Bassam (Sam) Ibrahim devotes his practice to trademark, copyright, unfair competition and advertising issues with a focus on global strategy, counseling, disputes, litigation and licensing. For more than 25 years, he has managed and directed a team for some of the world’s most respected brands. Sam is co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property section and chair of the Trademark Group.
Sam works closely with clients as a collaborative team focused on achieving a common goal. He manages and directs trademark and copyright enforcements, online and social media take-down actions, foreign anti-counterfeiting actions, domain name arbitration proceedings, large global trademark portfolios, licensing and due diligence. He has obtained injunctive relief against client competitors in trademark infringement litigation.
Sam also focuses his practice on counseling domestic and international clients in all aspects of trademark law, including the entire process of selecting and securing domestic and international trademarks.
He has extensive experience in inter partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and has represented clients in federal court and International Trade Commission litigation on complex trademark matters and unfair competition issues.
Sam is consistently recognized as one of the country’s top trademark lawyers by both in-house counsel and his peers, and in various publications, including Managing Intellectual Property Today, which has honored Sam with IP Star recognition since 2013. Also recognized for his overall intellectual property practice, Sam was included in Virginia Business magazine’s “The Legal Elite” on numerous occasions.
Since 2017, Sam has been named among the world’s leading trademark professionals in the World Trademark Review 1000: “He is very responsive and creative in his solutions. He consistently offers practical and sound advice and, importantly, has a keen attention to cost control.”
Sam is a frequent speaker on intellectual property topics before the International Trademark Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the AIPPI – Japan, the Intellectual Property Owner’s Association, the Danish Patent and Trademark Office and the American Bar Association.
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