Thomas W. Brooke is an intellectual property attorney in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., office. Mr. Brooke handles matters ranging from serving as litigation counsel in major intellectual property disputes across the globe, to initial counseling and trademark selection, copyright and trademark registration around the world, licensing and technology transfers. Related matters include drafting and interpreting agreements regarding ownership and use of names, images, photographs, software, trade secrets, music and other intellectual property. His clients are located all over the world and range from large and small businesses, associations and trade groups to entrepreneurial individuals.

Mr. Brooke ranks among the most prolific filers of U.S. trademark applications, and has strong relationships within the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In 2016, the International Trademark Association (INTA) asked him to serve a two-year stint as chair of the association's U.S. Trademark Office Practices Committee, working directly with the U.S. Commissioner of Trademarks and other top-level staff at the USPTO. In addition, he currently serves on the INTA's Internet Committee, working to craft worldwide policy on domain name abuse. He previously served as chair of the INTA's U.S. Legislation Committee, where he helped craft the Federal Anticybersquatting Piracy Act (ACPA) and the Federal Trademark Dilution Act (FTDA).

Mr. Brooke regularly appears in federal courts across the country, having successfully obtained favorable judgments in a wide variety of jurisdictions. He counsels clients to seek reasonable settlements, but when tenacious advocacy becomes necessary, clients are glad to have him as their counsel. He has successfully obtained judgments in favor of clients at trial and at hearings on preliminary injunction motions in several jurisdictions in the U.S. and abroad.

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

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

Representative Experience


  • William & Mary Law School, J.D.
  • College of William & Mary, B.A., Government
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
Court Admissions
  • All State Courts in Virginia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
    • International Amicus Committee
    • Emerging Issues Committee
    • North America Global Advisory Council, Past Member
    • S. Patent and Trademark Office Subcommittee
    • Trademark Offices Practice Committee, Former Chair
    • Political Action Committee, Co-Founder
    • INTA-PAC Board, Former Chairman
    • S. Legislation Committee, Former Chair
    • Legislative Analysis Committee, Former Vice Chair
  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section, former Chair of Trademarks Division; past Member of Section Council
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), Legislative Analysis Committee, Former Co-Chair
  • Virginia State Bar, Intellectual Property Section, Board of Directors, Past Member
  • District of Columbia Bar, Intellectual Property Section, Past Board Member
  • William & Mary Law School Association, Former Board Member
  • The Founder Institute, Past Mentor
  • Scoutmaster, Boy Scout Troop 128, McLean Virginia
  • 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, former Coach
Honors & Awards
  • Top Author, Trademarks, JD Supra Readers' Choice Awards, 2023
  • Who's Who Legal, Trademarks, 2016-2022
  • Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers magazine, 2013-2022
  • Holland & Knight Pro Bono All-Star, 2020, 2021
  • Top 50 Trademark Attorney, CSC® Trademark Insider® Annual Report, 2007
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated


Speaking Engagements