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 is the Chair of the Firm’s Diversity Council (2011-Present), and previously served as Co-Chair of the Firm’s Intellectual Asset Acquisitions & Transactions team (2010-2013) and as a member of the Firm’s Shares Committee (2012) and Hiring Committee (2007-2013). In 2007, he was named firm-wide “Coach of the Year.”
Mr. Marti has been recognized as a 2013 "Super Lawyer” for Intellectual Property in Washington, D.C. by SuperLawyers magazine, and as one of the legal industry’s “Rising Stars” by Diversity & the Bar, the flagship publication of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association.
Professional & Community Activities
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.