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In Trademark Battle Against Former U.S. Marketing Agent Haynes and Boone Prevails for Chinese IP Firm

In a dispute litigated from California to Oregon to the People’s Republic of China, Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers have successfully defended a Chinese IP Firm’s trademark against the claims of its former U.S. marketing partner.

The latest victory for firm client AFD China Intellectual Property Law Office (AFD China) came March 28 after a three-day trial in an Oregon federal district court when a jury decided the former marketing agent, AFD USA, had no right to claim ownership of the “AFD” mark because AFD China was the first to use it in U.S. commerce. >>

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The Recorder Guest Article: In Practice: Judges Want Damages Early

Two Northern California judges have required patent plaintiffs to provide detailed pre-discovery damages calculations. A dramatic shift from the common practice in patent cases, this could spur early resolution. >>

Haynes and Boone has recently relocated its Silicon Valley office to a premier location in Palo Alto.

Office Address

525 University Avenue
Suite 400
Palo Alto, CA 94301-1918
United States of America

T: +1 650.687.8800
F: +1 650.687.8801

Silicon Valley Contacts

Gary J. Edwards
Administrative Partner

Angelique M. Shakespeare
Office Administrator

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Silicon Valley

Haynes and Boone’s Silicon Valley office recently moved to Palo Alto, California. 

With a highly trained team of lawyers focusing on intellectual property, technology transactions, corporate and litigation services, Haynes and Boone’s Silicon Valley office is well equipped to address client needs in California and beyond.

Our expansion into California heightens Haynes and Boone’s coast-to-coast capabilities while offering clients, particularly those doing business in California and Asia, the benefits of our expanded geographic base. Most of our California-based lawyers have earned engineering or technical degrees in addition to law degrees, enhancing their understanding of the intricacies of intellectual property.

Corporate INTL Magazine named Haynes and Boone the 2014 China-US Cross Border M&A Law Firm of the Year for California, honoring Shanghai Administrative Partner Liza Mark and Silicon Valley Partner Yan Zhang.

With full-time IP lawyers nationwide, Haynes and Boone’s Orange County and Silicon Valley offices are backed by the full resources of the firm, and multidisciplinary teams are available to address the opportunities California offers for many of our clients, in intellectual property as well as areas including in-bound Asian work, venture-funded corporate matters, and big-ticket litigation such as patent, securities, insurance coverage, and class action labor and employment matters.