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

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
1350 I STREET, N.W., SUITE 1100
United States

Work Department

Intellectual Property; Trademarks




Edward is co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology practice. He has over 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. Edward’s 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.


  • Arbitrator for the International Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne Switzerland and for the American Arbitration Association
  • Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America
  • Past Chairman of the Sports and Entertainment Industries Committee of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Division 
  • Member of the Intellectual Property section and the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association 
  • The INTA Panel of Distinguished Neutrals
  • The International Trademark Association
  • The Maryland State Bar Association Business Law Section


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

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Intellectual property > Copyright

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP has expertise in both copyright counseling and litigation, particularly within the gaming, publishing and entertainment industries. Leading the team are Houston-based Jeff Dodd and Edward Colbert in Washington DC. Dodd is particularly skilled in transactional matters, whereas Colbert works on litigation and licensing issues. Other key figures include the New York-based litigators Jonathan Reichman and James Rosini.

United States > Intellectual property > Trademarks: litigation

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP handles a broad range of contentious matters with a track record that spans district and federal courts in addition to the TTAB. Jeff Dodd operates from Houston and jointly heads the practice with New York-based Edward Colbert. Susan Smith in Washington DC is recommended, while James Rosini is another key name from the New York office.

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

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is adept in portfolio management, prosecutions and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) proceedings. Edward Colbert and Susan Smith are the key names in Washington DC, with Colbert chairing the practice alongside Houston-based Jeff Dodd. New York-based James Rosini is also recommended.