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James L Vana

James L Vana

Practice areas:

Trademark Infringement, Trademark Application, Copyright Application

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Languages Spoken: German

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Trademark Infringement: 50%
    17 years, 100 cases
  2. Trademark Application: 40%
    19 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Copyright Application: 10%
    17 years, 50 cases

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Contact Info

Perkins Coie LLP

1201 3rd Ave Ste 4800
Seattle, WA, 98101-3266



WISuspended Olr Certification199903/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Washington School of Law2008 - 2011
Senior CounselFoley & Lardner1998 - 2003
Examining AttorneyU.S. Patent & Trademark Office1996 - 1998
AssociateGravel and Shea1993 - 1996


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington Lawyers for the ArtsBoard Member2011 - Present
American Bar Association, Committee on International Laws & TreatiesChairman2005 - 2007
Washington Lawyers for the ArtsStaff Attorney2005 - Present
American Bar Association, Section of Intellectual Property LawMemberN/A


Publication NameTitleDate
IPReviewWhat Constitutes Fraud in a Trademark Application or Registration?2010
ABA-IPL NewsletterCase Summary, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Samara Brothers, Inc.2000
Texas Intellectual Property Law JournalColor Trademarks1999
Trademark ReporterSingle Work Titles and Group, Artist or Author Names–Registrability Revisited1998


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of Law, BloomingtonLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of MichiganEnglish and GermanBA - Bachelor of Arts1987

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
TTAB Updates: Getting on Board with the Board's New Rule ChangesTTAB Updates: Getting on Board with the Board's New Rule Changes2008
How and Why to Register CopyrightsHow and Why to Register Copyrights2005
Content Protection from an IP Owner’s PerspectiveContent Protection from an IP Owner’s Perspective2005
Intellectual Property Basics for Performing ArtistsIntellectual Property Basics for Performing Artists2004
How and Why to Register CopyrightsHow and Why to Register Copyrights2004
Gray Market Goods–An OverviewGray Market Goods–An Overview2003