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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

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Douglas A. Rettew

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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

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Intellectual Property


Trademark and Copyright Group Leader


Douglas Rettew leads the firm's trademark and copyright group. He focuses his practice on trademark, false advertising, and unfair competition litigation and disputes. Mr. Rettew litigates cases involving a broad range of issues, including traditional trademarks, trade dress, design patents, false advertising, product disparagement, unfair competition, and domain names. Clients include Under Armour, Bridgestone, the NFL Players Association, Capital One, Subaru, the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), and PNC Bank. Mr. Rettew is involved in trademark and copyright prosecution and licensing.


• International Trademark Association (member, Publication Committee, 2014-2015) • American Intellectual Property Law Association • Federal Circuit Bar Association


George Washington University, National Law Center, J.D., 1995; University of Michigan, B.A., Political Science, 1992

United States: Intellectual property

Trademarks: litigation

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Douglas Rettew - Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

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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