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William F. Herbert, Attorney


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Trademark, Patent, Intellectual Property, Antitrust, General Practice


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William F. Herbert was born in Holyoke, Massachusetts.  Mr. Herbert studied biology, chemistry and physiological psychology at Boston College where he graduated Cum Laude.  He received his law degree from the Catholic University of America, where he was a staff member of the Catholic University Law Review.  He was admitted to membership in the Bar of the State of Massachusetts in 1981, and the Bar of the District of Columbia in 1984.  He also is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Herbert is engaged in the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications in the mechanical, biotechnology, chemical, design and plant areas.  Mr. Herbert's practice is also very actively engaged in unfair competition and trademark matters, including trademark prosecution, oppositions, cancellations and related litigation. His experience also covers various copyright and international trade matters.

Mr. Herbert is a member of the American Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar Association (Chairman, Patent Committee of the Intellectual Property Section 1993-1995, Co-Chairman, Steering Committee of the Intellectual Property Section 1995-1998, member Steering Committee of the Intellectual Property Section 1995-1999), the Massachusetts Bar Association (Business Law Section and Mentor Program), the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the International Trademark Association, the International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association, and is a member of the Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court (officer 1997-2003, President 2002-2003).

Mr. Herbert was the Moderator at the District of Columbia Bar Association 1996 Annual Convention seminar entitled "Multi-media and the Law:  What You Don't Know Could Hurt You! has been the sole speaker at the D.C. Bar's 1996-2002 and the Massachusetts Bar's 2001 seminars entitled "Preparing a Trademark Registrability and Use Opinion," and was a contributing speaker at the DC Bar's December 1998-2001 CLE programs entitled Developments in Intellectual Property Law.  Mr. Herbert also spoke in February 2002 to the U.S. Government Intellectual Property Law Association Conference on the topic of Unauthorized Use of Marks on the Internet."  Mr. Herbert also spoke at the July 2003 Law Seminars International Trademark Transactions and Litigation Workshop, and was the Co-Chair of the July 2004 workshop entitled "Trademark Portfolio Acquisition & Protection Workshop".

Mr. Herbert is the recipient of the District of Columbia Bar Association's Intellectual Property Section Distinguished Service Award (2004).

Mr. Herbert is also the author of "Failure to Disclose the Best Mode:  What the Public Doesn't Know Will Hurt Them", 64 Journal of the Patent Office Society 12 (1982), and "Clearing Marks for U.S. Use and Registration," International Legal Strategy, Vol. VII-3, March 1998.

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