Mr John Gary Maynard > Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
United States

Work Department

Retail, Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property and Technology Transactions, Trade Secrets Counseling and Litigation, Trademark – Non-Contentious, Trademark Proceedings, Outsourcing, Technology and Commercial Contracting, Advertising Litigation, Software Audits, Litigation


Partner and Co-Head of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group


John Gary is co-head of the firm’s intellectual property group.  His practice has a particular emphasis on brand protection; software audits and related litigation; online enforcement, including domain name counseling and litigation under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP); trade secret protection; licensing of intellectual property assets; and litigation under the Lanham Act and the Copyright Act. His development of holistic and client-specific trade secret protection programs and overall intellectual property protection programs, such as physical safeguards, premises controls, computer-use policies and document management procedures to name just a few, helped shape security for Fortune 200 companies. John Gary continues to offer regular counsel to clients on such proactive and reactive trade secret and intellectual property protection. He also developed, implemented and managed global trademark prosecution, maintenance and enforcement program for several Fortune 1000 companies, including major financial institutions, retailers, a major airline and a chemical company.

John Gary is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Fourth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals, the US District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia and the US District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.


Admitted to the District of Columbia, Florida and Virginia State Bars


  • JD, Stetson University College of Law, cum laude, 1994
  • BA, Davidson College, 1990

Lawyer Rankings

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

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP provides comprehensive brand services to major global clients, advising on the clearance, registration and enforcement of their trademark portfolios. The group is led in Washington DC by John Gary Maynard who develops enforcement programs for companies in aviation, retail, chemicals and financial services, Tyler Maddry and Michael Oakes. James Rosini at the New York office employs deep IP experience to assist on trademark and unfair competition matters. Stephen Demm in Richmond counsels clients in the energy sector.

United States > Intellectual property > Trademarks: litigation

Representing high-profile trademark plaintiffs and defendants across the US, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP brings bench strength and experience to  every stage of litigation, from injunctions and temporary restraining orders all the way up to appeals before the Supreme Court. The team is led in Washington DC by John Gary Maynard, an expert in high-level brand protection disputes, who also operates out of the Richmond, VA office, and tech sector specialists Tyler Maddry and Michael Oakes. DC-based special counsel Edward Colbert, who represented the Cleveland Guardians in a dispute stemming from their name change, is a go-to for clients involved in high-stakes infringement matters, along with Jeremy S. Boczko in New York.