Anthony Malutta advises leading brand owners regarding the acquisition, use and enforcement of rights under trademark and copyright laws. He specializes in the strategic management of complex global trademark portfolios for household brands. Mr. Malutta has deep expertise advising clients in the technology, retail, and food product sectors.
Complementing Mr. Malutta's brand counseling is his significant experience litigating intellectual property disputes in federal courts, as well as before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Mr. Malutta also maintains an active practice counseling clients on issues related to the Internet, including the development of comprehensive on-line brand protection plans, resolving domain name disputes, and advising clients regarding DMCA and other takedown issues.
Mr. Malutta is Co-Leader of the Trademark & Copyright Team, a role he has held since 2010. During his tenure the Team achieved National Tier 1 prominence in multiple publications and was named Firm of the Year for Trademark Contentious (2017) and Non-Contentious (2016) by Managing Intellectual Property. The Team has grown to include over 100 dedicated trademark and copyright attorneys.
Mr. Malutta was recommended in the area of Trademark Litigation in 2012, 2013 and 2018 and for Non-Contentious Trademark Law in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 by Legal 500 US. He is listed in the 2018 and the six years immediately preceding editions of World Trademark Review 1000 – The World's Leading Trademark Professionals and in 2017, Mr. Malutta was described as "one of the three heads of the elite trademark and copyright team" at Kilpatrick Townsend and he is "a guiding light for major household names, he is particularly proficient at strategically managing global portfolios, but is also no stranger to enforcing and litigating on their behalf." Mr. Malutta was recognized as an "IP Star" in 2018 and the five years immediately preceding by Managing Intellectual Property magazine.
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Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D. (1997)
University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., Economics (1993)
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
Bar Association of San Francisco
California Lawyers for the Arts
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, Board of Directors
International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition
INTA Famous and Well Known Marks Committee, 2014-present; Member, U.S. Sub-Committee
INTA Anti-Counterfeiting Committee, 2010-2013; Member, China Sub-Committee
INTA Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Committee: Member, Western Competition Sub-Committee, 2000-2006; Chair, Western Competition SubCommittee, 2002-2003; Member, National Problem Sub-Committee, 2006-2009
San Francisco Intellectual Property Association
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