ATLANTA (July 19, 2016) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that Partner James Bikoff has been appointed Chair of the Trademark Litigation Committee in the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL) for the 2016-2017 membership year.
As part of the ABA and as the largest organization of intellectual property lawyers in the world, the ABA-IPL is a highly respected and influential voice of the Intellectual Property bar. Leaders provide thoughtful consideration of the emerging issues that shape and influence the views and policies advocated by the Section, encourage the development of relevant and timely programming and publications dedicated to those issues and are the first face of recruitment and retention of members of the Section.
As a Partner in the Intellectual Property Practice in SGR’s Washington, DC office, Mr. Bikoff’s practice focuses on formulating and implementing worldwide trademark and copyright protection and enforcement programs for clients in the consumer and industrial product sectors, as well as non-profits, and service providers such as banks and insurance companies. He also engages in Internet and domain name counseling and enforcement actions.
Mr. Bikoff is also a member of the European Community Trademark Association (Anticounterfeiting Committee), the International Trademark Association/Chair of the Internet Committee’s Domain Dispute and Whois Subcommittee, and the New York Intellectual Property Law Association (Trademark and Internet Committees), and has served as co-chair of the Intellectual Property Committee of the DC Bar Association. He is also a member of several editorial and advisory boards, including the IP Litigator, International Quarterly, The University of Baltimore Intellectual Property Law Journal and the World eBusiness Law Report.
About The American Bar Association
The American Bar Association is one of the world’s largest voluntary professional organizations, with nearly 400,000 members and more than 3,500 entities. It is committed to doing what only a national association of attorneys can do: serving our members, improving the legal profession, eliminating bias and enhancing diversity, and advancing the rule of law throughout the United States and around the world. Founded in 1878, the ABA is committed to supporting the legal profession with practical resources for legal professionals while improving the administration of justice, accrediting law schools, establishing model ethical codes, and more. Membership is open to lawyers, law students, and others interested in the law and the legal profession.
About Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
SGR is a full service, international law firm that advises regional, national and global businesses on a wide range of legal matters. The firm’s 200 attorneys provide legal counsel in more than 45 specialized practice areas, including corporate transactions, litigation, intellectual property, aviation, banking, construction and employment law. Founded in 1893, SGR has offices in Atlanta, Austin, Jacksonville, New York, Washington, D.C. and Frankfurt, Germany.