Trademark Counseling and Prosecution • Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Proceedings • Domain Name Disputes • International Trademark Portfolio Management • Copyright Prosecution and Counseling • Patent Counseling • Trademark, Copyright, Patent, False Advertising, and Trade Secret Litigation • Electronic Discovery • Intellectual Property Licensing • Intellectual Property Audits
Evan A. Raynes, JD, has over 20 years of intellectual property experience, with an emphasis on trademark counseling, prosecution, and litigation.
Evan has broad experience in all aspects of trademark counseling and prosecution, including domestic and foreign trademark clearance, portfolio management, licensing, and audits. He has prosecuted hundreds of domestic and foreign trademark applications for clients in a wide range of industries, including apparel, cosmetics, electronics, food and beverages, healthcare, medical devices, musical instruments, software, and steel. Evan has also counseled clients on numerous contract, copyright, domain name, false advertising, patent, privacy, right of publicity, social media, and trade secret issues.
In addition to his prosecution and counseling experience, Evan has substantial experience in intellectual property litigation. Evan has worked on a wide range of trademark, unfair competition, copyright, patent, and trade secret cases, including large cases for industry-leading companies. He has appeared before federal courts at the district court and appellate court levels, and has substantial experience handling opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Evan also has substantial experience handling domain name disputes before the World Intellectual Property Organization. Evan has broad experience in electronic discovery in all types of intellectual property litigation.
Prior to joining Symbus, Evan was a partner at the intellectual property law firm Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner and the general practice firm Roetzel & Andress.
Court Admissions: U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia, Northern District California, District of New Jersey, and Western District of Michigan.
Recent Publications: "Avoiding Trademark and Domain Name Scams," Symbus Blog; "The Effect of TTAB Proceedings on Federal Court Litigation," Symbus Blog; "Lack of Intent to Use - An Increasingly Common Weapon in Trademark Cases," Symbus Blog; "Declaratory Judgment Actions in Intellectual Property Cases," Symbus Blog (March 2016); "The Importance of E-Discovery in Trademark Litigation," Lexology (June 21, 2010).
Recent Presentations: "Introduction to Trade Secrets and Non-Disclosure Agreements," Alexandria, Virginia; "Hot Topics in Trademark and Copyright Litigation," Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio; "Strategic Trademark Counseling and Prosecution," Washington, D.C.
Honors and Awards: Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent. AV Preeminent is a certification mark used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies.
Member, Symbus Law Group, 2012 - present.
Bar Memberships: District of Columbia, California.
Associations: American Bar Association, Section on Intellectual Property Law; District of Columbia Bar, Intellectual Property Law Section; State Bar of California, Intellectual Property Section; International Trademark Association; American Intellectual Property Law Association.
Education: B.G.S., University of Michigan, History and Political Science; M.A., University of Michigan, History; J.D., George Washington University Law School.