Worldwide Trademark Portfolio Management • Consulting with respect to Trademark and Copyright Issues • Handling Inter-Partes Proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board • Domain Name Disputes • Litigation Counseling •Mediation • Re-branding
Janice Housey, JD, has more than 20 years of experience in the field of trademarks and copyrights. Her practice includes counseling clients regarding trademarks, trade dress, domain names and copyrights. She advises emerging companies and established businesses in all aspects of trademark law. As part of her practice, she clears marks, prepares Trademark Office filings, assists in brand name development and protection strategies, and counsels in trademark infringement matters and domain name issues. In assisting clients, she routinely conducts audits of intellectual property portfolios and clients' web sites. In addition, Janice drafts and reviews a variety of agreements, including software and trademark licenses, and end user consent and settlement agreements. Through strategic global relationships with in-country counsel, Ms. Housey manages clients' worldwide trademark portfolios. She has had particular success in assisting clients with difficult trademark matters in Latin America.
In addition to her prosecution and licensing background, Janice has represented clients in oppositions, cancellations and appeals in over 100 proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and has represented clients in trademark infringement cases in various district courts. Janice has successfully recovered more than 100 domain names in dispute proceedings under ICANN's Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy.
Janice also brings mediation training and experience to Symbus. She is a certified mediator and was appointed to the INTA Panel of Neutrals in 2012.
Altadis U.S.A. Inc. v. Bacardi & Co. Ltd. (Opposition No. 91161729) TTAB 2006
TeachMeNow Inc v. General Physics Corporation (Case No. FA0011000095909) NAF 2000
Z-Tel Technologies, Inc., v. Domain Deluxe (Case No. D2001-1427) WIPO 2001
John Dewar & Sons Limited v. Roni Abou Jaoude and CRM Consulting (Case No. D2003-0175) WIPO 2003
Alberto-Culver Company -v- Balata.com LLC, Domain Name: , Nominet 2006
Alberto-Culver USA, Inc. v. Wan-Fu China, Ltd. (Case No. D2007-0717) WIPO 2007
St. Ives Laboratories, Inc. v. Mundiformacion, S.L. (SROW-469194) (Caso No. D2009-1518) WIPO 2009
Clearwire Legacy, LLC v. Leon Ganesh (Case No. D2010-0148) WIPO 2010
Representative Publications and Presentations:
Edited Features and Law and Practice content of INTA Bulletin, 2008-2012.
Edited Law and Practice (North and South America) content of the INTA Bulletin, 2006-2008.
Misstatement of First Use Date Is Not Faud, INTA Bulletin, May 2012
Pros and Cons of Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy Complaints for Domain Name Disputes, Roundtable Host, 2009 INTA Annual Meeting
Social Media Potential and Pitfall, Presenter, 2012 INTA Annual Meeting
Can We Speed This Up? Accelerated Case Resolution at the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Roundtable Host, 2012 INTA Annual Meeting
Court Admissions: Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia; District Court for the District of Colombia; Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Fourth Circuit
Member, Symbus Law Group, 2011 - present.
Bar Memberships: Virginia, District of Columbia.
Associations: International Trademark Association (Trademark Office Practice Committee 2012-present; chair of the INTA Bulletin Committee 2010-2012); appointed to INTA Panel of Neutrals (2012 - present)
Education: BA, International Relations, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA; JD, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.