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ABOUT DUNNER LAW

We are not your typical law firm; we work in a brownstone in historic Georgetown on a pretty cobblestone street with trolley tracks. Our clients don’t pay for fancy marbled walls and expensively leased space. We appreciate our clients’ business needs and demands, and we practice accordingly.

LISA DUNNER

Managing partner

202.298.6002

Lisa is Managing Partner at Dunner Law and past Chair of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL). She is recognized as one of the world’s top 250 women in IP and in “World Trademark Review 1000” as one of the top 1000 trademark attorneys in the world. She was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce in 2016 to serve a 3-year term as a member of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Public Advisory Committee and to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for IP and Director of the USPTO. Lisa’s practice focus is on strategic counseling related to a wide variety of trademark, unfair competition, false advertising, copyright, e-commerce and transactional matters. Formerly a partner at McDermott Will & Emery, Lisa has extensive experience in protection and enforcement of intellectual property and unfair competition rights for domestic and international issues.

She regularly counsels clients on best practices related to IP asset protection and management, finding efficient and strategic ways to maximize and manage IP assets. She also has significant experience in handling opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, litigation disputes in state and federal court, and contract negotiation and disputes. Lisa has testified before the U.S. Congress House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary, regarding the U.S. Copyright Office, Its Function and Resources, and she has spoken and written on numerous other occasions on trademark and copyright issues. Lisa is Founding Editor-in-Chief of the ABA IPL’s flagship IP magazine, Landslide. Lisa is a former touring professional tennis player and achieved world rankings in both singles and doubles. She enjoys playing tennis, golf, hiking and rescuing animals.

ADAM sikich

Senior Counsel

202.298.6322

Adam is a Senior Counsel at Dunner Law, and he regularly counsels clients on the selection, clearance, protection, and enforcement of trademarks and copyrights throughout the world. He has extensive experience in managing clients’ portfolios, and he represents clients in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, conducts intellectual property audits, and prepares intellectual property protection protocols for Dunner Law’s clients. Adam also counsels in the areas of false advertising, trade secrets, open source, and enforcement of IP rights on the Internet, including representing clients in domain name disputes, social media IP infringements, domain name monitoring, illegal streaming and downloading, drafting web site legal policies, ensuring compliance with DMCA provisions, and drafting domain name policies.

Adam has extensive transactional experience, including drafting and negotiating work-for-hire, joint development, partnership, hosting and website development, publishing, copyright permissions, IP settlement, licenses, assignments and non-disclosure agreements. Adam is a die-hard Chicago White Sox, a Star Wars aficionado, and the world’s greatest t-ball coach.

CONNIE boutsikaris

associate

202.298.6009

Connie is an Associate at Dunner Law, and her practice focus is on protection and enforcement of matters related to trademarks, false advertising, unfair competition, and copyright. She regularly conducts domestic and international trademark clearance searches, renders use and registrability opinions, and prosecutes trademark and copyright applications throughout the world. Connie handles a variety of copyright and trademark disputes, including domain name issues, proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and litigation matters.

Prior to joining Dunner Law, Connie worked at the U.S. Copyright Office, where she drafted Copyright Office Review Board final administrative determinations, and she assisted the General Counsel in § 1201 exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Connie was a Production Editor of the CommLaw Conspectus: The Journal of Communications Law and Policy, where she authored the Comment, The Rise of Copyright Trolls in a Digital Information Economy: New Litigation Business Strategies and Their Impact on Innovation, 20 COMMLAW CONSPECTUS 391 (2012). Connie is fluent in Greek and conversational in Spanish.