Joseph E. Washington guides clients through the intellectual property matters they face in today’s global, connected environment, including prosecution, licensing, enforcement and litigation. These include disputes regarding trademarks, domain names, copyrights, unfair competition, and internet and computer law. Clients involved in corporate transactions turn to him for guidance on the IP aspects of their deals, including due diligence and drafting and negotiating the IP aspects of definitive agreements and ancillary agreements such as trademark, copyright, and software licenses and related agreements, as well as privacy issues and data protection.
Joseph also counsels a wide variety of clients on international trademark portfolio management, including assisting with the clearance, registration, and protection of brands worldwide. He is active in the International Trademark Association, and formerly served on its enforcement committee, online resources committee, and INTA Bulletin committee.
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 1999, J.D.
The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, 1991, B.A.
District of Columbia
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Best ETF Law Firm, ETF Express US Awards (2021, 2022)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Intellectual Property, Law360 (2019)
Member, Litigation Department of the Year–Intellectual Property, The American Lawyer (2019)