WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 12, 2015) - Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that Fabricio Vayra has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property practice as a partner in the Washington, D. C. office.  He focuses on trademark, Internet policy issues, and domain name counseling and enforcement.  He was most recently Assistant General Counsel-Intellectual Property with Time Warner Inc. where he spent nearly a decade advising upper management on intellectual property and Internet policy issues as applied to emerging business models, new technologies, digital media, and enforcement strategies.

Fab, as he is known among his industry peers, advises corporate clients on comprehensive trademark programs, intellectual property enforcement strategies, domain name issues, and Internet governance policy strategies and related regulatory advocacy.  In addition, he has managed corporate restructuring issues pertaining to trademarks and related license, acquisition and/or divestiture negotiations and agreements. 

A prominent leader in IP–related industry groups, Fab serves as chair of the Internet Committee of the International Trademark Association (“INTA”).  He previously served on the Board and Executive Committee of INTA, on the Expert Working Group on gTLD Directory Services of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) and on the advisory board of the mobile brand protection group, AppDetex.  For the better part of the last decade, he has been intimately involved in the policy debates and stakeholder negotiations relating to expanding the Internet through additional top-level domains (TLDs).  Fab earned his J.D. from George Mason University School of Law and received his B.A. from George Mason University. 

“Fab brings immense experience to Perkins Coie in Internet governance issues, including domain expertise and trademark enforcement and protection,” said Paul Parker, co-chair of Perkins Coie’s Intellectual Property practice.  “He is a great addition to our national IP practice and enhances the high level of counsel and service we provide to our valued clients.  I  am delighted to welcome Fab to the partnership.”

Ranked by Law360 as one of the largest IP practices in the country, Perkins Coie’s practice includes more than 250 lawyers focused on IP litigation, patent and trademark prosecution, technology licensing, copyrights, and trade secret and unfair competition counseling.  Clients include companies in all technologies and industries around the world.  The IP practice also has extensive experience litigating patent and trademark infringement actions, Internet-related disputes and gray market and anti-counterfeiting claims for companies in the software, online retail, search and electronics industries.  Our clients benefit from our interdisciplinary approach to matters, which combines extensive legal and technical experience with strong corporate and litigation resources in a leading technology law firm.

Perkins Coie focuses on all aspects of domestic and international trademark protection, including counseling, clearing trademarks for use, registration, licensing and enforcement.  In addition, we have significant experience with domain name disputes and other Internet-related issues. We also protect and enforce copyrights through registration, counseling and agreements, for a range of clients including authors,  content providers, software companies and other organizations.

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