Thomas W. Brooke

Partner
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Thomas W. Brooke litigates and counsels clients on intellectual property and related issues. He has appeared in federal court all over the United States and managed litigation for clients in every major country. Mr. Brooke handles matters involving trademark, copyright, trade secret and patent litigation, U.S. and foreign trademark and copyright protection and drafts license and technology transfer agreements. He regularly files and prosecutes new U.S. and international trademark applications and maintains and monitors registrations in the U.S. and around the world. While serving as the chair of the International Trademark Association's U.S. Legislation Committee, Mr. Brooke helped craft the Federal Anti-Cyber Piracy Act and the Federal Trademark Dilution statute. He is a member of the firm's task force on electronic discovery.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Brooke worked on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., as a legislative assistant to Sen. John McCain of Arizona and Rep. Frank R. Wolf of Virginia.

Mr. Brooke frequently speaks at legal education seminars sponsored by groups, such as the International Trademark Association, the American Bar Association's Section of Intellectual Property Law, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the D.C. Bar, the Intellectual Property Law Institute of Canada and the Law Education Institute, on topics ranging from U.S. trademark legislation, trade dress law, copyright law, litigation strategy, international trademark protection and legal ethics.

Honors & Awards

  • Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers magazine, 2013, 2014
  • Top 50 Trademark Attorney, CSC® Trademark Insider® Annual Report, 2007
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated

Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section, former Chair of Trademarks Division; past Member of Section Council
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), Legislative Analysis Committee, past Co-Chair
  • International Trademark Association (INTA), Trademark Offices Practice Committee
  • The Founder Institute, Mentor
  • Virginia State Bar, past Member, Board of Directors, Intellectual Property Section
  • District of Columbia Bar, Intellectual Property Section; past Board Member
  • William & Mary Law School Association, former Board Member
  • International Trademark Association, U.S. Legislation Committee, former Chair; Legislative Analysis Committee, former Vice Chair
  • International Trademark Association, Political Action Committee, co-founder and INTA-PAC Board, former Chairman
  • Arlington Committee of 100, former Chair
  • Arlingtonians for a Better Community, former Recording Secretary
  • Boy Scouts of America, National Capital Area Council, Executive Board, former member
  • Vanguard Services Unlimited, Inc., Board of Directors, former member
  • Arlington United Way, Advisory Board, former member
  • McLean Youth Soccer coach