Lynda E. Roesch

Biography

Lynda has counseled clients on trademark clearance and registrations. As well, she has prosecuted trademark applications for more than 30 years. Her practice focuses on litigation involving intellectual property at the trial court and appellate levels. She represents clients in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and tries trademark and copyright infringement and unfair competition actions all over the country. Lynda helped draft federal legislation on dilution and cyber squatting.

She has served as general counsel for the International Trademark Association (INTA). In addition, she served on the Board of Directors and chaired numerous committees (Trademark Office Practices, Legislative Analysis, and Internet) for INTA. She is listed in Best Lawyers®, Super Lawyers®, and Chambers USA® for intellectual property litigation, primarily trademarks.

Education

  • University of Toledo College of Law  (J.D., 1979)
  • University of Michigan  (M.S., 1976)
  • University of Notre Dame  (B.S., 1975)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Affiliations/Memberships

  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Counsel to the International Trademark Association
  • International Trademark Association
    • Discovery Practice and Procedure Enforcement Committee chair
    • Board of Directors past member (1995 - 1997)
    • Internet Committee chair
    • Legislation Analysis Committee 
    • Trademark Office Practices Committee past chair
    • PTO Roundtable subcommittee past chair
  • Montgomery City Council,
    • Parks Recreation Committee 
    • Public Works Committee
    • Government Affairs Committee
  • Montgomery Arts Commission, Public Art Committee
  • OKI, Board of Trustees
  • Blue Ash Montgomery Symphony, board

Distinctions

  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Appointed by the Ohio Supreme Court to the Committee on Character & Fitness (1997 - 2000)
  • Best Lawyers® (1995 - present)
    • "Lawyer of the Year" in Cincinnati - Trademark Law (2014)
  • Ohio Super Lawyers®  (2004 - present)
  • Top 50 Women Lawyers in Ohio by Law & Politics
  • Chambers USA®: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Intellectual Property 
  • Who's Who Legal - The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers
  • World Trademark Review’s 2014 edition of WTR 1000