Mr Edward Colbert > Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
United States

Work Department

Advertising Compliance and Counseling, Advertising Litigation, Corporate Governance and Board Advisory, Arbitration and Mediation, Issues and Appeals, Retail and Consumer Products Litigation, Class Action, Multidistrict Litigation, International Arbitration and Transnational Litigation, Rocket Docket Practice (US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia), Mergers and Acquisitions, North America, Intellectual Property, Copyright Counseling and Litigation, Intellectual Property and Technology Transactions, Patent Litigation, Trade Secrets Counseling and Litigation, Trademark – Non-Contentious, Trademark Proceedings, Litigation


Special Counsel


Mr. Colbert has significant experience in domestic and international intellectual property licensing and acquisitions, and manages the trademark portfolios of leading retailers, companies and organizations worldwide

Mr. Colbert has more than 30 years of experience handling litigation, licensing and other adversarial proceedings concerning all aspects of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks and copyrights, false advertising, unfair competition and trade secrets. His comfort and skill in the courtroom have enabled him to successfully represent banks and financial services companies, electronic/Internet commerce providers and entertainment companies, as well as manufacturers of medical devices and products, basic chemicals, petroleum products, and general consumer merchandise supply companies, including those in the apparel, food and beverage businesses.

Mr. Colbert regularly presents articles, programs and speeches about a wide variety of topics, including trademark dilution, cybersquatting, extension of copyrights in collective works, copyright parodies, the use of surveys in consumer cases, trademark registration rights under foreign conventions, concerted refusals to deal, and market definitions in a variety of markets including general retail and entertainment industries.


Admitted to the District of Columbia, New York and Maryland State Bars


  • JD, University of Maryland School of Law, with honorsMaryland Law Review, 1972
  • AB, University of Maryland, 1970

Lawyer Rankings

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.