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William N. Federspiel

Associate

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Practices
Industries
International
Education
  • The College of William & Mary, MPP, 2008
  • William & Mary Law School, JD, Order of the Coif, 2008
  • Kenyon College, AB, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1999
Admissions
  • Virginia
Affiliations

Member, Asia-Pacific Subcommittee, Parallel Imports Committee, International Trademark Association, 2014-2015

Will's practice focuses primarily on intellectual property litigation, including trademark and trade dress, copyright, and patent matters. Will has assisted clients in a wide variety of Internet-related matters and has significant experience in handling cybersquatting complaints under the Uniform Doman-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy. He has also counseled clients regarding counterfeiting and gray market issues in the U.S. and abroad. Will regularly handles trademark matters in countries around the world, including is experienced in assisting clients with trademark matters in China.

He served as a judicial clerk for the Hon. Louise W. Flanagan of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Prior to that, Will was a policy analyst for the American Heart Association and a research analyst for the Democratic National Committee.

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T: +1 804 775 4382F: +1 804 698 2011wfederspiel@mcguirewoods.comOne James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030
RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. PRIOR RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR OUTCOME.

Representation of a leading nutritional supplements retailer regarding their domestic and worldwide trademark litigation, oppositions and cancellations, including anti-counterfeiting and gray market issues.

Representation of a major cigarette brand owner in a trademark and trade dress infringement and counterfeiting matter, obtaining a temporary restraining and seizure order to stop the distribution of synthetic marijuana in packaging bearing the client's trademarks and trade dress.

Representation of a well-known furniture manufacturer and distributer in a trademark infringement action, obtaining a favorable settlement.

Defense of a leading nutritional supplements retailer in a trademark infringement case, obtaining summary judgment dismissing all claims against the client.

Representation of a pharmaceutical manufacturer in a patent case.

Co-author, The Supreme Court, Social Psychology, and Group Formation, in The Psychology of Judicial Decision Making, David Klein & Gregory Mitchell eds., 2010
Author, 1984 Arrives: Thought(Crime), Technology, and the Constitution, 16 WM. & MARY BILL RTS. J. 865, 2008
Author, 1984 Arrives: Thought(Crime), Technology, and the Constitution, 16 WM. & MARY BILL RTS. J. 865, 2008