Anita B. Polott is the co-head of the intellectual property (IP) practice in the Washington, DC, office with a focus on trademarks, copyrights, and unfair competition. Anita works with clients to set and implement brand protection strategies and manages US and international trademark portfolios across many different industries. She advises clients regarding enforcement and litigation strategy; represents clients in federal court, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) and the International Trade Commission (ITC); and handles the IP aspects of corporate transactions, trademark and copyright licenses, and related agreements.
World Trademark Review 1000 recently recognized Anita as a leading practitioner. An active member in the International Trademark Association, Anita sits on the Young Practitioners Committee, Programming Subcommittee and was previously a member of the Public and Media Relations Committee, Meetings Committee, Roundtables Subcommittee and the Trademark Enforcement Committee, Opposition and the Cancellation Proceedings Standards and Procedures Subcommittee.
American University Washington College of Law, 1996, J.D.
Washington University, 1993, B.A.
District of Columbia
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Intellectual Property, Law360 (2019)
Member, Litigation Department of the Year–Intellectual Property, The American Lawyer (2019)
Recommended, Intellectual property: Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing), The Legal 500 US (2019–2021)
Leading Trademark Practitioner, Enforcement & Litigation, DC Metro Area, WTR 1000, World Trademark Review (2017–2021)
Recognized, Expert's Guide to the World's Leading Trademark Law Practitioners (2016)