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Susan Russell is a trusted advisor who provides collaborative, practical, and actionable counsel to her clients on trademark, copyright, and trade secret transactions, prosecution, enforcement, and litigation. She also advises clients on international intellectual property law disputes, social media, online legal disputes, as well as right of publicity and advertising law.


Whether advising an industry leader or a startup, Susan has a deep appreciation for and understanding of her clients' objectives and resources available for each matter. Susan regularly advises clients across diverse industries, including technology, banking and finance, manufacturers, health care, government, entrepreneurs, real estate developers, energy resources, apparel and fashion companies, musicians, social media companies, food and beverage companies, and consumer retail and product companies.


Susan assists her clients with USPTO matters, including trademark search and clearance, responses to Office Actions, and post-registration petitions; and TTAB proceedings, including opposition and cancellation matters. Susan also works with clients on UDRP matters, including domain name disputes and transfers; as well as ICANN dispute proceedings; DMCA matters, including copyright takedown notices; and USCRO matters, including copyright applications.


Susan regularly works with clients on IP infringement and enforcement matters. She also works with clients on developing and implementing innovative domestic and international IP enforcement strategies, including against entities engaged in counterfeit and gray market goods and cross-border importation of goods, and working with international customs agencies and IP rights organizations. She works with clients to ensure an understanding of and compliance in the changing legal landscape with trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, social media, and advertising.

Additionally, Susan works with clients on IP contract and license drafting, review, and analysis, including Music Performance Agreements, Sponsorship Agreements, Employee IP Agreements, and IP Assignments. She also conducts IP audits, IP valuation, and IP due diligence.



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Susan A. Russell - America's Top 50 Lawyers - Intellectual Property - Georgia

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