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University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D., 1999.
Boston University, B.S., B.A., cum laude, 1993.
Gail Abbas’s intellectual property practice focuses on brand development and protection, with an emphasis in trademark prosecution and enforcement.
Ms. Abbas’s trademark prosecution practice includes counseling on trademark use and brand development and securing trade and service marks for business and product names and logos. After assisting clients in developing an overarching domestic and international registration strategy, Ms. Abbas performs the necessary trademark availability and clearance searches prior to registration. For protection outside the United States, she advises on whether to file a Madrid Protocol application, a foreign national application, or an application to register a mark in the European Union. She has managed domestic and international portfolios consisting of as many as 5,000 trademarks for clients across diverse industries, including lawn and garden, health and fitness, food and beverage, vitamins and dietary supplements, apparel and other consumer goods, payroll and other financial services, and computer software and hardware.
In the area of trademark enforcement, Ms. Abbas assists clients in the development of tailored enforcement strategies that match their markets and needs. To protect clients’ brands in the United States, she has prosecuted trademark actions in federal courts and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She has also brought enforcement actions in a number of foreign jurisdictions.
Ms. Abbas also is active in the pro bono community, having successfully represented indigent individuals in successful immigration and guardianship cases.
Contributing Author, “Cable Television Law 2001: Competition In Video, Internet & Telephony, 642 PLI/Pat,” Practicing Law Institute, March-April 2001.
Contributing Author, “Intellectual Property Issues on the Internet,” “Defamation, Right of Privacy, Right of Publicity and the Internet,” “Personal Jurisdiction and Related Issues,” in The Law of The Internet, National Business Institute, 2001.
Admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. District Court in the Northern and Central Districts of California as well as the Supreme Court of California.
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