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Britt L. Anderson

Britt L. Anderson

K&L Gates LLP

Palo Alto, CA, USA


Britt Anderson is an intellectual property litigator in the Palo Alto office of K&L Gates. He represents clients in trademark, false advertising, copyright, rights of publicity, trade secret, domain name, licensing and related business tort and licensing matters before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and in various state and federal courts. These cases have frequently been at the forefront of Internet-related law, including trademark and copyright infringement arising from online activities, cybersquatting and domain name issues, rights of publicity, anonymously posted content, distribution of mobile content, privacy, and online advertising.

In addition, Mr. Anderson’s counseling practice involves all aspects of trademark, copyright, domain name, advertising and related commercial and intellectual property matters, including developing and implementing strategies for protection of trademarks, copyrights, publicity rights, and designs, and designing and negotiating intellectual property licenses, distribution and service agreements, assignments, work-for-hire, and joint development agreements. He has also assisted numerous clients in initiating or deepening global trademark protection programs in a multitude of non-U.S. jurisdictions.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Anderson served as a senior lawyer in the intellectual property groups of two leading national law firms. Before attending law school, Mr. Anderson held several executive positions with international companies. Between 1992 and 1997, he directed the start-up of an international division for a leading U.S. logistics company, opened the company’s first European and Asian offices, and managed contract negotiations and agency relationships in over 40 countries.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association (Copyright and New Technology Committee, Trademarks and the Internet Committee).
  • International Trademark Association (INTA): Government Officials Education and Training Committee, 2014-2017, USPTO Examiner Training; Model State Trademark Bill Subcommittee, 2006-2007, drafting and state legislative support for California’s version of the Model State Trademark Law, Bus. & Prof. Code §§ 14200 et seq.

Education

J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law, 2000 (Managing Editor, Santa Clara Law Review; Honors Moot Court; Dean’s List; Emery Law Scholarship)

M.B.A., Walter A. Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley, 1990 (marketing emphasis)

B.A., History and Economics, University of California at Santa Cruz, 1982 (with honors)

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