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McDonald Hopkins law firm continues to grow: Intellectual property attorneys James A. Dimitrijevs and Grant A. Monachino, join the firm as Members

McDonald Hopkins law firm continues to grow:
Intellectual property attorneys James A. Dimitrijevs and
Grant A. Monachino, join the firm as Members

Cleveland, Ohio (August 10, 2011) – James A. Dimitrijevs and Grant A. Monachino have joined McDonald Hopkins LLC as Members of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice in the Cleveland office. Both attorneys specialize in assisting clients with protecting trademarks and resolving trademark conflicts throughout the world, as well as litigating trademark, copyright and false advertising disputes in the U.S. “Jim and Grant are highly experienced trademark attorneys who further strengthen our intellectual property team,” said David B. Cupar, co-chair of the McDonald Hopkins Intellectual Property Practice. “We are very pleased that they have chosen to return to our firm.” Dimitrijevs and Monachino were employed at McDonald Hopkins earlier in their careers.

James A. Dimitrijevs
Dimitrijevs advises domestic and international clients on strategic management of intellectual property, including obtaining trademark and copyright registrations, licensing, and the acquisition, licensing and sale of intellectual property assets. He also provides counsel on transactional matters and disputes related to trade secrets, false advertising, trademarks, and copyrights. Dimitrijevs oversees the worldwide trademark assets for some major retailers as well as consumer products and industrial manufacturing companies. His expertise includes prosecuting and enforcing color marks, product configuration marks and other less common types of source identifiers. In addition, Dimitrijevs protects the domain name rights of his clients through UDRP actions, works with Customs offices to prevent products bearing infringing marks from being imported or exported, and manages due diligence investigations for mergers and acquisitions. His litigation experience includes trademark and false advertising matters in federal court.

A 1989 graduate of John Carroll University, Dimitrijevs received his J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1994. He has taught trademark law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law and served as President of the Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association. He is the author of many articles and presentations on trademark law.

Dimitrijevs can be reached at 216.348.5774 or jdimitrijevs@mcdonaldhopkins.com.

Grant A. Monachino

Monachino focuses his practice on intellectual property portfolio management and litigation and counsels clients on the acquisition, clearance, maintenance, licensing, enforcement, and transfer of trademarks and other intellectual property. He has considerable experience managing domestic and international trademark portfolios. In addition to representing clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Monachino represents clients in trademark infringement, false advertising, copyright infringement, right of publicity, and other unfair competition actions in state and federal court. He has also represented and counseled clients in a broad range of other intellectual property matters, including administrative proceedings under the UDRP.

A 2000 graduate of the University of Mount Union, Monachino received his J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 2003, summa cum laude.

Monachino can be reached at 216.430.2003 or gmonachino@mcdonaldhopkins.com.

Intellectual Property Practice
The Intellectual Property Practice at McDonald Hopkins provides a broad range of legal services to clients in all matters involving patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade dress, trade secrets, intellectual property procurement, and enforcement.

About McDonald Hopkins
McDonald Hopkins is a business advisory and advocacy law firm with offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Miami, and West Palm Beach. The firm’s comprehensive legal services are provided by teams of specialized attorneys and professionals in areas such as business law, litigation, business restructuring and bankruptcy, estate planning, government affairs, healthcare, intellectual property, labor and employment, mergers and acquisitions, and more. The president of McDonald Hopkins is Carl J. Grassi. For more information about McDonald Hopkins, visitwww.mcdonaldhopkins.com.

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