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Gregory M. Krakau

Senior Attorney

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Greg’s practice focuses primarily on all aspects of trademark law, including litigation, opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, prosecution, enforcement, and transactional work, including intellectual property licensing and the IP portions of mergers and acquisitions.

He also has extensive experience in related fields such as right of publicity, unfair competition, and false advertising, and significant experience in virtually all other areas of intellectual property practice, including copyright prosecution and copyright, patent, and trade secret litigation. He has participated in many alternative dispute resolution proceedings, including both mediation and binding arbitration under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). In UDRP cases, Greg generally helps trademark owners recover domain names from cybersquatters.

Greg has represented clients across a wide variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals, healthcare, sporting goods, energy drinks, interactive gaming, semiconductors, online retailers, publishing, and education. He also enjoys representing entrepreneurs in the early stages of their business plans, as well as clients in the field of sports and entertainment.

He has lectured and written extensively on trademark topics including:

Greg’s article on the Federal Trademark Dilution Revision Act was published in the Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal, and his article on trademark protection for musical groups was published in Los Angeles Lawyer magazine.

Before attending law school, Greg worked for four years as a journalist, which helped him hone his writing and interrogation skills. He graduated from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, in 1993 with a B.A. in history. He graduated summa cum laude from The Ohio State University College of Law in 2000.

Greg Krakau

Practice Areas:
Trademark

Intellectual Property

Education:
Simpson College
The Ohio State University
  College of Law

Bar Admission:
California