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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

901 NEW YORK AVENUE, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20001-4413, USA
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Work +1 202 408 4000
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Web:
www.finnegan.com

Danny M. Awdeh

Tel:
Work +1 202 408 4353
Email:
Web:
www.finnegan.com/en/professionals/danny-m-awdeh.html
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

Work Department

Intellectual Property

Position

Trademark and Copyright Group Leader

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

The ‘knowledgeable and experienced’ lawyers at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP are ‘deeply engaged IP experts’ who ‘think ahead of the curve’. In a recent highlight, the team represented Under Armour in a lawsuit brought by Michael Calmese, who alleged that motivational phrases on the client’s products infringed upon his 'PROVE IT!' trademark. Douglas (Chip) Rettew and Virginia Carron also notably assisted Nestlé in a trademark infringement, unfair competition and dilution lawsuit against Gigi Anthony related to the similarities between the client’s 'HOT POCKETS' and 'LEAN POCKETS' trademarks and the defendant’s 'PIZZA POCKET' and 'PIZZA POCKETS' marks. Practice head Danny Awdeh is ‘an expert in the field’ and is noted as ‘the best’ and ‘most efficient attorney’. His team also includes the ‘outstandingMark Sommers, who ‘really understands the strategic importance of IP’. Partners operate from Washington DC except for Christopher Foley who is Reston based.

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

Within: Leading lawyers

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

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

Clients value Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP for its ‘forward-looking strategic decisions’ and ‘broad and deep legal expertise’. Danny Awdeh, hailed for his ‘tremendous legal expertise and impeccable judgment’, leads the practice, which undertakes the full spectrum of non-contentious matters. Awdeh recently assisted InterContinental Hotel with the expansion of its brand portfolio through the launch of AVID and VOCO and alongside Douglas (Chip) Rettew acted for Varsity Brands regarding the IP considerations of its $2.5bn purchase by Bain Capital. Mark Sommers is an ‘exceptionally good attorney' and is lead counsel to Petco, routinely filing and prosecuting trademark applications domestically and internationally for the client. Boston-based associate Laura Johnson is recommended. Named partners are based in Washington DC.

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