Overview

Christine James focuses her practice on domestic and international brand management. She helps clients determine the availability of trademarks, develop and implement appropriate trademark registration programs, monitor and enforce trademark rights, and leverage the goodwill of trademarks through licensing. Ms. James regularly advises clients embarking on extensive domestic and international trademark protection programs. She counsels, coordinates and oversees numerous international contentious proceedings. She serves as a principal editor of the Country Guides, an electronic publication of the International Trademark Association which is used by many trademark owners and practitioners around the world as a ready reference on international trademark law and practice.

Ms. James was recognized in 2020 and the three years immediately preceding by The Best Lawyers in America® for Trademark Law. In 2018 and the five years immediately preceding, she was recommended by Legal 500 US in the area of Non-Contentious Trademark Law. Ms. James was recognized as a leading national trademark practitioner in 2019 and the three years immediately preceding editions of World Trademark Review 1000 – The World's Leading Trademark Professionals.

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Experience

Provides brand strategy, trademark clearance, portfolio management, licensing assistance, and enforcement advice and assistance, both domestically and internationally, to a variety of companies across a broad range of industries, including:

- Oxford Industries, an apparel design and sourcing company with prominent lifestyle brands such as Tommy Bahama and Lilly Pulitzer;

- a renowned hotel and temporary residence company;

- a famous cosmetics and perfume company;

- a national, diversified media company;

- AutomationDirect.com Inc., a well-recognized provider of a full line of industrial automation products;

- Golder Associates, an international environmental consulting company;

- Flexitallic Investments Inc., a global industrial sealing solutions company;

- AXIS Capital Holdings, an international reinsurance services provider; and

- Xignux, a Mexican industrial consortium, and its affiliate companies in the electrical, wire and cable, and food industries.

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Education

Duke University, J.D. (1998)

Duke University, LL.M. (1998)

Brown University, M.A., Architectural History (1990)

Sewanee: University of the South, B.A. (1988) summa cum laude

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Admissions

Georgia (1998)

New York (2000)

Professional & Community Activities

Country Guides: Essential Information on Trademark Protection Worldwide, electronic publication of The International Trademark Association (INTA), Principal Editor

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