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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

901 NEW YORK AVENUE, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20001-4413, USA
Tel:
Work +1 202 408 4000
Web:
www.finnegan.com

Mark Sommers

Tel:
Work +1 202 408 4064
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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

Work Department

Intellectual Property

Career

Mark Sommers practices exclusively in the areas of trademarks, domain names, dilution, unfair competition, false advertising, cybersquatting, counterfeiting, and related areas of IP. He provides a full range of services in those areas, including U.S. federal court and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) litigation and appeals, strategic counseling, infringement and clearance opinions, portfolio management and prosecution, empirical research, intermediary liability, and damages.

Education

University of London, England, LL.M., 1983; Northern Illinois University College of Law, J.D., 1982; Ohio Wesleyan University, B.A., Economics, 1978


United States: Intellectual property

Trademarks: litigation

Within: Trademarks: litigation

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP is a highly regarded boutique with remarkable litigation expertise; it has been handling a large number of trademark disputes in a broad range of industries and has particular expertise in survey research. Recent highlights include the successful representation of PNC Bank in a dispute with mobile application developer Keith Alexander Ashe regarding the use of the ‘Spendology’ mark, and obtaining a preliminary injunction for LG against 18 companies that sold counterfeit LG TONE Bluetooth headsets. The team also handled several contentious matters for Under Armour, including a recent defense against a trademark infringement claim by Healthbox Global Partners regarding the client’s newly launched connected fitness product under the name ‘Healthbox’. Recommended experts include practice head Douglas Rettew as well as Mark Sommers, Danny Awdeh and Julia Anne Matheson, all of whom are based in Washington DC.

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