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
Silver - Individuals: enforcement and litigation
The strength of Dickinson Wright’s trademark practice consists of its group’s easy collaboration across its 10 offices, bringing a collective breadth and depth of experience to every matter. From portfolio management to licensing and litigation, it handles all facets of the brand management experience. For contentious matters, patrons can rely on experienced hand Jonathan Redway and rising star Melissa Alcantara. Alongside trademark and copyright practice group co-chair Nicole Meyer, Redway has fought recent battles on behalf of Norwegian Cruise Line Corporation and film production company Kingdom Story Company. Alcantara joins Redway and Meyer on this matter, as well as TTAB oppositions on behalf of Del Monte-owned Mann Packing Co. Meyer’s extensive and sophisticated portfolio practice has won her significant praise. “Nicole has a deep knowledge of our industry and a great rapport with our in-house legal staff. She provides excellent, extremely practical and on-point advice. Her responses are always timely, pragmatic and commercially oriented, with a keen eye on costs. I have always found Nicole easy to deal with, very knowledgeable, very responsive, personable and above all practical and appreciative of the client’s commercial objective. I strongly recommend Nicole and the team at Dickinson Wright.”
Jon Redway has extensive legal experience in procuring, enforcing and challenging registered and common law trademarks and trade dress, as well as other intellectual property rights, including patents, copyrights and trade secrets.
Mr Redway is a principal in a 475+ attorney law firm. Over 100 intellectual property attorneys support his practice. The firm has recently expanded into virtually every science and art across 19 different offices located throughout United States and Canada. Mr Redway is located in Washington, DC.
Mr Redway focuses in particular on contested proceedings before all federal district courts, the International Trade Commission and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Mr Redway has special expertise in the seizure of counterfeit goods.
Mr Redway’s litigation trademark client representations have included Anheuser-Bush, AT&T Mobility, Carhartt, Calyx Software, Cvent, Cotton (owner of the seal of Cotton), Federal-Mogul, Fresh Del Monte, John Deere, Norwegian Cruise Line and Urban Outfitters, Inc.
Mr Redway is widely recognised for his experience and was listed as a one of the Washington DC Super Lawyers for intellectual property litigation in 2014–2019.
Mr Redway frequently writes and presents on intellectual property topics and serves on the faculty for various intellectual property programmes sponsored by the Practicing Law Institute and Advanced Patent Law Institute, as well as other industry organisations. Mr Redway is a member of the INTA anti-counterfeiting subcommittee.
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a growing, full-service law firm of experienced, creative, diverse and dedicated legal professionals. We have more than 475 attorneys in 19 offices across more than 40 practice areas. Our IP group is one of the firm's largest and most robust practice groups, comprising more than 100 lawyers, with 20+ dedicated exclusively to trademark law.
Our trademark group counsels clients in all aspects of trademark law, striving to provide cutting-edge and cost-effective legal advice with excellent results. From clearing new marks to resolving disputes worldwide, we help clients secure, optimise and protect their trademarks and domain names across the globe. Our trademark lawyers have been recognised in Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers.
The Dickinson Wright team handles every type of trademark issue, from managing global trademark portfolios to helping companies develop, enhance and enforce their rights. We routinely guide clients through all aspects of trademark protection and risk management, negotiating and structuring acquisitions, licences and transfers of marks. We counsel clients in trademark clearance, registration and enforcement strategies to protect their intellectual property in the United States and around the world.
We routinely advise on the full range of infringement and unfair competition matters, including piracy, anti-counterfeiting cybersquatting, false advertising and deceptive trade practices, as well as strategies for maximising the value of intellectual property through licensing and other creative arrangements.
We represent firms ranging from Fortune 100 companies to small and emerging businesses. Our clients own some of the most notable and valuable trademarks in history and come from a myriad of industries, including high-tech, automotive, broadcasting, chemicals, consumer electronics, retail, food and beverage, e-commerce, entertainment, hospitality, gaming, healthcare, real estate and development, pharmaceuticals and publishing.
In addition to our domestic practice, our team has an extensive background in foreign and multi-jurisdictional trademark policing, protection and enforcement efforts. We have represented some of the largest companies in the world, as well as start-ups, artists and other rights holders in the international arena, where local laws can be challenging, and piracy and trademark counterfeiting are a constant threat. Our lawyers are proficient at working with foreign trademark counsel in creative and meaningful ways to provide worldwide trademark protection and fight unfair competition.
Dickinson Wright trademark litigators are highly skilled in representing clients in connection with lawsuits involving trademarks, including product design and trade dress claims. Our lawyers are experienced at preventing the import, sale and distribution of both counterfeit products (through both civil and criminal proceedings) and grey market goods in the United States and internationally. Our team members are highly adept at obtaining emergency seizure orders, as well as temporary and permanent injunctive relief. Our team has extensive experience litigating cases involving the infringement of IP rights over the Internet, successfully shutting down websites containing infringing material and securing the transfer of infringing domain names.
Dickinson Wright litigates complex cases before the TTAB and regularly represents clients before the International Trade Commission, courts and arbitral bodies at all levels throughout the United States.
Recent highlights for the firm include:
- shutting down six different Chinese manufacturers/suppliers promoting and selling infringing automotive goods at a major international trade show by obtaining a seizure and temporary restraining order within 24 hours of their set-up;
- defending a client against allegations of violations of the Indian Arts and Crafts Act brought by the Navajo Nation;
- resolving an international dispute by shutting down a trademark infringer in the high-tech space at a US trade show through a temporary restraining order 48 hours after set-up;
- successfully defending a small business owner's registration against a highly contentious attack at the TTAB by a world-famous athlete; and
- shutting down a trademark infringer offering a fraudulent cryptocurrency within an hour of the currency being launched, by way of a temporary restraining order.