Trademark Litigation

Leadership

Chair: Lauren Katzenellenbogen, Knobbe Martens, Irvine, CA

Vice Chair: Wendi Sloane, Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP, Chicago, IL

Board Liaison: Ted Davis, Kilpatrick Townsend, Atlanta, GA

The Trademark Litigation Committee considers the statutes, rules, regulations, and decisional law relating to or arising from litigation in federal and state courts in the United States that involves trademarks, trade names, or unfair competition affecting trade identity, as well as statutes, rules, regulations, and decisional law relating to or arising from such litigation in fora outside the U.S. that may affect U.S. companies, and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors in regard thereto. The Trademark Litigation Committee also provides tools to trademark litigators.

Key Initiatives

  • The Trademark Litigation Committee is dedicated to education, outreach, member service, and advocacy.
  • The Committee strives to provide helpful tools and reports to educate AIPLA members and the public regarding judicial and administrative decisions relating to the litigation of trademark, trade dress, trade name, domain name, and unfair competition disputes, as well as changes to statutes, rules, and regulations.
  • The Committee coordinates its activities with the Trademark Law Committee. 
  • The Committee is particularly active in identifying and reporting on important trademark decisions; creating resources for members, such as an on-line circuit-by-circuit reference of decisional law and standards; and making recommendations to the Amicus Committee regarding the cases in which the organization should become involved and the positions it should take.

How You Can Participate

Participation is open to all AIPLA members. Become an AIPLA member and login in and join the committee in your profile. Once you join, please visit the Online Community and begin engaging with your peers.