Overview

Thomas W. Brooke litigates on behalf of and counsels clients on intellectual property matters 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.

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.

Experience

Credentials

Education
  • 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
Memberships
  • International Trademark Association, International Amicus Committee
  • International Trademark Association, past member North America Global Advisory Council
  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section, former Chair of Trademarks Division; past Member of Section Council
  • International Trademark Association (INTA), U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Subcommittee, Trademark Offices Practice Committee, past Chair
  • International Trademark Association, U.S. Legislation Committee, former Chair; Legislative Analysis Committee, former Vice Chair
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), Legislative Analysis Committee, past Co-Chair
  • 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, Political Action Committee, Co-Founder and INTA-PAC Board, former Chairman
  • 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
  • Who's Who Legal, Trademarks, 2016-2020
  • Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers magazine, 2013-2020
  • Top 50 Trademark Attorney, CSC® Trademark Insider® Annual Report, 2007
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated

Publications

Speaking Engagements

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