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Andrew J. Avsec

Partner


Andrew Avsec is a co-lead of Crowell & Moring's Technology Litigation, Trademark & Copyright practice.  Andrew advises clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to startups on complex brand protection, copyright, advertising, trade secret, and social media issues. Andrew has had the privilege of representing some of the world’s most prominent brands. WTR 1000 reports that clients find him to be “smart, practical, responsive, knowledgeable and with unfailing common sense, he’s the complete package.” Another source says that Andrew has “exceptional international awareness and understands the business needs of his clients.”

As a litigator, Andrew represents clients in district court litigation, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) oppositions and cancellation actions, arbitration proceedings, and domain name disputes under the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy. Andrew also has significant experience leading global disputes across a number of jurisdictions.

Andrew’s counseling practice includes developing global trademark protection and enforcement programs, prosecuting trademarks and copyrights, implementing global trademark protection and enforcement programs, analyzing trademark searches, advising on brand expansion projects, developing global trademark filing strategies, evaluating advertising claims, and counseling clients on right of publicity issues. Andrew also works with companies to conduct intellectual property audits and develop customized corporate IP policies. His practice also includes providing advice on intellectual property transfers, preparing licenses, and conducting due diligence. Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, he was a shareholder and the co-chair of the Trademark practice at Brinks Gilson & Lione.

Andrew volunteers at Legal Prep Charter Academies, Chicago’s first legal-themed charter high school.

Education

  • Princeton University, A.B. bioethics (2004)
  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D. (2007)

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: Illinois, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Illinois Supreme Court

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Crowell & Moring Releases Litigation Forecast 2022: What Corporate Counsel Need to Know for the Coming Year (January 12, 2022)
Firm News / Announcement
"Trademark – Conflicting Decisions Raise Uncertainty," Crowell & Moring's Litigation Forecast 2022 (January 12, 2022). Contributors: Andrew Avsec
Publication
"Consumer Perception Reigns Supreme in the Supreme Court's Booking.com Decision," IP Insights (July 2, 2020). Contacts: Andrew J. Avsec, Fan Cheng
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Willfulness Not Required to Win Profits in Trademark Infringement Cases," IP Insights (April 27, 2020). Contacts: Andrew J. Avsec, Fan Cheng
Client Alert / Newsletter
Brinks Shareholder Andrew Avsec Quoted in Bloomberg Law — Bloomberg Law (February 18, 2020)
Press Coverage
"Hashtag Found Not to be Registrable," IP Insights (February 21, 2019). Contact: Andrew J. Avsec
Client Alert / Newsletter
Brinks Shareholder Andrew Avsec Quoted in World Trademark Review Regarding Harvard Win in Turkey — World Trademark Review (February 21, 2019)
Press Coverage
Brinks New Shareholders mentioned in CDLB Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (January 20, 2016)
Press Coverage
"Pinterest Spurs Online Sales -- And Trademark Risks," Law360 (January 3, 2013). Author: Andrew J. Avsec
Publication
"Diageo misses the mark in ?red dripping wax" trade dress appeal," World Trademark Review Daily (May 22, 2012). Author: Andrew J. Avsec
Publication

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