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 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, a 2013 “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property magazine, and in 2012, as one of 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.*

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

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.

Education

  • Emory University School of Law, J.D. (1999)
  • Georgetown University, B.A. (1996)
    with honors (Honors thesis written under the mentorship of U.N. Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick)

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia

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Experience Highlights

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. v. Payless Shoesource Inc.
The firm served as lead counsel asserting American Eagle Outfitters’ trademarks and obtained a preliminary injunction relative to advertising more
Masterfile Corporation v. Development Partners Inc.
Served as lead counsel for Masterfile Corporation, a stock photography licensing company, in copyright infringement litigation against a company that more
$300 million merger between First Financial Holdings, Inc. and SCBT Financial Corporation
Represented First Financial Holdings, Inc. in a merger with SCBT Financial Corporation. The $300 million transaction combines two of South Carolina’s more
Holdover franchisee and non-compete matter for a coffee franchisor
Lead trial counsel for a coffee franchisor in holdover franchisee and covenant not to compete case. The firm obtained substantial monetary settlement more