Danny Marti is the Managing Partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Marti concentrates his practice on the protection, management, and enforcement of intellectual property assets in the United States and abroad. He advises clients in connection with domestic and international trademark portfolio management, licensing, and other intellectual property-based transactions.
He has represented clients in a wide range of cases involving trademarks, false advertising, unfair competition, copyrights, trade secrets, cybersquatting and computer fraud and abuse matters before various U.S. federal courts, as well as the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
Mr. Marti served as Chair of the Firm’s Diversity Council (from 2009 to August 2013), as well as Co-Chair of the Firm’s Intellectual Asset Acquisitions & Transactions team (from 2010-2013) and as a member of the Firm’s Shares Committee (2012 and 2014) and Hiring Committee (2007-2013). In 2007, he was named the firm-wide “Coach of the Year.”
Mr. Marti has been repeatedly recognized as a "Super Lawyer” for Intellectual Property in Washington, D.C. by Super Lawyers magazine, and as an “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. Mr. Marti has been named in the National Law Journal's prestigious list of "40 Under 40," which recognizes private, government and public interest advocacy attorneys—each 40 or under—who are leaders in the law. Previously, Mr. Marti was profiled as one of only four national “Rising Stars” by Diversity & the Bar, the flagship publication of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. Mr. Marti is AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*
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Professional & Community Activities
Mr. Marti serves on the Board for the American Cancer Society’s National Capital Region Corporate Council, and is a member of the ACS Council’s Finance Committee.
International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Internet Committee, Registration Practice and DNS Administration Subcommittee (2008-2010) and the Legislation & Regulatory Analysis Committee, Latin America & Caribbean Subcommittee (2004-2006).
Legal Adviser to the Gorilla Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to the preservation, protection and well-being of gorillas, including through interspecies communication research and education. The Foundation was established in 1976 and is best known for its groundbreaking work with two western lowland gorillas, Koko and Michael, who were taught to become fluent in American Sign Language. (See www.koko.org.).
Appointed by Miami-Dade Mayor Alex Penalas to Miami-Dade Community Relations Board (CRB). As a member of the CRB in 2000, prior to his move to Washington, D.C., Mr. Marti served as an advisor to the Mayor, Board of County Commissioners and the County administration on issues impacting intergroup relations, and worked to foster mutual understanding, tolerance and respect among all economic, social, religious and ethnic groups in South Florida.