Anthony J. Malutta

Two Embarcadero Center Suite 1900, San Francisco, CA USA 94111


“On the prosecution and portfolio management side, the firm has a star in San Francisco in Anthony Malutta, who provides gold-standard guidance to technology, retail and food businesses. He co-leads the trademark and copyright team and has been instrumental in its ascent to absolute powerhouse status.” World Trademark Review 1000 – The World's Leading Trademark Professionals (2021).

Anthony Malutta advises leading brand owners regarding the acquisition, use and enforcement of rights under trademark and copyright laws. He specializes in the strategic management of complex global trademark portfolios for household brands. Mr. Malutta counsels clients in the technology, retail, and food product sectors. Complementing Anthony’s brand counseling is his significant experience litigating intellectual property disputes in federal courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Anthony is Co-Leader of the Trademark & Copyright Team, which is recognized as one of the nation’s leading trademark practices. During his tenure the Team doubled to over 125 dedicated trademark and copyright attorneys, achieved National Top Tier prominence in multiple publications, and was named Firm of the Year for Trademark Contentious (2017) and Non-Contentious (2016, 2019) by Managing Intellectual Property.

Anthony is recognized by many publications as one of the nation’s top trademark lawyers:

·The Best Lawyers in America®, Trademark Law (2020-2024)

·Legal 500 US, Non-Contentious Trademark Law (2014-2023); Trademark Litigation (2012, 2013, 2018, 2022 and 2023)

·Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property Law (2020-2022)

·World Trademark Review 1000 – The World's Leading Trademark Professionals (2012-2024)

· World IP Review "Trademark Leader" (2023)

·"IP Star" (2013-2023)


Santa Clara University School of Law J.D. (1997)

University of California, Santa Barbara B.A. (1993) Economics



Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

U.S. Supreme Court

Professional & Community Activities

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

Bar Association of San Francisco

Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, Board of Directors; Member, Finance Committee

INTA Law Firm Committee, 2019-Present

INTA Famous and Well-Known Marks Committee, 2014-2019; Member, U.S. Sub-Committee

INTA Anti-Counterfeiting Committee, 2010-2013; Member, China Sub-Committee

INTA Leadership Committee, 2024-2025

INTA Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Committee: Member, Western Competition Sub-Committee, 2000-2006; Chair, Western Competition SubCommittee, 2002-2003; Member, National Problem Sub-Committee, 2006-2009

MARQUES (the association of European brand owners), IP Emerging Issues Team, 2019-Present

San Francisco Intellectual Property Association

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