James A. Dimitrijevs


Jim advises domestic and international clients on strategic management of Intellectual Property, including obtaining trademark and copyright registrations, and the licensing, acquisition and sale of IP assets. He also provides counsel and representation for disputes related to trade secrets, false advertising, trademarks and copyrights. Jim oversees the worldwide trademark assets for major retailers as well as consumer products and industrial manufacturing companies. His expertise includes prosecuting and enforcing all types of source identifiers. In addition, Jim protects the domain name rights of his clients through appropriate actions, works with Customs offices to prevent products bearing infringing marks from being imported or exported, and manages due diligence investigations for mergers and acquisitions. His litigation experience includes trademark and false advertising matters in federal court.


  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law  (J.D., 1994)
  • John Carroll University  (B.A., 1989)
    • Political Science

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio


  • All Ohio Annual Institute on Intellectual Property, Planning Committee co-chair
  • International Trademark Association, Past committee member for multiple terms
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Trademark Law past adjunct professor
  • Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association, past president
  • City of Broadview Heights, Ohio, Board of Zoning Appeals, past chair
  • St. Andrew Eastern Orthodox Church, Maple Heights, Ohio, past council member


  • Best Lawyers® 
    • "Lawyer of the Year" in Cleveland for Trademark Law (2021)
    • Trade Secrets Law, Trademark Law (2022,2024)
  • World Trademark Review’s edition of WTR 1000; Best of the Best (2019); Gold tier (2020-2021)
  • Chambers USA®: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Intellectual Property (2021)