK CARD mark.

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At Lewis Roca Rothgerber, trademarks aren’t a secondary IP focus to patents, but rather a core area of specialisation. Passionate about brands, the team – comprising 40-plus attorneys – manages thousands of trademarks across the world, while scoring swift and decisive victories in a high volume of trademark litigations. At the forefront of this thriving practice are Jennifer Van Kirk and Anne Aikman-Scalese, both of whom garner glowing notices. Few have Van Kirk’s exceptional facility for global brand protection; attentive to the needs of clients and in tune with market developments, she deploys deep industry insight to strengthen portfolios and enforce them robustly when necessary. “Jennifer provides an exemplary service and representation, being a responsive, thorough and accurate lawyer. When there are time-sensitive matters to be dealt with, she can be counted on.” Aikman-Scalese “possesses broad knowledge of trademark law and has a remarkable ability to quickly catch the essence of each case. She handles multi-jurisdictional conflicts very successfully and is an available, dedicated, creative lawyer and a true winner”.

Firm Profile

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie is a premier US-based law firm, serving clients from around the world in complex litigation, intellectual property, business transactions, labour and employment, regulatory counselling and government relations. With over 225 lawyers, we are large enough to handle virtually any matter, no matter how sophisticated, but small enough to preserve our culture of legal excellence and exceptional client service. Our firm is built on a rich history of difficult cases won by distinguished lawyers. For decades, we have been at the forefront of legal change in intellectual property, business regulations, land use, technology and civil rights. Our prominent alumni include presidential advisers, federal appellate judges and renowned legal scholars. Although we embrace and celebrate our history, we continue to redefine ourselves each day by the strength of our client relationships and service. We pride ourselves on our ability to win for our clients while serving their highest goals and needs.

Lewis Roca’s IP practice comprises a talented group of lawyers ready to handle every aspect of our clients’ IP needs. Our lawyers are leading specialists in a variety of technical areas and represent some of the world’s most recognisable brands. With more than 80 dedicated IP lawyers, our IP practice represents clients large and small from around the world.

Our IP practice is adept at handling the unique needs of clients ranging from start-up ventures to Fortune 100 companies. We successfully and cost-effectively guide our clients through complex IP issues, enabling them to obtain and preserve their competitive advantage. We offer a full suite of IP services, including:

  • patent litigation and arbitration;
  • International Trade Commission Section 337 investigations;
  • PTAB and TTAB proceedings;
  • global IP portfolio management;
  • patent prosecution;
  • international patent protection;
  • patent opinions and evaluations;
  • design patents;
  • plant variety protection;
  • licensing and transactions;
  • trade secrets and unfair competition;
  • trademark and copyright litigation;
  • trademark clearance, counselling and prosecution;
  • trade dress;
  • copyright counselling and licensing;
  • anti-counterfeiting and seizure; and
  • data privacy and cybersecurity.

The firm protects the IP assets of some of the most recognisable brands in the world, including major electronics and computer manufacturers, leading pharmaceutical companies and well-known athletic and consumer brands.

Trademark services

Lewis Roca is also widely known for its trademark practice, which is larger than that of many AmLaw 100 firms. We are the primary outside trademark counsel for numerous Fortune 500 companies, including major financial brands, athletic companies, consumer electronics powerhouses and pharmaceutical manufacturers. Trademark Insider consistently ranks Lewis Roca among the top firms in the United States in trademark filings. Martindale has consistently ranked Lewis Roca in the top 10 in the United States for volume of trademark litigation handled. Our trademark practice specialises in advising clients on international trademark matters and managing and enforcing rights in domestic and international trademarks. We currently manage more than 16,000 marks in approximately 180 jurisdictions worldwide.

Copyright and licensing services

Lewis Roca offers clients a full range of copyright services. We have worked with individuals, organisations and companies in the United States and throughout the world to develop and protect copyright here and abroad. Our lawyers provide clients strategic counselling, registration and opinions related to copyrighted works. We assist clients in securing rights in and clearing use of copyrightable and copyrighted works. We routinely represent clients in response to copyright compliance demands from the Software Business Alliance, Recording Industry Association of America, Motion Picture Association of America and other copyright compliance organisations.

Patent services

With a core concentration on patent rights, we assist clients across various scientific disciplines, including electronics and computer hardware, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, clean tech, fintech, biotechnology, chemicals and materials science, software, e-commerce, aerospace, aeronautics and defence. Our team has decades of experience working with patent examiners at the USPTO. We have the experience to assist clients through every phase of patent strategy, prosecution, protection, opposition, enforcement and litigation, in every leading forum in the United States.

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