Janet F Satterthwaite

Chair, Trademark Practice at Potomac Law Group PLLC

Janet F Satterthwaite is chair of the stellar trademark team at the Potomac Law Group. An internationally recognised trademark strategist “as versatile as trademark lawyers come”, she advises on both contentious and non-contentious matters. She provides one-stop guidance on worldwide trademark counselling, prosecution and portfolio management, licensing, enforcement/litigation and cyberspace problems for brands across a variety of industries, with a particular affinity for brand protection in Europe.

A respected adversary, Ms Satterthwaite leads many trademark, domain name, copyright and false advertising lawsuits in federal courts, often in New York, Virginia and Maryland, as well as numerous other US federal district and appellate courts and foreign jurisdictions, often resulting in preliminary and permanent injunctions for clients. She has also been lead counsel in well over 100 inter partes cases before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

The Potomac Law Group ‘New Law’ model of excellent, highly experienced lawyers with low overhead supports a practice from enforcing famous global brands to crucial guidance for start-ups and has helped her recruit a superstar trademark team to the firm.

Before joining the Potomac Law Group in 2015, Ms Satterthwaite was a partner at Venable LLP for almost 20 years.

Professional associations

  • INTA
  • MARQUES

Sample client list

  • A $10 billion hedge fund
  • Carlsberg Group
  • Designer Protein
  • Erickson Living
  • General Cigar Company
  • Harris Tweed Authority
  • Hunter Boot Limited

Firm details

Potomac Law Group PLLC
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 700
Washington DC 20004
United States

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