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Douglas A. (Chip) Rettew

Douglas A. (Chip) Rettew

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Douglas (Chip) Rettew is a partner in the Washington, DC office of Finnegan Henderson. He has been recognized in World Trademark Review WTR 1000 as ”[o]ne of the best litigators in the country with an unbelievable success rate,” and “a go-to litigation lead for world-famous consumer brands.” He focuses his practice on trademark, false advertising, and unfair competition litigation and disputes.

Doug litigates cases involving a broad range of issues, including traditional trademarks, false advertising, product disparagement, rights of publicity, unfair competition, trade dress, design patents, and domain names. Doug is also involved in advertising issues and counseling, right-of-publicity matters, and trademark and copyright prosecution and licensing. Clients include Under Armour, Bridgestone, the NFL Players Association, Capital One, Subaru, the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), and PNC Bank. 

Doug has first-chair jury and bench trial and appellate experience and has argued appeals before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal, Fourth, and Eighth Circuits. He also litigates oppositions, cancellations, and ex parte appeals before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Doug has significant experience in obtaining (and defeating) temporary restraining orders (TROs) and preliminary injunctions, including those involving counterfeiting and ex parte seizures. He previously served as leader of the firm’s trademark and copyright practice and is currently serving on the firm’s compensation committee.
 
Douglas A. (Chip) Rettew is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Breakout Session - Trademark - Intellectual Property Law Institute 2017, Wednesday, October 04, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Breakout Session No. 2b—Trademark - Breakout Session - Trademark, Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Breakout Session - Trademark - Breakout Session - Trademark, Wednesday, October 04, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Breakout Session No. 2b—Trademark - Breakout Session - Trademark, Wednesday, October 04, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Intellectual Property Law Institute 2017, Sunday, October 08, 2017, New York, NY
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Recent Developments in Trademark Jurisprudence: Pitfalls and Lessons for Litigating Lanham Act Cases - Intellectual Property Law Institute 2017, Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Intellectual Property Law Institute 2018, Monday, October 01, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Intellectual Property Law Institute 2018, Monday, October 01, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Intellectual Property Law Institute 2018, Monday, October 01, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Intellectual Property Law Institute 2018, Monday, October 01, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
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