Lanham Act Expert Witnesses

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Lanham Act expert witness candidates typically have backgrounds in consumer confusion, trademark infringement, survey research, and/or intellectual property law. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may require a testifying expert with prior expert witness testimony experience.

The Lanham Act of 1946 is the primary federal trademark statute of U.S. law that protects the owner of a registered mark against the use of similar marks if deemed likely to cause consumer confusion. An intellectual property protection program stops others from using an owner’s intellectual property (trademark, trade dress, trade secret, patent, copyright) without a licensing agreement. The Lanham Act trademark law allows action in a state or federal court to request monetary relief or a court order (injunction) to stop use of the accused mark. 

Cahn Litigation Services locates intellectual property expert witnesses for trademark issues such as trademark infringement, trademark abandonment, false advertising, brand valuation, brand reputation, trade dress infringement, and trademark surveys.  Litigation support by a Lanham Act expert witness could include market research, survey design, an expert report, expert opinion, expert testimony and/or courtroom testimony. A financial expert specializing in economic damages for trademark infringement may be called upon to provide valuation calculations. In addition, a law firm may request a qualified expert to provide pre-litigation consulting work. Cahn Litigation Services has placed expert witnesses in a variety of trademark dispute cases including products as diverse as footwear, alcoholic beverages, socks, cable ties, retail stories, and computers. Representative matters that Cahn Litigation Services has provided expert candidates for have encompassed:

Cahn Litigation Services is skilled and experienced at identifying the ideal expert to provide expert witness services for all types of intellectual property matters, and is frequently called upon by law firm clients to locate a specialist for Lanham Act claim cases, representing either the defendant or plaintiff.

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Lanham Act Expert Witness - Sample Bios

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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Lanham Act experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Lanham Act landscape.

Expert Witness #237557

Unlike academic experts, this expert has many years of branding industry expertise in developing brand names, brand imagery, brand messaging, package design, advertising and communications for the market-leading, global brands of more than 50 Fortune 500 consumer product and service companies. This gives this expert unique insight in establishing the likelihood of consumer confusion between brands and how that influences purchase behavior.

Expertise:  Experienced in Lanham Act and TTAB infringement issues including infringement of

-  Trademark and Copyright
-  Package Design
-  Product Design
-  Brand Identity/Logo
-  Web Site
-  Branding Industry Best Practices

Services include:

-  Survey Development/Analysis
-  Likelihood of Confusion Determination
-  Brand Dilution Confirmation
-  Damages Assessment
-  Corrective Advertising Calculation

Unique Credentials:

-  Works with +100 top consumer product /service companies on branding strategy and communications
-  Created/analyzed +1,000 consumer survey/research projects
-  Managing Partner of a brand identity strategy and communications firm
-  The industry thought leader on quantifying brand value
-  Serves attorneys for both plaintiffs and defendants

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Expert Witness #251233

This expert holds a PhD in Economics from an Ivy League School. This expert specializes in antitrust, intellectual property, and the evaluation of commercial damages and has decades of experience in litigation involving patent damages, pharmaceuticals and antitrust issues. This expert serves as a managing Director for a global consultancy dedicated to applying economic, finance, and quantitative principles to complex business and legal challenges. This expert provides strategies, studies, reports, expert testimony, and policy recommendations for government authorities and the world's leading law firms and corporations. In the antitrust area, this expert has analyzed the competitive consequences of numerous mergers in a wide range of industries, including agricultural products, chemicals, consumer products, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and semiconductors, among many others; this expert has frequently presented the results of the analyses to US antitrust agencies and courts. In addition, this expert has addressed liability and damages issues involving allegations of predatory pricing, monopolization, price discrimination, resale price maintenance, tying, and other antitrust violations in a variety of different industries. Many of this expert's antitrust inquiries have focused specifically on intellectual property and its unique role in the analysis of market power and competitive effects. In the intellectual property area more generally, this expert has evaluated economic damages in cases involving patent infringement, trade secrets, trade dress, Lanham Act violations, and other claims. This expert has written and lectured extensively on the use of economic analysis in these matters. This expert has also evaluated liability and damages issues in many other settings. This expert has calculated economic damages in cases involving allegations of breach of contract, fraud, and misrepresentation, among many other issues. This expert has also studied commodity futures markets in several cases involving allegations of market manipulation. This expert has testified before state and federal courts, the US Federal Trade Commission, and various other regulatory bodies. This expert's articles and speeches have been invited and published by the American Bar Association, the Practicing Law Institute, European Competition Law Review, and many other comparable institutions.  

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Expert Witness #256205

For many years this expert has taught courses in patent law, trademark law, copyright law, international IP law, IP survey, and IP theory. This expert is a prominent law professor who is considered one of the nation's preeminent experts on intellectual property and technology law. This expert consults with some of the world's leading companies and serves as an expert witness in trademark and IP cases. This expert has fielded confusion research pursuant to the Lanham Act within the following industries:

  • Virtual Meeting Software
  • Off Road Utility Vehicles
  • Production Equipment Manufacturer
  • Thermo-Insulated Beverage Tumblers
  • Vinyl Automotive Wraps
  • Outdoor Sport-Oriented Cameras

This expert has a joint appointment between the School of Law and the School of Business. This joint appointment will allow students to take classes that integrate legal and business principles.

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Expert Witness #218653

This expert is an experienced forensic marketing litigation expert. This expert has provided litigation support for a wide range of litigation issues in the areas of Trademark, Trade Dress, advertising, marketing, sales, intellectual property and brand management. This expert has been retained by ~100 law firms as an expert witness, furnished 50+ Lanham Act Surveys and nearly 20 Rebuttals to Surveys.  This includes consumer confusion, brand awareness, descriptiveness and genericness, trademark infringement, and dilution. This expert is experienced in the areas of consumer opinions, consumer behavior, strategic planning, finance, interactive, social media, purchasing process, brand marketing, creative services, promotion, advertising, sales, retail, and product management.

Given this expert’s extensive trademark and survey experience, in addition to this expert’s testimony, this expert has been personally responsible for more than fifty registered trademarks and has been fully responsible for a research-based consulting firm and two Fortune 500 research organizations. This expert received an MBA and has many years of experience in brand, management, research and strategy, and forensic marketing.

Early in this expert’s career, this expert spent time working in the areas of national brand management and promotional marketing. Once a Chief Marketing Officer for a major retail chain, this expert owned and managed a strategic marketing consultancy where this expert worked directly with senior executives of many Fortune 500 corporations and has consulted the legal profession on numerous trade dress and consumer behavior issues. This expert has been retained by many reputable firms to conduct research for trademark disputes and provide expert testimony.

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Expert Witness #232442

This expert holds an MBA and is currently the Managing Partner of a consulting firm specializing in intellectual property issues involving patents, trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, trade secrets and know how. This expert teaches an annual class on Lanham Act damages. An experienced expert witness, this expert has testified in federal and state court, ITC, AAA, IAA and ICC matters involving a broad range of IP topics including industry structure, licensing and practices, as well as damages related issues including lost profits, reasonable royalties, price erosion, competition and related topics

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