Gary J. Nelson

Partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

Gary Nelson is a partner in Lewis Roca's Intellectual Property Practice Group. Clients turn to Gary for prosecution and maintenance of large international corporate trademark portfolios, particularly in the fashion and clothing industry. He also specializes in resolving intellectual property disputes in a broad spectrum of industries that also include food, computer software and hardware, office supply, sports and entertainment, among others.

Gary has managed more than 7,000 individual trademark applications/registrations throughout the world. Through his network of international counsel, Gary has filed and supervised the prosecution of trademarks in over 150 countries.

Gary is involved in the enforcement and defense of trademark, copyright, and patent rights for his clients, as well as being an expert in trademark, copyright, and patent licensing. He has been lead counsel on over 150 trademark opposition/cancellation proceedings before the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board; and has filed nearly 100 UDRP Complaints with the National Arbitration Forum and the World Intellectual Property Organization to force the transfer of ownership of contested domain names.

Gary is proficient in domain name disputes and Internet law, and serves as a neutral and a domain name panelist for the World Intellectual Property Organization's Arbitration and Mediation Center.

Prior to his legal career, he spent eight years producing, directing, and editing documentaries in the entertainment industry.



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