Margaret A. Esquenet

Margaret A. Esquenet Copyright & Trademark Attorney Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner Washington, DC
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Focusing on U.S. and global copyright, advertising, and trademark law, Margaret Esquenet brings a holistic, business-first approach to legal issues. Advising clients across industries—from consumer goods and media companies to tech firms and pharmaceutical manufacturers—she provides legal counsel across all media, in all facets of branding, advertising, and marketing. 

In addition to an active licensing and counseling practice, Margaret serves as first chair in federal, state, and administrative TTAB litigations, both advocating for clients’ creative efforts and defending them against allegations of infringement and false advertising. She also advises clients regarding emerging issues on social media platforms, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and Copyright Office registration practices, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and National Advertising Division issues, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection enforcement. Margaret is experienced in First Amendment and media rights and has been tapped as an intellectual property legal expert for National Public Radio and Bloomberg BNA stories. Margaret is an America’s Women in Business Law Best in Copyright Award winner and has been recognized as a leading trademark attorney by World Trademark Review and named an IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property.

Clients rely on Margaret’s legal acumen and business focus. As World Trademark Review reported, ”[she] is a copyright authority with a deep knowledge of trademark law, too,” citing a client’s comment that “Margaret is great to discuss emerging issues and overall IP protection strategy with. She is very willing and quick to learn about business realities and devise approaches that work for her clients.”

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The National Law Review recognizes  Finnegan law firm's INCONTESTABLE® BLOG with a 2021 Go-To Thought Leadership award for covering a range of interesting and unexpected trademark litigation issues spanning from the compelling controversy involving a Texas personal injury law firm's likelihood of confusion claim involving the use of The Hammer, Texas Hammer, and of course El Martillo Tejano (you’re too late legal marketers), to Monster Energy Drinks' Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB” ) claim that the Toronto Raptor's claw was confusing with their brand or the improper of use of the name of a gang of whiskey lovers, Peaky Blinder's, to sell liquor and beer in the U.S.  Notable Finnegan authors, who keep the NLR's readers both informed and entertained include Margaret A. EsquenetJessica L. Hannah,  Matthew Samet   Patrick J. Rodgers, and  Yinfei Wu.




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