As head of the Firm's global Trademark Litigation Practice, John Dabney advises companies on trademark, trade dress and unfair competition litigation, as well as false advertising and copyright litigation. He also counsels clients on the selection, clearance, protection and licensing of trademarks, as well as domain name matters and advertising review and clearance.
Since the start of his career more than two decades ago, John has continuously litigated Lanham Act cases in the federal courts and the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. In the past three years, more than a dozen different companies from large multi-national corporations to small proprietorships have hired John as lead counsel to pursue or defend Lanham Act claims in federal courts throughout the United States. Within the past year, John has pursued or defended against preliminary injunctions on six different occasions in six different federal courts and tried a case to a jury that resulted in a victory for his client. He has served as lead counsel in Lanham Act cases in more than 25 different jurisdictions, including the Eastern District of Virginia, Southern District of New York and the Northern and Central Districts of California, among others.
John represents companies across a wide variety of industries, including alcohol beverages, food products, resort and hotel industries, medical devices, bio-pharma, lawn care, financial services, clothing, large nonprofit associations and health care.