Nathaniel Edwards is Counsel in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group. His practice is focused on developing and protecting brands and copyrighted content in the U.S. and abroad. For Nathaniel, this means two things: (1) Ensuring that others do not capitalize on his clients’ IP; and (2) Properly advising clients to the risks of using certain IP, minimizing the risk, and defending clients against infringement claims when necessary. Nathaniel specializes in trademark law and he advises clients on all aspects of trademark and trade dress protection. He has particular expertise in intellectual property disputes arising in cyberspace, including an undefeated record in domain name dispute proceedings.
Nathaniel regularly conducts due diligence, advertising and rights clearance for products, packaging and marketing materials. He prosecutes U.S. trademark and copyright applications and coordinates prosecution of non-U.S. applications with foreign counsel. He skillfully handles trademark, trade dress, unfair competition, domain name and copyright enforcement matters, including representing clients in cancellation and opposition proceedings before the USPTO and in Federal District Court. He also instructs foreign counsel on cross-border infringement matters.
Nathaniel successfully protects his clients’ IP and publicity rights on the Internet. He frequently removes infringing or defamatory content from ecommerce and social media websites. He is also adept at advising clients on ICANN policy and procedure and the new gTLD program, and has represented clients in objections filed under the New gTLD Dispute Resolution Procedure.
In the course of his practice, Nathaniel also negotiates and drafts settlement agreements, consent and coexistence agreements, work-for-hire agreements, license agreements and IP transfer agreements.
Nathaniel represents nonprofit, small, medium, institutional and Fortune 500 clients in a diverse array of industries. His work has been published in the Sports Business Journal, IP Litigator and IP Today, and he has been quoted on IP issues by Bloomberg.com.