Angela Dunning

WTR Research

The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise

Bronze - Individuals: enforcement and litigation

Those requiring trademark services in the US and Europe choose wisely when they enlist Cooley; it has deep experience in both markets and sophisticated and collaborative teams of lawyers who sew up brand protection and turn up the heat on infringers. The firm is more conscientious than others when it comes to translating prosecution learnings into litigation success – and vice versa – which makes for a well-rounded and mature service. Playing a central role in an international group that advises more than 1,000 clients, manages more than 24,000 trademarks globally and litigates extensively, Cooley’s lawyers on the West Coast form a constellation of stars. Gold-ranked litigator Bobby Ghajar “knows trademark law at the deepest level and appreciates how civil procedure and evidence can play equally important roles in complex litigation. He is a great writer and strategist and a zealous advocate who thinks quickly on his feet and is never afraid to take a well-considered and aggressive position in court or with an adversary. He understands his clients’ end game and every decision he makes drives towards that result.” Examples of his recent work include filing a trademark lawsuit on behalf of Olive AI, an AI start-up, against Alpha Health seeking to prevent it using the trademark ALPHA HEALTH; in response, the defendant filed genericness and fraud cancellation claims, which were dismissed, ultimately leading to a resolution to the dispute in May 2021 whereby Alpha Health changed its name. He also successfully represented fintech company Plaid in several trademark infringement and false advertising actions. With him on these matters, Angela Dunning, whose narrative gifts are key to success in court. John Paul Oleksiuk also thrives in the cut and thrust of litigation and, like Ghajar, is in his element as a counsellor, too. “JP is an incredibly talented trademark attorney with exceptional judgement who gives easy-to-digest, practical advice. He communicates in plain English, which helps him clear up messy trademark situations.” On the prosecution and strategy side, he advises diverse patrons including trendy coffee brands, real estate companies, e-learning providers, rising stars in the cosmetics an apparel retail industries, and many more. In litigation, he recently resolved a trademark dispute between client 23andMe and Ancestry.com. Anne Peck dedicates herself to brand selection and protection and is an experienced attorney who brings tremendous value to leading technology and life sciences companies, such as Gilead Sciences, which she supports on wide-ranging trademark issues.

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