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James (Jim) Vana

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Partner

Jim Vana, a partner in the firm's Trademark & Copyright practice, provides a full range of counseling, prosecution, portfolio management, enforcement and dispute resolution services to clients in several different fields. Jim has developed particular skill in administrative trademark and domain name disputes, as well as copyright registration and registration of colors and other non-traditional trademarks.

Jim is active in several industry associations and has served on the editorial board of the Trademark Reporter and as chair of several committees for the ABA Intellectual Property Section. Jim is a regular speaker on trademark and copyright matters, and has published several articles.

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized in the World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, 2014
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 - Present: Copyright Law
  • Recognized as an IP Star by Managing IP, 2013

Professional Leadership

  • Washington Lawyers for the Arts Legal Clinic, Staff Attorney and Former Board Member
  • American Bar Association, Section of Intellectual Property Law, former Chair for numerous committees

Related Employment

  • University of Washington School of Law, Adjunct Professor, 2007 - present
  • Foley & Lardner, LLP, Milwaukee, WI, Associate and Senior Counsel, 1998 - 2004
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Washington, D.C., Attorney, 1996 - 1998
  • Gravel and Shea, PC, Burlington, VT, Associate, 1993 - 1996

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law, J.D., 1993
  • University of Michigan, A.B., English and German, 1987

Bar Admissions

  • Washington

Languages

  • German