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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

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B. Brett Heavner

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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

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Intellectual Property


Brett Heavner's practice includes all aspects of trademark and unfair competition law, with a particular emphasis on trademark infringement, counterfeiting, and false advertising litigation. His clients include pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, banking and financial services institutions, major trade associations, food product companies, and petroleum exploration and refining companies. Mr. Heavner also handles intellectual property issues, including protecting certification marks, for safety and quality testing organizations.


• International Trademark Association (Brand Name Education Foundation Committee, 1997-1998) • AIPLA (Planning Committee, Spring 2009 Meeting; Nominating Committee 2008; chairman, Trademark Treaties and International Law Committee 2007-2009; chairman, Trademark Litigation Committee, 2003-2004)


Duke University School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1992; Duke University School of Law, LL.M., International Law, 1992; St. John's College, B.A., Liberal Arts, 1989

United States: Intellectual property

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

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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