Doug represents clients in industries ranging from consumer goods to computer hardware and software to industrial manufacturing. He works with large and small trademark clients, including several portfolios comprising hundreds, sometimes thousands, of trademark registrations throughout the world. He has managed litigation in foreign jurisdictions including infringement, counterfeiting, and domain name disputes.
Doug’s interest in entrepreneurship and small business matters had led him to become actively involved in the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge, an educational resource for entrepreneurs and start-up companies. Through his work at the Forum, he has introduced clients to other companies in building strategic relationships.
Doug is currently Chair of the Columbia College Alumni Association, having served as President and on the Board of Visitors, and is also on the University's Alumni Trustee Nominating Committee. Doug has also spoken extensively throughout the country on issues relating to trademark, domain names, and design patents. He has presented to both legal and industry groups. In one week, Doug was interviewed on a television show about top issues for young technology companies, presented at a forum on intellectual property issues, and was on-line in Second Life on trademark and copyright infringement.
Doug has been actively involved in the Trademark community through the International Trademark Association (INTA), where he has served on various committees over the year including Non-Traditional Trademarks, Trademark Reporter, and Famous and Well-Known Trademarks. Currently, he serves on the Parallel Imports Committee.
While in law school, Doug served as Production Editor for the Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal.
Doug has also been selected as an expert in Federal Court on issues and procedures before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
"I love how they do the clearance stuff, and things are very business focused with Doug. It’s not black and white stuff. What I am looking for is guidance from outside counsel, which is what I get with the trademark work."
"Doug’s really responsive, and I never feel like I am overcharged. For example, if I ask a question I don’t see a two-hour bill for the response."
"It goes back to Doug’s level of service and responsiveness. It’s better than a lot of partners I have dealt with at other firms. He is by far the most responsive."
"He's been an incredible partner and I've learned so much from him about not only trademark law but about how to advise a global brand in a strategic and practical, results-focused manner."