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Middle-Market M&A Award Finalist
Robert B. Burlingame
Bob Burlingame is a member of the law firm's Intellectual Property practice and is located in the San Francisco office. His practice covers all facets of trademark protection and practice (including policing, litigation, counseling, clearance, prosecution and registration, licensing and due diligence), as well as Internet, copyright and complex transactional matters, for clients in all industries.
Mr. Burlingame is a frequent speaker and author on intellectual property issues and has led numerous workshops and presentations for a wide array of organizations, including Thomson Reuters, Practising Law Institute (PLI), Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), CLE International, the International Trademark Association (INTA), UC Davis Extension, and the International Wine Law Association (AIDV).
Mr. Burlingame also brings to his intellectual property and transactional practice a background in corporate law and civil litigation.
- Middle-Market M&A Award, Consumer and Retail Products—Finalist, M&A Advisor (2008)
International Trademark Association - Non-Traditional Marks Committee - U.S. Subcommittee; Association Internationale des Juristes du Droit de la Vigne et du Vin (AIDV – International Wine Lawyers Association); American Bar Association; San Francisco Bar Association
U.S. District Court, Northern and Central Districts of California
“Legal Aspects of Controlling Your Brand”, 22nd Annual UC Davis/OIV Wine Marketing Program, July 16, 2013
“Trademarks in Regulated Industries”, International Trademark Association, San Francisco, April 10, 2013
“Trademark Protection in the Wine Industry”, Berkeley Law - Wine Law course, November 13, 2012
“Trademark Law for Attorneys: 2012 Perspective”, Webinar: Knowledge Congress, August, 30, 2012
“Naming Your Company: Product, Branding and Trademark Basics”, Webinar, Startup America, June 19, 2012
“The Trademark Office Comes to California”, State Bar of California Intellectual Property Section Conference, April 2011
“Trademarks-What's New”, CLE International's Wine, Beer & Spirits Law Conference, October 2010