Michael S. Denniston

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Michael S. Denniston

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Mike Denniston is Vice-Chair of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. His practice focuses on advising clients concerning trademark, copyright, trade secret, and related intellectual property and competition issues, as well as litigating those issues. As the lawyer with primary responsibility for trademark portfolios for several clients, he works with clients on securing, maintaining, and licensing their trademarks, as well as other intellectual property assets. Mike also has an active intellectual property and competition trial practice. His litigation experience includes prosecuting and defending requests for temporary restraining orders in trademark and false advertising cases, handling complex multiparty and multidistrict copyright litigation, handling trade secret litigation, representing parties before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board in opposition and cancellation proceedings, and prosecuting domain name dispute arbitrations under the Uniform Dispute Resolution Procedure.
Mike Denniston is Vice-Chair of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. His practice focuses on advising clients concerning trademark, copyright, trade secret, and related intellectual property and competition issues, as well as litigating those issues. As the lawyer with primary responsibility for trademark portfolios for several clients, he works with clients on securing, maintaining, and licensing their trademarks, as well as other intellectual property assets. Mike also has an active intellectual property and competition trial practice. His litigation experience includes prosecuting and defending requests for temporary restraining orders in trademark and false advertising cases, handling complex multiparty and multidistrict copyright litigation, handling trade secret litigation, representing parties before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board in opposition and cancellation proceedings, and prosecuting domain name dispute arbitrations under the Uniform Dispute Resolution Procedure.

Experience

  • CertainTeed Corp. v. Energen Corp. (S.D.N.Y 2010) – Trademark infringement declaratory judgment case
  • Hygia Health Services v. Masimo Corp. (N.D. Ala. 2009) – Trademark and patent infringement case
  • Hoover Toyota v. Serra Toyota (N.D. Ala. 2008) – False advertising case filed under Section 43(a) of the Lanham Act
  • Alabama Credit Union v. Credit Union of Alabama (N.D. Ala. 2008) -- Trademark infringement matter

Distinctions

  • Listed in International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists, 2012–2013
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®
    • Antitrust Law, 2006–2014
    • Franchise Law, 2006–2014
    • Litigation-Antitrust, 2011
    • Copyright Law, 2014 
    • "Lawyer of the Year," Antitrust Law, Birmingham, 2012
  • Listed in Alabama Super Lawyers, Antitrust Litigation, 2008-2014
    • Memberships and Affiliations

      • American Bar Association, Antitrust Section, Joint Conduct Committee, Technology Committee, Intellectual Property Committee
      • International Tradmark Association, The Trademark Reporter, Editorial Board, 2000-2003, 2006-2012
      • ABA Annual Review of Intellectual Property Developments, Trademarks Chapter Editor, 2011-2012 
      • Virginia Samford Theatre, Board of Directors, 2008-2011
      • Advent Episcopal Association for Education, Board of Directors, 2008-2011