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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

901 NEW YORK AVENUE, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20001-4413, USA
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www.finnegan.com

Mark Sommers

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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

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Intellectual Property

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Mark Sommers practices exclusively in the areas of trademarks, domain names, dilution, unfair competition, false advertising, cybersquatting, counterfeiting, and related areas of IP.  Mark 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’s ‘excellent’ practice has strong experience acting for clients in litigation brought before federal and state courts, as well as the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). Mark Sommers successfully represented LG in obtaining $168m in damages in a counterfeiting case brought against a number of companies. Practice co-head Douglas Rettew and Danny Awdeh led advice to Bridgestone in a suit brought against a number of companies regarding the client’s ‘Firestone’ mark. The firm also assisted Universal Audio with proceedings brought against Earbyte regarding the company’s unauthorized use of the client’s marks. Mark Sweet and James Monroe also lead the practice, which is based in Washington DC.

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