Recognized by World Trademark Review as one of the top attorneys in Washington, DC, with “a gift for tactical thinking,” Danny M. Awdeh leads the firm’s trademark and copyright group. The WTR 1000 cites his commercially oriented approach towards litigation and client counselling, and his work with “industry-leading, brand-rich entities.” Danny is further described as “an unstoppable force, combining outstanding lawyering skills with a genuine concern for his clients’ businesses.
His knowledge of prosecution, enforcement and strategy are above and beyond any other private practitioner, and he masterfully balances legal risk with commercial solutions.” Danny is an experienced trademark lawyer, consistently recognized by his peers and in-house counsel as among the top attorneys for contentious and non-contentious trademark work.
He is sought after for his “appreciable substantive knowledge,” which was noted in World Trademark Review WTR 1000, and his proven track record across trademark disciplines, including high-stakes litigations, billion-dollar transactions, global brand launches, and strategic counselling: ”[A] truly talented lawyer and the go-to guy for high-profile trademark and trade dress litigation.
He supports his clients around the globe and has a valuable presence in China.” Danny serves an international clientele with some of the world’s most well-known brands. He has managed high-profile litigations and disputes involving trademark infringement, counterfeiting, unfair competition, dilution, and false advertising.
In addition to obtaining favorable verdicts before district and appellate courts, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and trademark tribunals around the world, Danny has negotiated countless business-oriented solutions tailored to the needs of clients’ global business and legal objectives.
He has developed effective programs and corporate protocols to stop the importation/exportation of knock-off products, combat online sales of counterfeit and grey market products, and protect a brand’s strength and integrity from generic misuse.
Strategic portfolio management and counselling for U.S. and international clients with extensive international portfolios is an important part of Danny’s practice. He serves as lead counsel on numerous high-profile global trademark portfolios and has achieved important judgments around the world, including in China, where Danny’s clients have been awarded highly sought after, but rarely granted, relief in the form of preliminary and permanent injunctions and recognition of well-known marks.
As the NLJ noted, “The group is an elite one, with six former U.S. Supreme Court clerks in the bunch, along with those who have repeatedly scored high-stakes victories in courts across the country, at the deal table, and in working with regulatory agencies.”
- Emory University School of Law J.D., 2003
- Rhodes College B.A., Economics, cum laude, 2000
- London School of Economics, Executive Management Program International Business Strategy, 1997
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Professional Activities :
- Intellectual Property Owners Association (co-vice chair, Trademark Law & Practice (International) Committee, 2010-2012)
- District of Columbia Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section (chair, Trademark Committee, 2009-2012)
- Wake Forest Intellectual Property Journal (Advisory Board -present)
- American Inns of Court
- International Trademark Association
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
- American Bar Association (Section on Intellectual Property Law -present)
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