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James H.. Johnson, Jr.

James H.. Johnson, Jr.

Eversheds Sutherland LLP
IP Counsel
Atlanta, GA, USA

Jim Johnson cut his teeth as a trademark lawyer by serving as in-house counsel for The Coca-Cola and Kellogg companies and as an Examining Attorney in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Now a member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Intellectual Property Practice Group, Jim continues to enforce the trademarks and copyrights of some of the world’s most famous and valuable brands, as well as smaller companies and start-ups. His practice includes filing oppositions and lawsuits to protect high- value intellectual property rights, counseling clients on how to best protect those rights, including licensing matters, and managing international IP portfolios. He also advises on unfair competition and domain-name disputes.

Jim regularly works with clients and investigators to identify infringing marks around the world, including those found online. He challenges infringement and counterfeit trademark use through litigation and administrative procedures, and protects trademarks by developing enforcement strategies with global customs departments and IP rights agencies. Jim’s extensive background in managing international portfolios includes negotiating and drafting settlement agreements and preparing clearance opinion memos and strategies. Jim represents clients in proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and in litigation before the U.S. District Courts.

Jim is a registered mediator of the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution.


  • Received the "Mentor of the Year" award by Atlanta IP Inn Court(2016)
  • Named among “The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals” in Georgia by World Trademark Review (2016)
  • Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of intellectual property (2010-2017)
  • Named one of the best minority intellectual property attorneys in America by The Minority Corporate Counsel Association, Diversity and the Bar (May/June2003)

Professional Activities

  • Former Member, Pro Bono Committee, International TrademarkAssociation
  • Former Member, Trademark Public Advisory Committee, U.S. Patent and TrademarkOffice
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, International TrademarkAssociation
  • Member, Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Vice President, Atlanta IP Inn of Court
  • Chairman, IP Section of the State Bar ofGeorgia
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia Diversity Committee


J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
B.A., Princeton University

James H.. Johnson, Jr. is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Perilous Provisions: Settlement, Licensing and Coexistence Provisions That Can Land You in Court (Outline) - Advanced Trademark Law 2018: Current Issues, Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Perilous Provisions - Advanced Trademark Law 2018: Current Issues, Thursday, March 15, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Perilous Provisions - Perilous Provisions, Thursday, March 15, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Perilous Provisions - Perilous Provisions, Thursday, March 15, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Perilous Provisions - Perilous Provisions, Thursday, March 15, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Advanced Trademark Law 2018: Current Issues, Wednesday, March 21, 2018, New York, NY

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