Hogan Lovells expands national IP practice with addition of prominent trademark lawyer Julia Matheson

Washington, D.C., 19 March 2018 – Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce that leading trademark lawyer Julia Anne Matheson, who specializes both in portfolio management and disputes, has joined the firm as a partner in Washington, D.C. Matheson joins Hogan Lovells after nearly 24 years with the respected IP firm Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP.

“Julia is one of the heavy hitters and most recognizable names in the trademark field,” said Celine Crowson, head of Hogan Lovells’ Intellectual Property, Media, and Technology practice in the Americas. “Combining her standing in the market with her relationships and familiarity with many of our existing clients makes Julia an ideal addition to our trademark practice.”

Matheson’s practice covers all areas of trademark and unfair competition law including trademark clearance, counseling and prosecution, global brand development and portfolio management, due diligence, licensing, social media, and domain name disputes. She frequently handles global enforcement programs and opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) and has significant experience litigating in federal district courts. She also handles protection and enforcement matters related to trade dress and product configuration as well as false advertising.

Matheson represents clients around the world in numerous industries including consumer goods, personal care products, fashion, entertainment, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, telecommunications, manufacturing, and oil and gas. Her clients range from startups to Fortune 500 companies and multi-national organizations.

Throughout her career, Matheson has been recognized by peers and clients as a leader in her field. Legal 500 named her one of only seven lawyers nationally as a Leading Lawyer for Trademarks: Non-Contentious. She has also been recognized in World Trademark Review’s WTR 1000 and World IP Review among others.

“I’ve had the opportunity to work closely with Hogan Lovells over the years through mutual clients and industry organizations. I have consistently found them to be among the best in the industry,” said Matheson. “The opportunity to join a premiere trademark practice with a broad, global reach while also expanding their domestic footprint is thrilling and I’m eager to hit the ground running.”

Matheson earned her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 1990 and her B.A. from Johns Hopkins University in 1988.

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