James A Dimitrijevs

Partner at Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Partner James A Dimitrijevs advises domestic and international clients on strategic management of intellectual property, including obtaining trademark and copyright registrations, and the licensing, acquisition and sale of IP assets. He also provides counsel and representation for disputes related to trade secrets, false advertising, trademarks and copyright. Mr Dimitrijevs oversees the worldwide trademark assets for major retailers, as well as consumer products and industrial manufacturing companies. His expertise includes prosecuting and enforcing all types of source identifiers. In addition, Mr Dimitrijevs protects the domain name rights of his clients through appropriate actions, works with customs offices to prevent products bearing infringing marks from being imported or exported, and manages due diligence investigations for mergers and acquisitions. His litigation experience includes trademark and false advertising matters in federal court.


Best Lawyers

  • “Lawyer of the Year” in Cleveland for Trademark Law (2021)
  • Trade Secrets Law, Trademark Law


  • All Ohio Annual Institute on Intellectual Property, planning committee co-chair
  • International Trademark Association, past committee member for multiple terms
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, trademark law past adjunct professor
  • Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association, past president

Court admissions

  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • US District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

Firm details

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
1001 Lakeside Avenue
Suite 990
Cleveland OH 44114
United States

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