The Intellectual Property Department of Frost Brown Todd LLC has beefed up its trademark and copyright practice Jones Day attorney Joseph Dreitler has joined the firm as Chair of the Trademark & Copyright Practice Group, along with his colleagues Mary True and Brian Downey. Dreitler’s group has represented top clients such as Elizabeth Arden, K-Mart, R.J. Reynolds, Burberry, Kate Spade, Coors Brewing, The Ohio State University, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and Dell Computer in trademark, copyright and domain name litigation, prosecution and transactional matters. This past spring Dreitler’s group obtained both a temporary restraining order and product recall against a knock-off trade dress of Elizabeth Arden’s “curious Britney Spears” perfume.

Member Joseph Dreitler has more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of U.S. and international trademark law, from litigation to counseling to business transactions. In addition to his practice in the courts and administrative agencies, his practice focuses on brand development, global trademark clearance, prosecution and portfolio management, and licensing. Dreitler’s business transaction practice focuses on trademark, copyright, and domain name issues, including due diligence and drafting of agreements for mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and bankruptcies, licensing of joint ventures, and the establishing and operation of intellectual property holding companies.

Counsel Mary True has extensive and varied trademark litigation experience. She has successfully represented clients in federal courts on a wide variety of trademark, unfair competition, copyright and Internet matters, including expedited TRO and preliminary injunction proceedings. She has also represented clients in various oppositions before the TTAB, and has counseled clients on issues ranging from trade dress protection to counterfeiting.

Counsel Brian Downey has practiced exclusively in the trademark, trade secret, copyright, and Internet area for a number of years. He routinely handles intellectual property matters, including searching, licensing, the prosecution of applications, transactional negotiations as well as counseling. In addition, Downey has litigated numerous trademark and unfair competition cases in federal court and has successfully obtained the transfer of several domains under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy.

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