Mr Naresh Kilaru > Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
901 NEW YORK AVENUE, NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20001-4413
United States

Work Department

Intellectual Property

Career

Naresh Kilaru focuses his practice on trademark, unfair competition, copyright, trade secret, and right-of-publicity law. He counsels clients on brand protection and enforcement strategies in the United States and around the world.

Naresh has extensive experience in all aspects of trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition litigation, including cases involving computer source code, traditional trademarks, product packaging and product configuration trade dress, false advertising, counterfeiting, gray-market goods, and domain names. He is also involved in domestic and international trademark prosecution.

Languages

  • Hindi
  • Telugu
  • Urdu

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
    (chair, IP Transactions & Licensing Committee, Section on Intellectual Property Law, 2013-2017; vice chair, Trademark Litigation Committee, Section on Intellectual Property Law, 2012-2015)
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association
    (member, U.S. Trademark Law Committee, 2012-present)
  • International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)
  • Coalition Against Counterfeiting and Piracy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • U.S. Council for International Business
    (member, Intellectual Property Committee, 2008-present)
  • International Trademark Association
    (member, Young Practitioners Committee, 2014-2015)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
    (member, Section on Intellectual Property Law, 2002-present)
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • National South Asian Bar Association

 
 

Education

George Washington University Law School
J.D., 2002
Harvard University
B.A., Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, magna cum laude, 1999

 

 

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Intellectual property > Trademarks: litigation

(Next Generation Partners)

Naresh KilaruFinnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

Based in Washington DC, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP represents plaintiffs and defendants in high-stakes trademark litigation and matters relating to non-compete agreements in federal trial courts, courts of appeal, and various tribunals. Clients are often operating in industries including biotech and pharmaceuticals, consumer products, software, entertainment, sports, and telecoms. Key figures in the team include Douglas Rettew, widely considered one of the best trademark lawyers in the country; and Danny Awdeh, who has impressive experience in disputes at the TTAB and in high-stakes litigation, often with complex international components. Another name to note in this space is Mark Sommers, who handles a wide variety of contentious IP matters relating to trademarks, domain names, unfair competition, and cybersquatting. Also recommended is Naresh Kilaru, an expert in global brand protection, who plays a role in the firm’s domestic and international trademark highlights.

United States > Intellectual property > Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)

Highly regarded by clients and peers alike, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP is active in all areas of trademark law, with a standout record in trademark clearance and portfolio management;  infringement litigation and enforcement; and licensing deals and IP-driven corporate transactions. Clients are often operating in industries such as biotech and pharmaceuticals, consumer products, software, and sports. Practice leader Danny Awdeh in Washington DC is a key contact in the group, and is also a leading figure in the market. He is experienced in complex litigation, high-value transactions and strategic counseling. Douglas Rettew is recommended for right-of-publicity matters and trademark prosecution and licensing; Mark Sommers focuses on brand protection, unfair competition, and cybersquatting; and Naresh Kilaru has expertise in domestic and international trademark prosecution, as well as in other issues relating to global brand protection. Also recommended is Boston-based counsel Laura Johnson.