Angela R.Gott

Partner

Cleveland + 1.216.586.7149

Angela Gott is a trial attorney focusing on intellectual property cases, primarily trademark, copyright, unfair competition, and trade secret disputes. Her practice also includes domestic and international trademark prosecution, as well as copyright registration.

Angela frequently advises clients regarding protection and enforcement of trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, and related rights through litigation. She has represented clients in federal courts across the country in cases involving claims of patent, trademark, trade dress, and copyright infringement, unfair competition, misappropriation of trade secrets, and breach of contract, among others.

Angela's experience includes management and prosecution of trademark portfolios of various sizes. She regularly counsels clients in determining when and where to seek trademark registration and on whether and how to maintain existing trademark rights. Angela also has represented clients in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).

Angela has served as an adjunct instructor of legal writing and a legal drafting instructor at The University of Akron School of Law. She is a member of the International Trademark Association, Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association, and the Judge John M. Manos American Inn of Court.

Experience

  • ARMOR USA acquires industrial segment of International Imaging Materials, Inc.Jones Day represented Armor SAS and ARMOR USA, Inc., a French-based company that specializes in the industrial formulation of inks and the coating of thin layers onto thin films, in the acquisition and financing of International Imaging Materials, Inc. ("IIMAK"), a global developer and manufacturer of value-added consumable solutions for industrial applications.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Sir GroutJones Day advised The Riverside Company in the acquisition by portfolio company, Threshold Brands, a multi-brand franchisor of trade services concepts, of Sir Grout, a provider of grout, tile, and other hard surface restoration services for residential and commercial customers.
  • Cortec Group portfolio company acquires Kino Flo, Inc.Jones Day advised the Cortec Group and Chauvet & Sons, LLC in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Chauvet & Sons, LLC, a developer and manufacturer of entertainment lighting products, of Kino Flo, Inc., a multi-award-winning manufacturer of lighting systems engineered for cinema and television production.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Plumbing Heating ParamedicsJones Day advised The Riverside Company in the acquisition by portfolio company, Threshold Brands, a multi-brand franchisor of trade service concepts, of Plumbing Heating Paramedics (PHP), a provider of HVAC system repairs, HVAC system replacements, plumbing system repairs, and recurring maintenance check-ins.
  • Genesis Healthcare Partners creates partnership with Triton Pacific Capital Partners to form Urology Partners of AmericaJones Day represented Genesis Healthcare Partners, P.C., a large San Diego-based physician group specializing in comprehensive urologic care, including radiation oncology and gastroenterology, in its sale to Urology Partners of America, LLC, a newly-formed national urology platform backed by Triton Pacific Capital Partners.
  • Associated Urological Specialists sold to Solaris Health Holdings, LLCJones Day advised Associated Urological Specialists, LLC, a large Chicago-based physician group specializing in comprehensive urologic care, including radiation oncology, pathology, and pharmacy, in its sale to Solaris Health Holdings, LLC, a leading national urology platform backed by Lee Equity Partners.
  • Zyter acquires Casenet® LLCJones Day advised Zyter, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Infinite Computer Solutions, Inc. and a leading digital health product company, in its acquisition of Casenet® LLC, a leading provider of population health products, from Cetene Corporation (NYSE: CNC).
  • YS Garments wins complete dismissal of trademark cancellation appeal and renewed trademark infringement claims brought by purported sportswear apparel competitorJones Day successfully defended YS Garments, LLC ("YS Garments"), a leading designer and supplier of fashion blanks, in securing a complete dismissal of both an appeal from the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board's order cancelling a trademark registration owned by Next Level Sportsystems and Sierra Sportswear (collectively, “NLS”) and NLS's renewed allegations of trademark infringement, false advertising, and deceptive trade practices by YS Garments.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Evolution Labs, Inc.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Navigate360, LLC of Evolution Labs, Inc., a leading developer of social-emotional, mental health and safety content and learning management software for K-12 students and college students.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Social Sentinel, Inc.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Navigate360, LLC of Social Sentinel, Inc., a Vermont company that provides SaaS-based threat alerts through monitoring social media and other communication sources.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires P3 Global Intel business from Anderson Software, LLCJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Navigate360, LLC of P3 Global Intel, a developer of tip and intelligence management software which provides school administrators and law enforcement with a seamless and efficient solution to address significant health and safety concerns, from Anderson Software, LLC.
  • Range Media Partners raises initial capital for companyJones Day represented Range Media Partners, LLC (f/k/a 3M Media Company, LLC) and its founders in connection with the seed financing round of the company, which will operate a talent management and media company business.
  • OYO partners with SoftBank Group to manage Latin American hotels businessJones Day is advising OYO in a joint venture with SoftBank Group to manage its Latin American hotels business.
  • Blue Sea Capital sold NSi Industries to Odyssey Investment PartnersJones Day advised Blue Sea Capital LLC on its sale of NSi Industries, LLC to Odyssey Investment Partners.
  • Celgene acquired by Bristol-Myers Squibb for approximately $74 billionJones Day advised Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) in connection with the intellectual property and technology transactions aspects of its cash-and-stock merger with Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) which has an equity value of approximately $74 billion.
  • National bank provides financing to national food store chainJones Day represented a national bank, as administrative agent, in connection with a secured financing provided to a national food store chain.
  • High Road Capital portfolio company acquires Quality Standby ServicesJones Day represented High Road Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing by portfolio company Storage Battery Systems, LLC, a manufacturer of industrial batteries, of substantially all of the assets of Quality Standby Services, LLC, a leading provider of critical standby power service and hardware.
  • Riverside acquires Naturally Slim®Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and related financing of NS412, LLC (d/b/a Naturally Slim®), a leading digital health platform focused on helping participants reduce Metabolic Syndrome, lose weight, and lead healthier lives.
  • YS Garments obtains dismissal of trademark infringement action concerning apparelJones Day represented YS Garments, LLC ("YS Garments"), and various distributors of YS Garments' products in its defense against allegations of trademark infringement and related claims concerning apparel.
  • Next Insurance raises $83 million in Series B roundJones Day represented Next Insurance, Inc., an online insurance company for entrepreneurs and small businesses, in connection with its sale of $83 million of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock in a private placement led by to Redpoint Ventures.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • June 7, 2018
      The Copyright Act and Conceptual Separability, ABA IP Roundtable Presentation
    • June 7, 2018
      The Copyright Act and Conceptual Separability, ABA IP Roundtable Presentation
    • October 26, 2016
      Emerging Issues in the Electronic Marketplace, INTA Roundtable Presentation
    • March 3, 2016
      Hashtags as Trademarks - PTO and District Court Perspectives, Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association
    • April 14, 2015
      What's New in Trademark Law?
    • February 25, 2015
      Managing Global Enforcement Matters, INTA Roundtable Presentation
    • October 23, 2014
      Social Media, Chapter Two, INTA Roundtable Presentation
    • March 27, 2014
      Trademark Litigation A-Z, INTA Roundtable Presentation
    • November 20, 2013
      2013 Speaker Series: Whose Content Is It Anyway? IP Issues in Social Media
    • July 18, 2013
      Trademark Licensing - Beyond the Periphery, INTA Roundtable Presentation
    • November 29, 2012
      A Big Year for Brands, JD CLE Academy
    • March 8, 2012
      Beyond the BRIC, Worldwide Prosecution Considerations