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WASHINGTON  - Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney continues to expand its DC office with the addition of David Kramer and John Nading as shareholders in its intellectual property section.  

“Growing our practice in Washington, DC is important to the firm’s national platform,” said Bassam Ibrahim, shareholder, co-chair of the firm’s intellectual property section, and chair of the firm’s trademark group. “David and John are excellent lawyers, and they are experienced in assisting companies at any stage and in a variety of industries with protecting their intellectual property. They will add significant depth to our IP bench, and we look forward to expanding relationships with clients across our full-service platform.”

“Buchanan’s focus on providing top-of-market IP services, together with its collaborative culture and flexible platform, are what attracted us to the firm,” said Kramer. “We look forward to working with this exceptional group of attorneys to deliver outstanding value while supporting clients on a global scale.”

Kramer's practice is focused on trademark, copyright, and media law with particularly deep experience in the fashion, retail, interactive entertainment, television, and financial services industries. He assists both mature and emerging companies on all aspects of brand development from inception through international expansion and beyond. Key areas of experience include strategic domestic and international trademark clearance and prosecution, brand development and protection, global trademark portfolio management, trademark and copyright enforcement and litigation, intellectual property licensing agreements and due diligence, domain name dispute resolution, intellectual property issues arising on the Internet and in social media, as well as pre-publication media review.

“David and I are excited to bring our complementary practices to Buchanan and to partner with our colleagues to further strengthen the firm’s IP practice,” said Nading. “We are aligned with Buchanan on its commitment to providing industry-leading legal and business advice.”

Nading partners with clients to protect and enforce their valuable brands. Focusing his practice on trademarks and copyrights, and related intellectual property matters, including unfair competition, false advertising, right of publicity, and new media, Nading leads cases throughout the country in federal court and before the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. He has also led multi-pronged litigation around the world as part of global disputes. As part of litigation, Nading provides counseling, including as to the selection, adoption, and use of trademarks, and domestic and international trademark procurement and enforcement. He represents clients from all industries, including finance, consumer products, beverage, healthcare, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, fashion, food and restaurant, art, and non-profits.

Buchanan’s intellectual property section is a collaborative team of more than 60 attorneys and other professionals, many of whom possess advanced degrees in science and technology – in such fields as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, electrical and computer science, mechanical and materials science. Many have served as examiners in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and have worked in industry as scientists, engineers, and in-house IP legal counsel. Clients range from global Fortune 500 companies and large universities to individual inventors and entrepreneurs.