901 New York Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001
+1 202 408 4161
National Practice Area Star
Doug (Chip) Rettew is frequently touted as one of the nation’s top trademark lawyers. He has established himself as a trademark practitioner who not only knows how to litigate, but how to efficiently and effectively try the cases that go the distance—before both judges and juries alike. Doug litigates cases involving a broad range of issues, including trademarks, false advertising, publicity rights, unfair competition, trade dress, design patents, and domain names.
Doug has first-chair jury and bench trial and appellate experience and has argued appeals before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal, Fourth, Eighth, and Eleventh Circuits. He also litigates before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). Doug has significant experience in obtaining (and defeating) temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions, including those involving counterfeiting and ex parte seizures. He previously served as leader of the firm’s trademark, copyright, and advertising group and on the firm’s compensation committee, and is currently on the firm’s management committee.
Doug has been recognized in World Trademark Review WTR 1000 as “[o]ne of the best litigators in the country with an unbelievable success rate.” He has also been recognized as a WIPR Leader for trademarks in the U.S. by World IP Review; ranked among top U.S. trademark lawyers in Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Trademark Law Practitioners since 2016; recognized as a Star Lawyer by Acritas Stars™; and recognized by International Law Office (ILO) and Lexology’s Client Choice Awards for excellent client service in the area of trademarks.
Updated Aug 2022