Michael J. MacDermott

Michael J. MacDermott

mmacdermott@lrrc.com vCard
626.577.8800 fax
655 North Central Avenue
Suite 2300
Glendale, CA 91203

Michael J. MacDermott is a Partner in Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie’s Intellectual Property practice. Clients turn to Michael for guidance regarding trademark matters and unfair competition. Michael has more than thirty years of experience in Intellectual Property law, particularly in the fields of fashion, retailing, insurance, healthcare, mineral products, skin care, cosmetics, nutritional supplements, energy drinks, food and beverage products.

Michael has extensive experience in trademark clearance, counseling, prosecution and transfers of ownership, both domestic and foreign. He is experienced in use of the Madrid Protocol, a cost effective means of securing trademark protection in over eighty countries. He regularly handles trademark opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board as well as infringement claims and letters of protest with the Commissioner, disputes and intellectual property due diligence. Michael has been active in the International Trademark Association as a committee member for many years and is a frequent presenter of Table Topics at the Annual Meeting.

Personal Approach

Recognized for his years of expertise in trademark work, Michael’s sharp intellect contributed to the success of many household US brands. Clients trust him to foresee issues, proactively protect their brands, and ensure proper solutions for current roadblocks. Michael creates value for clients, no matter their business. He enjoys collaborating with steak holders and helping them solve complex matters to meet business goals. His communication style is direct, clear, and logical.

With a major in physics, Michael offers his clients and their businesses a competitive multidisciplinary approach. When he is not working Michael enjoys reading fiction and nonfiction books and enjoys sharing literature with his son.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Wilshire Bar Association, Former Vice President, and Member of the Board of Directors
  • International Trademark Association, Committee Member and Presentation Moderator


  • Contributor, "California Section of State Trademark and Unfair Competition Law," annual publication of the International Trademark Association, (2000-Present)

Other Info


J.D., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, 1975
B.S., University of Michigan, 1972, Physics and Mathematics

Bar Admissions

California, 1975

Court Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office