Christine James focuses her practice on domestic and international brand management. She helps clients determine the availability of trademarks, develop and implement appropriate trademark registration programs, monitor and enforce trademark rights, and leverage the goodwill of trademarks through licensing. Ms. James regularly advises clients embarking on extensive domestic and international trademark protection programs. She counsels, coordinates and oversees numerous international contentious proceedings. She serves as a principal editor of the Country Guides, an electronic publication of the International Trademark Association which is used by many trademark owners and practitioners around the world as a ready reference on international trademark law and practice.
Ms. James was recognized in 2024 and the seven years immediately preceding by The Best Lawyers in America® for Trademark Law. In 2018 and the five years immediately preceding, she was recommended by Legal 500 US in the area of Non-Contentious Trademark Law. Ms. James was recognized as a leading national trademark practitioner in the 2024 and the eight immediately preceding editions of World Trademark Review 1000 – The World's Leading Trademark Professionals.
Christine provides tailor-made and business-savvy domestic and international solutions to a variety of companies across a broad range of industries on matters involving brand strategy, trademark clearance, portfolio management, due diligence, licensing, and enforcement. Clients include:
- a worldwide provider of materials science solutions in the adhesive and retail solutions sectors;
- a global beverage company;
- an international apparel design and sourcing company with prominent lifestyle brands;
- a national, diversified media company;
- a well-recognized provider of a full line of industrial automation products;
- an international environmental consulting company;
- a global industrial sealing solutions company;
- an international industrial consortium, and its affiliate companies in the electrical, wire and cable, and food industries.
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Duke University J.D. (1998)
Duke University LL.M. (1998)
Brown University M.A. (1990) Architectural History
Sewanee: University of the South B.A. (1988) summa cum laude
New York (2000)
Country Guides: Essential Information on Trademark Protection Worldwide, electronic publication of The International Trademark Association (INTA), Principal Editor
INTA Special Project Advisory Board Member
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