Lynda E. Roesch

Biography

Lynda Roesch is a Partner in the Intellectual Property Department. She has counseled clients on trademark clearance and registrations. As well, she has prosecuted trademark applications for over 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. 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, Chair, Discovery Practice and Procedure Enforcement Committee; past member Board of Directors; Chair, Internet Committee; Legislation Analysis Committee; past Chair Trademark Office Practices Committee; past Chair, PTO Roundtable subcommittee
  • Montgomery City Council, Parks Recreation Committee, Public Works Committee and 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
  • Served on the Board of Directors of the International Trademark Association from 1995-1997
  • Appointed by the Ohio Supreme Court to the Committee on Character & Fitness, 1997-2000
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© since 1995
  • Helped draft federal legislation on dilution and cyber squatting
  • Selected for the Ohio Super Lawyers® List since 2004
  • Named one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Ohio by Law & Politics
  • Listed in Chambers USA®: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Intellectual Property 
  • Listed in Who's Who Legal - The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers
  • Named the Best Lawyers'® 2014 Cincinnati Trademark Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Named to World Trademark Review’s 2014 edition of WTR 1000