Anna B. Naydonov
Anna Naydonov’s practice focuses on trademark and false advertising litigation. She routinely litigates high-stakes cases for some of the world’s most renowned brands before federal trial and appellate courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Ms. Naydonov has worked on winning appellate briefs, requests for injunctive relief, class certification briefs, and represented clients in jury and TTAB trials.
Strategic portfolio management and enforcement counseling is an important part of Ms. Naydonov’s practice. She serves key roles in managing extensive trademark enforcement portfolios for well-known brands, including in the apparel and food/beverage industries.
- Ass Armor, LLC v. Under Armour, Inc. (S.D. Fla.). Prevailed in a bench trial for Under Armour, securing a consent judgment acknowledging fame of UNDER ARMOUR, ARMOUR, and other ARMOUR-formative marks and a permanent injunction against use of ASS ARMOR on snowboarding shorts.
- Ono v. Head (C.D. Cal.). Secured a denial of class certification in a high-profile false advertising case involving advertising by Head of its “tour” line rackets in connection with some of the world’s most famous professional players.
- Nuance v. ABBYY (N.D. Cal). Prevailed in jury trial, obtaining verdict that the plaintiff’s asserted family of software packaging designs was unprotectable.
- Roshen v. Ferrero S.p.A. (TTAB). Prevailed in two actions before the TTAB for Roshen, a major Ukrainian candy maker; successfully defended Roshen against claims by Ferrero of likelihood of confusion and dilution between the FERRERO ROCHER/ROCHER and ROSHEN marks.
- H-D Michigan LLC v. Hellenic Duty Free Shops S.A. (7th Cir.). Secured victory for Harley-Davidson on three consolidated appeals, affirming temporary restraining order, preliminary injunction, and preliminary anti-suit injunction against a former licensee.
- Arredondo v. Arredondo (2d Cir.). Assisted in securing appellate victory for the owner of a major self-storage business in case involving ownership rights in the WESTY trademark.
- Rolls-Royce, PLC v. United Technologies Corp. (E.D. Va.). Participated in a patent infringement suit on behalf of UTC; helped obtain summary judgment of non-infringement and confidential settlement.
- Argued and obtained a temporary restraining order and later negotiated a favorable settlement agreement for a client in a landlord/tenant case as part of pro bono work.
- Recognized as a Washington, D.C. "Rising Star" in Intellectual Property Litigation, Super Lawyers published by Thomson Reuters, 2014-2016.
- Ranked as a "Rising Star" by Legal Media Group since 2015.
- Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition GMUSL Team, Winner of the 2009 Mid-Atlantic Super-Regional Competition
- George Mason University School of Law Intellectual Property Law Society, vice-president of speakers
- Coauthor. "Standing Ground: An Analysis of Territoriality in U.S. Trademark Law," World Trademark Review, Oct./Nov. 2013.
- Coauthor. "Trademark Owners and Internet Platforms Decide They Are Stronger Together than Apart," IP Litigator, July/Aug. 2011.
- Coauthor. "Haute Couture v Casual Corner: The Epic Battle of Style," Intellectual Property Magazine, May 2011.
- Coauthor. "If It Quacks Like a Duck...It Just Might Be a Trademark," ABA Landslide, July/Aug. 2010.
- Coauthor. "Losing Grip on the FRISBEE," IPFrontline.com, April 12, 2010.
- Coauthor. "The Greenwashing Effect: Americans Are Becoming Eco-Cynical," E-Commerce Times, Jan. 29, 2009.
- Coauthor. "Goodbye Big Logos Hello Snazzy Packaging," Global Cosmetic Industry, Jan. 2009.