Anna E.Raimer

Partner

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Driven to protect and enforce intellectual property rights, Anna Raimer works with clients to design and implement worldwide trademark protection programs, strengthen their IP portfolios, and resolve domestic and international trademark disputes.

Anna has significant experience managing international brands for clients. She counsels clients regarding the development and protection of intellectual property assets in industries ranging from personal care products to automotive goods to sports and entertainment services to energy. Anna oversees all aspects of trademark clearance, prosecution, and maintenance, and she advises on trademark and copyright issues in license agreements and commercial transactions.

Anna assists clients in policing, enforcing, and defending their intellectual property rights worldwide. She represents clients in enforcement actions in courts throughout the United States in cases involving trademark and trade dress infringement, copyright infringement, false advertising, unfair competition, and misappropriation of trade secrets, as well as opposition and cancellation actions before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the Patent and Trademark Office. She also counsels clients on the use and enforcement of trademarks on the internet, and she represents clients in domain name disputes. Anna is an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center, teaching internet law.

Anna is vice chair of the USPTO Operations Relating to Trademarks Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law and a member of the International Trademark Association's Publications Committee. She also served on the board of directors for the Association of Women Attorneys Houston. Anna is a coauthor of O'Connor's Federal Intellectual Property Codes Plus, 2017-2018.

Experience

  • Arsenal Capital Partners acquires Seal for Life Industries from Berry Global Group Inc. for $328 millionJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners on the $328 million acquisition of Seal for Life Industries from Berry Global Group Inc.
  • Cimarron Energy acquires Hy-Bon/EDIJones Day advised Cimarron Energy, Inc., a portfolio company of Turnbridge Capital, LLC, in its acquisition of Hy-Bon/EDI, a market leader in vapor recovery and emissions control solutions for the oil and natural gas industries, from Regal Beloit Corporation.
  • Zeavion Holding Pte. Ltd. contract assumed in Gymboree bankruptcyJones Day successfully represented Zeavion Holding Pte. Ltd., a significant trademark license holder, in connection with, among other things, the assumption and assignment of a significant trademark license and ancillary agreement from Gymboree to The Children's Place in connection with Gymboree's section 363 sale of substantially all of certain Gymboree assets to The Children's Place.
  • Newell Brands sells Pure Fishing to Sycamore Partners for $1.3 billionJones Day advised Newell Brands Inc. in the sale of its Pure Fishing business to Sycamore Partners for approximately $1.3 billion in cash.
  • Total, NOVA, Borealis form venture for U.S. Gulf Coast projectsJones Day advised Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, and affiliates of Austria’s Borealis AG and Canada’s NOVA Chemicals (both affiliates of the UAE’s Mubadala Investment Company) in the formation of a joint venture to build a $1.7 billion, 1 million ton per year ethane cracker in Port Arthur, Texas, acquisition of Total’s existing 400,000 ton per year two-line polyethylene plant in Bayport, Texas, and building of a new 625,000 ton per year Borstar PE plant at the Bayport site.
  • The Liverpool Football Club enforces trademark rights against Red Slopes Soccer FoundationJones Day defended Liverpool Football Club & Athletic Grounds Limited ("LFC") against claims brought by Red Slopes Soccer Foundation and related parties that an agreement between Red Slopes Soccer Foundation and a LFC licensee had not been terminated and could not be terminated.
  • Milliken defeats Kolay's motion for preliminary injunction in "Free Lay" flooring caseJones Day client Milliken & Company defeated a motion for preliminary injunction filed by competitor Kolay Flooring International, LLC, who alleged trademark infringement of the term "Free Lay" for flooring laid without permanent adhesive.
  • ICANN advised in connection with governance reform and transition of IANA functionsJones Day advised Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in connection with the successful completion of the transition of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions from the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration to ICANN.
  • TesTeachers sold to ExamFXJones Day advised TesTeachers, LLC in its sale to ExamFX, a division of Ascend Learning, LLC, a provider of online educational services to test, assess, and certify individuals for various professional services, such as insurance, nursing, financial advising, and others.
  • Texas Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists sold to Veterinary Specialists of North America LLC and its affiliatesJones Day advised Texas Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, P.L.L.C. in its sale of substantially all of its assets to Veterinary Specialists of North America LLC and its affiliates, part of the Compassion-First Pet Hospitals network and a portfolio company of Quad-C.
  • Alcoa defends claims of copyright infringement brought by newsletter organizationJones Day was retained to advise Alcoa, Inc. on its defense to allegations of copyright infringement brought by Metal Bulletin Holdings arising out of alleged unauthorized redistribution of weekly newsletters to which Alcoa subscribed.
  • Korean broadcasters awarded $66 million in closely watched DMCA digital streaming piracy caseIn one of the largest Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") awards on record, Korean broadcasters represented by Jones Day obtained a $66 million judgment plus attorneys fees against a Hong Kong digital transmission device maker, which operated a P4P digital broadcast piracy network, and its local distributor.
  • 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.
  • Korean national broadcast networks win summary judgment of copyright and trademark infringement against Chinese-Hong Kong companyJones Day represents the three Korean national television broadcasting networks whose works are digitally transmitted throughout the U.S. and the rest of the world without a license via a Chinese-Hong Kong company that operates a global P4P broadcast retransmission network.
  • Victoria's Secret obtains permanent injunction for PINK trademarkJones Day represented Victoria's Secret in obtaining permanent injunctive relief against retailer for trademark infringement of its PINK trademark.
  • Deutsche Telekom wins preliminary injunction against new business of AT&TOn behalf of Deutsche Telekom AG, Jones Day won a preliminary injunction against new AT&T subsidiary Aio Wireless' use of color similar to the magenta color trademark licensed by Deutsche Telekom to T-Mobile.
  • Lesso America defends use of LESSO trademarkChina Lesso Group Holdings Limited/Lesso America retained Jones Day to defend it against claims of trademark infringement brought by Lasco Fittings in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
  • Wendy's secures permanent injunction against UDF over FROSTY trademarkJones Day secured a permanent injunction for Wendy's International, Inc. ("Wendy's") against United Dairy Farmers ("UDF") prohibiting UDF's use of the FROSTY trademark.
  • Mag Instrument prevails in opposition against MAGSTUD markJones Day brought a trademark opposition on behalf of Mag Instrument, Inc. against MAGSTUD mark application for magnetic stud finders.
  • American Honda wins dismissal of patent infringement claims over fluid delivery control systemJones Day obtained a dismissal of all claims against American Honda Motor Company, Inc., with prejudice, in a multi-defendant patent infringement action brought in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas by plaintiff Rydex, Ltd.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • April 19, 2018
      Ethical Issues in Emerging Technologies: Wearable Technology, 3D Printing, and Autonomous Vehicles, Moderator, American Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Conference
    • May 24, 2017
      3D Printing and Trademark Rights: Issue or Opportunity?, Moderator, INTA Annual Meeting Table Topic
    • April 19, 2017
      Entering Difficult Jurisdictions, Host, International Trademark Association Roundtable
    • July 16, 2015
      Non-Traditional Trademarks, host, International Trademark Association Roundtable
    • May 15, 2015
      Controversial Trademarks, Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association Spring 2015 CLE Seminar
    • March 29, 2015
      Creating a Scandal: Immoral and Disparaging Trademarks, State Bar of Texas 28th Annual Advanced Intellectual Property Law Course
    • February 18, 2015
      Managing Global Enforcement Matters, host, International Trademark Association Roundtable
    • January 27, 2015
      Is the demise of IP at the hands of 3D Printing greatly exaggerated?, facilitator, ABA Intellectual Property Litigation Committee JAN/FEB 2015 Roundtable
    • September 18, 2014
      The Redskins: Disparaging Trademark Rejections at the USPTO, ABA CLE, moderator
    • September 12, 2014
      Understanding Intellectual Property: Trademarks, Patents, Copyrights and More
    • January 22, 2014
      gTLDs: Protecting Your Brand, host, International Trademark Association Roundtable
    • June 26, 2012
      Trademark Law and Practice Updates Around the World, host, International Trademark Association Roundtable
    • January 2008
      IP in the Virtual World, Jones Day MCLE University
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