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Brian R. Westley
+1 202 408 4182

901 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001-4413

+1 202 408 4000
Fax +1 202 408 4400

Bar and Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, E.D. Virginia


  • American University, Washington College of Law
    J.D., cum laude, 2012
  • James Madison University
    B.S., Journalism, 2000

Brian R. Westley


Brian Westley focuses on copyright and trademark law. He is extensively involved with brand management and protection, including counseling clients on the selection, clearance, prosecution, registration, and enforcement of marks in the United States and abroad. His practice also includes drafting and advising clients on licensing and freelance agreements, website terms of use and privacy matters, and Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) compliance. In addition, Mr. Westley is involved with various litigations before the federal district courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

As part of his pro bono work, he teaches a copyright class at Finnegan for the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts.


  • Served as editor-in-chief of the American University Law Review, 2011-2012.
  • Interned at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press in 2010 and the Federal Communications Commission in 2011.
  • Worked as a journalist for nine years prior to attending law school, serving as national broadcast editor, Mid-Atlantic Bureau supervisor, and reporter with The Associated Press.

Professional Activities

  • Copyright Society of the United States of America
  • International Trademark Association

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