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Justin E. Pierce

Justin E. Pierce

Venable LLP
Washington, DC, USA

Justin Pierce's practice covers a wide range of intellectual property matters, including patent litigation, trademarks and brand protection, anti-counterfeiting, copyrights, design rights, trade secrets, licensing, rights of publicity, domain name and social media disputes, and international government affairs work relating to intellectual property matters.

Mr. Pierce has significant experience advising companies and their executives on how best to acquire, develop and use intellectual property to achieve business objectives. Mr. Pierce has served as an in-house counsel for a major multinational corporation for a number years, and has substantial knowledge of the business and strategy issues that challenge executives and their in-house legal teams. Mr. Pierce regularly speaks and writes on a number of cutting-edge intellectual property, brand and content protection issues.

Beyond his experience as an attorney, Mr. Pierce is also an inventor, with a patent and published applications dealing with mobile applications, augmented and virtual reality, gaming and anti-counterfeiting technology. Mr. Pierce is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, served as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army, and attained the rank of Captain prior to attending George Washington University Law School.

Mr. Pierce has represented a number of clients in litigation involving patents, trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights and advertising claims in a variety of industries, including apparel, consumer goods, electronics, food and beverage, footwear, media, mobile device, pharmaceutical, software and telecommunications. He has handled cases in U.S. federal courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission.


  • J.D., George Washington University Law School, 2000
  • B.S., United States Military Academy at West Point, 1992

 Professional Memberships:

  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association
  • International Trademark Association

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