Brand Activation Legal Committee: August 2021

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For the August meeting, Finnegan will provide updates on recent (1) NAD and NARB decisions; (2) class action and Lanham Act trends; and (3) recent FTC enforcement. The presenters are Anna Naydonov, Patrick Rodgers, and Jessica Hannah. 

Anna Naydonov, Partner. Naydonov’s practice focuses on trademark and false advertising litigation. She routinely litigates high-stakes cases for some of the world’s most renowned brands before federal trial and appellate courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Anna has worked on winning appellate briefs, requests for injunctive relief, class certification briefs, and she has represented clients in jury and TTAB trials.

Strategic portfolio management and enforcement counseling is an important part of Anna’s practice. She serves key roles in managing extensive trademark enforcement portfolios for well-known brands, including in the apparel and food/beverage industries. Anna was selected as a DC Rising Star by the National Law Journal and as a Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) Rising Star and a Legal Media Group America’s Rising Stars award winner for copyright and trademark work. She has consistently been recognized as a Rising Star by Legal Media Group and as one of DCA Lives Rising Stars of Law: 40 Under 40.

Patrick Rodgers, Associate. Patrick Rodgers focuses on trademark litigation, prosecution, portfolio management, and client counseling related to a broad range of industries, including sports and fitness, apparel, food and beverage, aerospace, and consumer goods.

Patrick’s practice includes trademark prosecution, litigation, and false advertising. He handles opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board (TTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He also advises clients as to the selection, maintenance, registration, enforcement, and portfolio management of trademarks in the United States and abroad. Patrick is involved in cases before the federal trial courts and the TTAB.

Jessica Hannah, Associate. Hannah focuses on trademark litigation and prosecution, client counseling, and portfolio management related to a broad range of industries, including consumer goods, food and beverage, media, and sports and fitness.

Jessica’s practice includes trademark prosecution, trademark litigation, and false advertising. She assists with counseling clients on the selection, registration, maintenance, portfolio management, and enforcement of trademarks in the United States and abroad. Jessica is involved in cases before the federal trial courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).