Andrew N. Downer

Professional Biography

Every lawyer needs a good mentor. Andrew Downer is fortunate to have many.

The first was his father, who has practiced law for more than 40 years. "While I am a relatively young attorney," Downer says, "I have had the pleasure and privilege of watching my father work, and learning from his experience."

That background provided Downer with a solid foundation for his own practice, where he works among attorneys with extensive IP law experience. "At Pattishall, my mentors are the lawyers who have played an important role in shaping trademark law for many years," Downer adds. "The fact that we have so many true experts in the field to use as resources is what sets us apart from our competitors."

Now an IP expert in his own right, Downer helps companies move through all the necessary steps to secure their brand assets--from search and clearance to trademark registration, policing and enforcement, and litigation in the event that a conflict arises.

Downer has experience handling all aspects of trademark litigation, as well as trademark licensing and due diligence, preventing counterfeiting, protecting domain names, and developing and protecting brands. He's represented clients in a broad spectrum of industries: automobiles, consumer durables and apparel, retailing, hotels, restaurants and leisure, food, and beverage, capital goods, and technology.

Downer recently helped a major auto parts company go after a business selling counterfeit auto parts. The result was the conviction of the business owner for felony trademark counterfeiting and a substantial settlement for his client.

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