The National Law Journal honored McGuireWoods partner Brad Newberg in its 2017 Intellectual Property Trailblazers issue as a leader in patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret law.
Newberg has first-chaired nearly 100 copyright and trademark cases in federal courts and dozens more before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, including many involving the music, entertainment and software industries. He also counsels clients on Internet-related legal matters and social media strategies.
Newberg, based in the firm’s Tysons, Virginia, office, writes and speaks frequently on cutting-edge intellectual property issues. Leading journalists seek him out for comment on issues as diverse as legislation empowering the president to appoint the nation’s copyright register; the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s ability to deny offensive trademarks; and whether a selfie taken by a monkey or the Klingon language from Star Trek are subject to IP protection.
McGuireWoods’ intellectual property lawyers represent clients from virtually every sector of the global economy, providing comprehensive solutions to help individuals and companies develop and protect creative, technological and business innovations. Among its numerous honors, the firm was recognized for its intellectual property litigation prowess in 2016’s BTI Litigation Outlook based on feedback from corporate counsel.