Joseph D. Lewis is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Barnes & Thornburg. He manages the trademark practice and also concentrates in the areas of copyright and computer software in the Intellectual Property Department.
Joseph advises clients on virtually all aspects of trademark law: selection and adoption of new names, marks, and slogans; registering trademarks throughout the world; maintenance of trademark portfolios; licensing and enforcement actions. He advises clients throughout the life cycle of a trademark and assists them in formulating national and international filings, enforcements, and anti-counterfeiting strategies.
Joseph understands the pivotal role of trademarks in a company's business and employs these business factors when counseling clients. He advises clients on maximizing the economic value of their marks through the sale and licensing of their rights. When disputes arise, he represents clients in the appropriate forum: the courts, the Patent and Trademark Office, or through alternative dispute resolution.
Joseph has appeared in federal courts from coast to coast, trial courts, and the Supreme Court and has handled numerous cases before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Joseph guides clients in protecting and licensing works of authorship through copyright. These include works in the traditional creative arts, as well as the rapidly evolving areas of electronic media and software. He frequently evaluates and provides legal clearance in use of the copyrighted works of others.
Joseph received a J.D. with honors from George Washington University Law Center and a B.A. in mathematics from Hobart College. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia.