ATTORNEY BIO

E. LYNN PERRY
Attorney at Law

PRIMARY AREAS OF LEGAL PRACTICE

E. Lynn Perry - AV Preeminent - Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standards & Legal Ability. Martindale Hubbell 2011

Lynn Perry has practiced law for over 20 years and specializes in trademark, copyright, false advertising, and unfair competition law, and Internet counseling, clearance, licensing, prosecution and litigation, including trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings. She has broad experience in computer, eCommerce and Internet issues related to trademarks, copyrights and licensing. She searches and clears proposed trademarks, obtains and maintains domestic and foreign trademark registrations, advises clients regarding obtaining, maintaining and proper use of trademarks and copyrights in the U.S. and abroad. Ms. Perry has represented clients from a wide variety of industries, including eCommerce, computer hardware, software, biotechnology, medical devices, publishing, retail, insurance, financial services, clothing, food products, advertising and design, cosmetics, luxury goods, musical recordings, film and agriculture. A case she litigated to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals established the first sale doctrine of trademark law.

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR

University of California Hastings College of the Law   2005 to 2007

PRIOR LEGAL EMPLOYMENT AFFILIATIONS

2002 to 2006 Thelen Reid & Priest LLP (partner 2002-2006)
1984 to 2002 Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP (partner 1989-2002)
1981 to 1984 MasterCard International, New York City
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PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

1981 to Present International Trademark Association (INTA)
Editorial Board, The Trademark Reporter (1985 to 2009)
Panel of Neutrals (2005 - 2007)
Judge of professional law review article annual award (1988 to present)
1984 to Present California State Bar
Executive Committee, Intellectual Property Section (1991-1994)
Trademark Committee Chair (1990-1991)
1980 to Present American Bar Association
Governing Committee, Forum on Franchising (1991-1993)
1993 California State Bar IP Section & SFIPL Association
Joint Taskforce on Model State Trademark legislation
2002 to Present American Intellectual Property Law Association
2002 to 2007 Bar Association of San Francisco

ARTICLES

"The Supreme Court Gives Two Pesos' Worth: Trade Dress and the Franchise Trademark Portfolio," Franchise Law Journal, Vol. 12, No. 2, p. 35

"Dressing Up the Trademark Portfolio: Trade Dress and Product and Container Configuration Trademarks," New Matter, Vol. 16, No. 4, p. 6

"Protecting Literary Titles," New Matter, Vol. 12, No. 2, p. 1.

Listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who in the World; Northern California Super Lawyers (published by San Francisco Magazine)

AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell lawyer directory.

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BAR MEMBER FEDERAL COURTS ADMITTED
Illinois United States Supreme Court
New York 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
California 7th Circuit Court of Appeals
2nd Circuit Court of Appeals
Northern, Central and Eastern Districts of California
Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
Northern District of Illinois

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS (PARTIAL LIST)

"Overview of International Trademark Treaties"

"Basics of U.S. Trademark Law" (INTA)

"Discovery & Investigation in Contested [Trademark Trial and Appeal Board] Proceedings" (PLI)

"Ethical Issues in International Transactions;" Seminar Chair, "The Trademark Office Visits Los Angeles"; and Moderator, "Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights and the Business Lawyer" (California State Bar, IP Section)

"Trade Dress Issues" (Licensing Executives)

"Trademarks and Copyrights in the International Arena;" and "Trademark Compliance and Enforcement Techniques" (ABA Forum on Franchising Annual Meeting)

"When a Trademark License Becomes a Franchise" (ABA Annual Meeting)

Bar Association of San Francisco, Barrister's Club, "Trade Dress and the Trademark Portfolio"

COMMUNITY
2002 to 2007 Mountain Play Association Board of Directors
      President 2005-2006
2004 to 2007 124 unit homeowners' association Board of Directors
     President 2005-2007
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