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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

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Julia Anne Matheson

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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

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Intellectual Property


Julia Anne Matheson focuses her practice on trademark, unfair competition, and Internet-related issues including strategic international portfolio management, counseling and clearance, opposition and cancellation proceedings, licensing, due diligence, domain name disputes, and litigation and enforcement matters. She has practiced in this area for more than 25 years, and has worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies and multi-national organizations throughout the world.


• INTA (member, Programs Committee, 2014-2015) • ABA • MARQUES


Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 1990; Johns Hopkins University, B.A., Humanities, 1988

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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Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)

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Julia Anne Matheson - Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

Within: Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)

Specialist firm Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP has remarkable expertise in managing large domestic and international trademark portfolios as well as prosecution work. For example, the team assisted new client Illumina with a comprehensive inventory of its trademark holdings around the world, has been handling its international trademark portfolio, and provided assistance for the launch of the new ‘Basespace’ product. Another new client is Charming Charlie, for which it handles its international trademark portfolio and assists with expanding into new markets. Longstanding clients of the firm include Bridgestone Firestone, Caterpillar, Fuente Cigar, Head USA, Starbucks and Subaru. On the transactional side of the practice, the team provided trademark due diligence to XO Communications regarding its acquisition by Verizon. Recommended lawyers include Julia Anne Matheson and Brett Heavner, in Washington DC, and Christopher Foley in Reston, while the practice also has resources in Boston and Atlanta.

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