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David M. Kramer

David M. Kramer


Trademark Practice Group Co-Leader

Washington, DC

How David Helps Clients

David’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.

For over 15 years, David has assisted 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 works with apparel clients and others in the anti-counterfeiting space, focusing on areas such as customs recordal, investigation and product acquisition, and trademark enforcement. He coordinates international efforts with a special focus in China.

With a background in computer science and English literature, David has a deep-rooted interest in the intersection of technology, media and the law.

Awards and Recognition

  • The Legal 500 United States
  • Recommended, Trademarks: Non-Contentious (including Prosecution, Portfolio Management and Licensing) (2022)
  • WTR1000, Bronze - Individuals: prosecution and strategy (2022 - 2024)
  • Super Lawyers, Washington, DC Rising Star (2017, 2018)

What Clients Can Expect

David collaborates closely with clients to ensure that their strategic goals are met. Acting as a central point of contact for projects of any scale, David understands the needs of his clients and strives to mitigate the pressure points that can distract from efforts to achieve big-picture business objectives. David delivers concise, practical advice that allows clients to execute creative, forward-thinking global strategies efficiently and effectively.

Brands serve a critical role in connecting businesses to their customers. Helping clients develop, expand and protect these relationships is central to my practice.

Proof Points

  • Represented global apparel company in connection with management of worldwide trademark and copyright strategy, including strategic portfolio development and IP enforcement matter.
  • Represented global video game developer and publisher in connection with all IP aspects of game development, marketing, and distribution.
  • Represented financial institution with diverse lines of business in connection with brand development and protection, trademark portfolio management and trademark enforcement.
  • Represented various television and new media production companies in connection with title and entertainment clearance matters, as well as pre-publication content review and contractual support.