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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

Danny M. Awdeh

Tel:
Work +1 202 408 4353
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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

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Intellectual Property

Career

Recognized as one of the top attorneys in Washington, DC with “a gift for tactical thinking,” Danny Awdeh receives praise in World Trademark Review WTR 1000 for his commercially oriented approach towards client counseling and litigation for his work with “industry-leading, brand-rich entities.” He has achieved high-profile victories for clients across the globe.

Member

  • Intellectual Property Owners Association 
    (co-vice chair, Trademark Law & Practice (International) Committee, 2010-2012)
  • District of Columbia Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section 
    (chair, Trademark Committee, 2009-2012)
  • Wake Forest Intellectual Property Journal 
    (Advisory Board)
  • American Inns of Court
  • International Trademark Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Bar Association 
    (Section on Intellectual Property Law)

Education

Emory University School of Law
J.D., 2003
Rhodes College
B.A., Economics, cum laude, 2000
London School of Economics, Executive Management Program
International Business Strategy, 1997


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

Within: Next generation lawyers

Danny Awdeh - Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

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

Noted for delivering the ‘highest levels of expertise’ in trademark and copyright law, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP’s practice handles registration and advises on portfolio management matters for high-profile domestic and international clients. Douglas Rettew led advice to TD Bank in a broad range of domestic portfolio management issues, including filing, prosecution, investigations and clearances. Brett Heavner assisted Xiaomi with prosecution and global brand enforcement matters, including trademark registrations. The group includes managing partner Mark Sweet, chair James Monroe, Christopher Foley and Danny Awdeh. All partners are based in Washington DC. Capital One, Patagonia and Varsity Brands are among its clients.

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