Nancy H. Lutz

Partner
Washington, D.C. area
1900 Duke Street, Suite 600
Alexandria, VA 22314
D: 703.684.2529
Contact My Assistant
Lisa Amos
D: 703.518.4519

Education

John Marshall Law School
J.D., 1995
The John Marshall Journal of Computer and Information Law, student editor

DePauw University
B.A., 1981

Bar and Court Admissions

District of Columbia, 1996
Virginia, 2017
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals – Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court – District of Columbia

Professional Affiliations

Bar Association of the District of Columbia
     Board of Directors 2016-2018
District of Columbia Bar Association
International Trademark Association (INTA)

Awards & Recognition

Selected as the exclusive recipient of the Client Choice Awards Intellectual Property – Trademarks category for Washington, DC 2015 and Virginia 2017 (recognizing partners worldwide for excellent client service in terms of adding value to the clients’ business as determined by surveying corporate counsel).

Selected as one of The Best Lawyers in America in the Copyright Law and Trademark Law areas, 2010-19.

Identified in Who’s Who Legal: Trademarks, 2013-18 & Sports and Entertainment, 2016 -18.

Recommended in US Legal 500 for her work in the Intellectual Property - Trademarks Non-Contentious area, 2011-2014.

Choosen Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year - Virginia by International Advisory Experts, 2018

Contributed to the book Domain Names Rewired as a “thought leader” to predict trends in doing business and advise on protecting trademarks on the Internet that is greatly expanded by the introduction of the new gTLDs.

 

Publications & Speaking

"When Should You Enforce Your Intellectual Property Rights?", The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), 2017.

Enjoys speaking domestically and internationally on strategic considerations in selecting, clearing, and registering trademarks on a global basis, gTLDs, IP due diligence and the profits and perils connected with licensing.

Presenter, Course on International Trademark Law and Practice, INTA Annual Meeting:
     Seattle, Washington 2018
     Barcelona, Spain 2017
     Orlando, Florida 2016
     San Diego, California 2015
     Hong Kong, SAR China 2014

 

Pro Bono

Has provided pro bono legal counseling to The Campagna Center, Injured Marines Semper Fi Fund, and Children of God Relief Fund.

Nancy Lutz protects clients’ valuable trademarks and copyrights domestically and internationally by developing prosecution, counseling, and enforcement strategies to meet their business needs.

She has managed large, worldwide portfolios that include many well-known trademarks for associations, a prestigious university, and companies in numerous industries, including sporting goods, apparel, telecommunications, financial, medical device, and others. She has filed and prosecuted trademarks in every jurisdiction of the world and overseen complex litigation and oppositions and cancellations in many of them. Nancy also evaluates and counsels on purchases of intellectual property; supervises investigations of infringers; negotiates licenses and other agreements; and conducts due diligence reviews of domestic and foreign intellectual property relating to corporate acquisitions and divestitures and secured transactions.

Nancy represents clients in proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Office Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) and in Uniform Domain Name Resolution (UDRP) actions.

Professional Activities

International Trademark Association (INTA) Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition:  Editor, Bench Memo, 2007-08; Vice-Chair, 2008-09; Chair, 2009-10.
Tested and developed anti-counterfeiting curriculum at D.C. high school as a member of INTA’s partnership with Street Law, Inc. to bring INTA’s Unreal campaign to high school classrooms across the U.S. and internationally.
George Mason University School of Law, Guest Lecturer on International Strategy: Trademark Clearance & Filings, 2012 and 2014.

Community Activities

Taught English as a second language and prepared students to sit for the General Education Development (GED) test.
Raised thousands of dollars for charities by participating in various sporting events, including running the Marine Corps Marathon, biking from Raleigh, North Carolina to Washington, DC and skating from Athens to Atlanta, Georgia.
Currently involved in activities relating to providing hospitality to the homeless.


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Press Releases
8/15/18
Nineteen Merchant & Gould Attorneys included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019
Merchant & Gould, a national intellectual property (IP) law firm, is pleased to announce that 19 attorneys from four of its office locations have been included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019.  In addition, Tim Scull, managing partner of ...
Events
5/19/18
Nancy Lutz Speaking on International Trademark Law and Practice at INTA Annual Meeting
Nancy H. Lutz, a partner in Merchant & Gould's Washington, D.C. area office, will co-present a course on international trademark law and practice at the 140th Annual Meeting of the International Trademark Association (INTA) on May 19, 2018 in ...
Articles
10/25/17
When Should You Enforce Your Intellectual Property Rights?
Trademarks and copyrights are among an organization's most valuable assets. If you think someone is infringing your intellectual property rights, understanding a few key issues will enable you to evaluate whether to enforce your rights and what steps to ...
Press Releases
8/15/17
Seventeen Merchant & Gould Attorneys Named Best Lawyers© 2018
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce that seventeen attorneys from three of its office locations have been included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018.Best Lawyers compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting peer-reviewed surveys in ...
Events
5/20/17
Nancy Lutz Speaking on International Trademark Law and Practice at INTA Annual Meeting
Nancy H. Lutz, a partner in Merchant & Gould's Washington, D.C. area office, will co-present a course on international trademark law and practice at the 139th Annual Meeting of the International Trademark Association (INTA) on May 20, 2017 in ...
Events
4/5/17
Lutz and Jozefczyk Presenting at ACC Colorado In-House Counsel Forum
Merchant & Gould attorneys Nancy Lutz and Dana Jozefczyk will be speaking at an April 5, 2017 forum hosted by the Association of Corporate Counsel - Colorado Chapter. The forum, "What to Expect in Uncertain Times Under the Trump Administration," ...
Events
2/9/17
INTA Trademark Administrator’s Roundtable
The Washington, D.C. area office of Merchant & Gould will host an International Trademark Association (INTA) Trademark Administrator’s Roundtable discussion on “Non-Traditional Marks and the Traditional Practice” on Thursday, Feb. 9 from ...
Press Releases
9/22/16
Fourteen Merchant & Gould Attorneys Named 2017 Best Lawyers©
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce that fourteen attorneys have been included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017. Best Lawyers compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting peer-reviewed surveys in which lawyers confidentially evaluate ...
Events
5/21/16
Nancy Lutz Speaking on International Trademark Law and Practice at INTA
Nancy Lutz, a partner in Merchant & Gould's Washington, D.C. office, will be a featured presenter in a course on international trademark law and practice at the 138th Annual Meeting of the International Trademark Association (INTA) on May 21, 2016 ...
Events
2/25/16
Merchant & Gould Attorneys Participate in GMA Legal Conference in CA
Two partners from Merchant & Gould's Washington, D.C. office are scheduled to participate in an interactive panel on protecting intellectual property at the Grocery Manufacturers Association 2016 Legal Conference in Rancho Mirage, California.Matt Fedowitz ...
Press Releases
8/17/15
Thirteen Merchant & Gould Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016
Merchant & Gould announced today that thirteen attorneys have been included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016. Best Lawyers compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting peer-reviewed surveys in which lawyers confidentially evaluate their ...
Press Releases
2/23/15
Merchant & Gould Hires “Client Choice” Award Winner as Partner in DC Office
MINNEAPOLIS – (March 3, 2015) – Merchant & Gould, a leading intellectual property law firm, announced today that it hired Nancy Lutz, a recent Client Choice Award winner, as a partner in its Washington, DC office.Ms. Lutz was the exclusive ...