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Anna Kurian Shaw

Anna Kurian Shaw

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Anna Shaw has more than 20 years of experience in trademark litigation cases. She has chaired cases in federal court, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), and the International Trade Commission.

In 2018, Anna was recognized by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) as an IP Star. She was also recognized in 2018 by the World Trademark Review 1000 for having "a special flair for dealing with non-traditional marks and issues that reach the International Trade Commission," where she has successfully obtained relief, including general exclusion orders, in Section 337 trademark cases for clients like Kimberly-Clark Corp., Red Bull, and Segway.

She also advises clients on cutting-edge trademark and copyright issues, including obtaining non-traditional trademark registrations for the shape of the Tic Tac mint, the product configuration of various pieces of furniture, and the purple color of a protective glove. Anna represented General Motors before the U.S. Copyright Office in connection with Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Section 1201 rulemaking proceedings, and also managed the global and United States portfolios for companies including Ferrero (the manufacturer of Nutella, Tic Tac, and Rocher confectionery products), Pemex, Synopsys, International Finance Corp., and Medifast.

Anna is an experienced lawyer in contentious disputes, as well as a creative problem solver who can skillfully resolve disputes. She has represented well-known brands including Ketel One, Caterpillar, the Smurfs, the American Red Cross, Nutella, Tic Tac, Ferrero Rocher, Merck, Noosa Yoghurt, and Goodyear. She serves as pro bono counsel to the Women's March International.

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