Dawn Rudenko is a member of the firm's Litigation and Intellectual Property Practice. Ms. Rudenko focuses her practice on U.S. and foreign trademark prosecution, U.S. copyright prosecution, trademark, counterfeit goods, copyright, patent, trade dress litigation opinion work licensing, due diligence investigations in merger and acquisitions (M&A) deals, privacy rights, cybersecurity as it relates to intellectual property (IP), and U.S. Customs and Border Protection recordation. Ms. Rudenko also manages global IP portfolios and counsels clients on brand protection, procurement, management and enforcement of IP rights worldwide.
Ms. Rudenko's clients span a range of industries, including financial services, consumer products, cosmetics, food and beverage, automotive, textile and apparel, media and entertainment, information technology, computer software and hardware, telecommunications, pharmaceutical and healthcare. Through this broad industry exposure, Ms. Rudenko has become adept in meeting her clients' needs regardless of the industry or business focus.
Ms. Rudenko routinely acts as legal counselor and advisor in the 1) maintenance and enforcement of client trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets in the U.S. and abroad, including acquisition and sale of rights, clearance and fair use; 2) advertising and branding strategies; 3) negotiation and drafting of trademark, copyright and patent licenses and other intellectual property-related agreements; 4) M&A and IP due diligence; 5) freedom to operate analyses and competitive landscape analyses; 6) Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) claim substantiation compliance; and 7) the management and monetization of intellectual property portfolios.
Ms. Rudenko is a seasoned litigator who has represented clients at bench and jury trials – both offense and defense – throughout the U.S., before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Ms. Rudenko's litigation and counseling experience involves an expansive array of products and technologies, including clothing designs, textiles, packaged food and shelf-stable beverage products, cosmetics, radio frequency identification systems, high performance tires, global positioning systems, dental implants and abutments, search engine software utilizing collaborative and content-based filtering, immunoassay screen tests, solid surface materials, computer jukebox systems, financial trading and brokering software systems, and teleconferencing systems.
Ms. Rudenko devotes a significant part of her practice to pro bono counseling and enforcement with a focus on civil and children's rights and protection.
Ms. Rudenko's representative litigation matters include the following:
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