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Covington & Burling LLP

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Neil Roman

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Covington & Burling LLP

Work Department

Partner

Position

Neil Roman has more than 30 years’ experience litigating a wide range of civil matters, including trademark, copyright, insurance coverage, and antitrust. Mr. Roman has litigated these matters for an equally wide variety of clients. He served for over a decade as lead national copyright litigation counsel for the National Football League and has since 2004 served as lead national trademark litigation counsel for the American Automobile Association (AAA). He also is involved with high profile matters for BP (Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill litigation) and Samsung (LCD panel antitrust litigation), and he recently tried a trademark infringement action against clothing manufacturer and retailer Quiksilver, winning a multi-million dollar verdict.

Career

Cable News Network, writer, Atlanta, Georgia (1981-1982). The Washington Star, writer, Washington, D.C. (1980-1981)

Education

Harvard Law School, J.D., 1985 (cum laude). Bowdoin College, A.B., 1980 (magna cum laude, The Bowdoin Orient Editor-in-Chief)


United States: Intellectual property

Trademarks: litigation

Within: Trademarks: litigation

Covington & Burling LLP’s practice handles a broad range of contentious trademark proceedings before the federal courts and the TTAB. Highlights included the defense of Expedia against a putative class action by several hotels, which claim that Expedia included them in its search without permission and inaccurately listed them as having no vacancies, constituting trademark infringement and false advertising. On the plaintiff side, the team acts for John Deere in pursuing trademark infringement and dilution claims against a company that is using the widely recognized Deere colors on its towed agricultural equipment. Simon Frankel in San Francisco as well as Neil Roman and of counsel Ronald Dove in Washington DC are recommended.

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