Jonathan Hudis, Partner

Biography

Jonathan Hudis helps clients of all sizes establish and grow trademark and copyright portfolios, design and implement procedures to protect their intellectual capital, resolve foreign and domestic disputes, preserve trade secrets, and formulate company-wide IP strategies and policies. He counsels clients in copyright, trademark, trade secrets, and unfair competition matters, as well as related matters pertaining to the Internet. He prosecutes and litigates a full range of these matters before the federal courts, the Register of Copyrights, and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Mr. Hudis has experience handling a broad range of IP agreements/transactions, including trademark, copyright assignment, and license agreements; terms of use for websites, apps, and the cloud; joint venture, development, and marketing agreements; trade secret/know-how access, development, and license agreements; and litigation and non-litigation settlement agreements. He is particularly adept at managing trademark- and copyright-related due diligence investigations and risk assessments with respect to intellectual property ownership in corporate mergers and acquisitions.

Well-versed in trademark prosecution and registered copyright protection matters, Mr. Hudis formerly served as an adjunct professor of trademark and unfair competition law at the George Mason University School of Law.

Mr. Hudis is particularly knowledgeable about Internet-related challenges and is a member of several arbitration panels in the areas of Internet domain names and trademarks. These roles include serving as a Domain Name Panelist for the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Arbitration and Mediation Center and a Qualified Domain Name Dispute Resolution Panelist for the National Arbitration Forum.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • State University of New York at Albany (B.S., magna cum laude)
  • Brooklyn Law School (J.D.)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Trademark Public Advisory Committee "TPAC" (2014-present)
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section
    • Member of Council (2012-present)
    • CLE Officer and Chair of CLE Board (2013-present)
    • Vice-Chair, CLE Board (2012-2013)
    • Chair, Division II, Trademarks (2010 - 2012)
    • Vice Chair, Division II, Trademarks (2009-2010)
    • Member, CLE Board (2010-present)
    • Member, Books Board (2009-2012)
    • Member, Content Advisory Board, (2011-present)
    • Chair, Committee 201, Trademark Legislation (2008-2009)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
    • Legislation Committee (2014-present)
    • Fellows Committees, Select Membership Committee (2012-present)
    • AIPLA Quarterly Journal Board of Editors (2007-2009)
    • AIPLA Board of Directors (2004-2007)
    • Chair, Anti-Counterfeiting & Anti-Piracy Committee (2010-2012)
    • Chair, Trademark Law Committee (2002-2004)
    • Amicus Committee (2001-2004)
    • Chair, Trademark Internet and Cyberspace Committee (1999-2001)
    • Vice Chair, Trademark Legislation Committee (1998-1999)
    • Chair, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Practice Subcommittee (1996-1998)
    • Chair, Trademark Newsletter Subcommittee (1995-1996)
  • The Copyright Society of the U.S.A.
  • Order of the Barristers
  • Phi Delta Phi, Vice Magistrate, Evarts Inn (1987)

Professional Recognition

  • World Trademark Review WTR 1000: The World's Leading Trademark Professionals (2015)
  • Trade Mark Law Practitioner Expert (2010)
  • American Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section, Outstanding Leadership Award (2010)
  • Aspatore Books, The Best Practices of Leading IP Lawyers (2007)
  • Cambridge Who’s Who Award for Excellence in Trademark and Copyright Law (2009)
  • Cambridge Who’s Who Top 101 Industry Experts (2008)
  • Cambridge Who’s Who Professional of the Year Representing Law (2007)
  • Empire Who’s Who Professional of the Year Representing Intellectual Property Law (2006)
  • Madison Who’s Who Featured Member (2006 – 2007)
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ 4.8 out of 5