Angela R.Gott

Partner

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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

  • 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.
  • Celgene to be acquired by Bristol-Myers Squibb for approx. $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.
  • 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.
  • J.M. Smucker wins summary judgment in trademark infringement case over pet treatsJones Day client The J.M. Smucker Company, and its subsidiary Big Heart Pet, Inc., obtained summary judgment over claims for trademark infringement and unfair competition in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
  • Sherwin-Williams acquires Valspar for $11.3 billionJones Day advised The Sherwin-Williams Company in its $11.3 billion acquisition of The Valspar Corporation.
  • Procter & Gamble successfully protects Crest Whitestrips® line of productsJones Day represented The Procter & Gamble Company in securing a consent judgment and permanent injunction against a private label manufacturer infringing P&G's patents and the trade dress packaging and trademarks for its successful Crest Whitestrips® line of products.
  • Riverside acquires Baker Hill from Experian Information SolutionsJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Baker Hill, a provider of loan origination and portfolio management software and services to the financial industry, from Experian Information Solutions, Inc., an information services provider of data and analytical tools.
  • Riverside acquires A&I Benefit Plan AdministratorsJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its acquisition of A&I Benefit Plan Administrators, a provider of third-party administration services for Taft-Hartley multiemployer plans.
  • ICANN prevails in Ninth Circuit appeal of landmark ruling dismissing TLD monopolization claimOn July 31, 2015, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the landmark decision by a federal district court in the Central District of California to dismiss with prejudice name.space's monopolization claim against Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN"), a long-time Jones Day client.
  • Fives sells guiding systems business to Maxcess InternationalJones Day represented Fives North American Combustion, Inc., a provider of industrial combustion and guiding systems, in connection with the sale of its guiding systems business to Maxcess International Corporation, a global leader in innovative products and services for the web handling industry and an affiliate of Bertram Capital.
  • Gillette sues four former employees and its competitor for improper disclosure of trade secretsJones Day represents The Gillette Company, a division of The Procter & Gamble Company, in a lawsuit against four former Gillette employees.
  • RockWood Equity Partners affiliate acquires Altimate MedicalJones Day advised an affiliate of RockWood Equity Partners LLC in connection with its acquisition and related financing of Altimate Medical, Inc., a manufacturer of sit-to-stand assistive devices used in patient rehabilitation, from Invacare Corporation, a manufacturer and distributor of innovative home and long-term care medical products.
  • Baird Capital's venture capital group invests in AppCastJones Day represented Baird Capital's venture capital group in connection with its purchase of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock in a private placement by AppCast, Inc., an online ad exchange utilized by employers to promote open positions.
  • ConAgra and its joint venture partners Cargill and Horizon Milling sell four U.S. flour mills to Miller Milling for $215 millionJones Day advised ConAgra Foods Food Ingredients Company, Inc. in its sale with joint venture partners Cargill, Incorporated and Horizon Milling, LLC of four U.S. flour mills for a combined initial purchase price of $215 million.
  • ConAgra, Cargill, and CHS form joint venture combining flour milling businesses to create new company, Ardent MillsJones Day advised ConAgra Foods in a joint venture with Cargill Incorporated and CHS Inc. to form Ardent Mills, a new flour milling company that will serve customers in the baking and food industries.
  • Riverside completes sale of PROFITsystems to global provider of supply chain software solutionsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its sale of PROFITsystems, a Colorado-based provider of software and other services for the retail furniture industry.
  • Riverside acquires Paradigm Tax GroupJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its acquisition and related financing of Paradigm Tax Group, a provider of property tax consulting services for commercial property owners.
  • Riverside acquires ARCOSJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its acquisition and related financing of ARCOS LLC (f/k/a ARCOS, Inc.), a provider of SaaS products that automatically call and assemble crews to restore power, handle emergent work in power plants, and fix gas and water leaks.
  • 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
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