Overview


As head of the Firm’s global Trademark Litigation Practice, John Dabney represents companies in trademark, trade dress and unfair competition litigation, as well as in 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.

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Results


  • Lead counsel for Mars, Inc. in a trademark and trade dress infringement litigation involving packaging and name of candy. Mars, Inc. v. Hershey, Inc., et al. (E.D. VA)
  • Lead counsel for Tyson Foods and Hillshire Brands in trademark and false advertising litigation concerning hot dogs. Parks, LLC v. Tyson, et al. (E.D. PA)

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Recognition


  • The Best Lawyers in America 2016 to 2019, Trademark Law
  • The Legal 500 2007 to present, Leading Lawyer Trademark Litigation
  • World Trademark Review 1000 2011 to present, Leading Lawyer Trademark Litigation

Credentials


Education
University of Virginia School of Law, JD, 1996
University of Virginia, BA, 1993

Admissions
District of Columbia

Courts / Agencies
US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

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John J. Dabney

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