World Trademark Review’s analysis of the leading firms in United States for the DC Metro Area lists IP attorney Tim Lockhart among the WTR 1000.

Tim concentrates on trademark and copyright counseling, registration, and enforcement; trade secret protection; e-commerce and other web-related issues; patent and software licensing; technology agreements; and intellectual property litigation. Tim also works with outside patent counsel on patent protection for clients’ inventions.

With over 30 years of IP practice experience, Tim’s representation of technologies is broad and encompassing, including biometric identifications technology, manufacturing, high-speed internet, web-based software, and others:

  • Represented major authentication-management company in negotiating and drafting complex agreements for the licensing and development of biometric identification technology.
  • Represented web-based fleet-management company in negotiating and drafting complex agreements for local and remote control of large inventories of capital equipment such as forklifts.
  • Planned, developed, and implemented a comprehensive program for protecting the intellectual property, including patents, of a start-up provider of high-technology design and manufacturing services.
  • Represented high-speed Internet access company in negotiating and drafting multi-party agreements for assignment of over 35 contracts for vendor-supplied telecommunications circuits.
  • Led large teams of lawyers and legal assistants responsible for registering and enforcing sports-related copyrights and trademarks, including planning, coordinating, and conducting “John Doe” seizures at stadiums and other locations.

Tim served as Chair of the Board of Governors of the Virginia State Bar’s Intellectual Property Section for the July 2018 - June 2019 Board term. He has chaired or co-chaired the Association News Subcommittee, the Features Subcommittee, and the U.S. & Canada Law & Practice Subcommittee of the International Trademark Association’s Bulletins Committee, of which he is currently a member.

Tim frequently publishes articles and teaches seminars on developments in U.S. and international copyright and trademark law. Tim also authors the firm’s Tech Law Letter, published quarterly.

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