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.
- Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (legacy firm Christie Parker & Hale LLP), Partner, 2001-present
- Contributor, "California Section of State Trademark and Unfair Competition Law," annual publication of the International Trademark Association, (2000-Present),