Glenn A. Gundersen

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Glenn A. Gundersen

Partner

Philadelphia | Cira Centre, 2929 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States of America 19104-2808
+1 215 994 2183 | +1 215 994 2222

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Glenn A. Gundersen is a nationally recognized authority in trademark and copyright law and intellectual property transactions, and the author of the leading legal treatise Trademark Searching, first published in 1994. Mr. Gundersen's clients in the United States and abroad hold some of the world’s largest trademark portfolios, and he has cleared and protected world-famous brands. He also advises clients on prosecution, fair use, licensing, IP acquisitions, opposition and cancellation proceedings, infringement disputes, and advertising and right of publicity law.

Mr. Gundersen has been named in numerous peer and bar surveys of the country’s top intellectual property lawyers. The Legal 500 (U.S.) has ranked the firm’s trademark practice among the top in the United States for trademark advice, and named Mr. Gundersen to The Legal 500 Hall of Fame in 2017. Describing him as “attracting the highest praise and enthusiasm,” client-commentators to The Legal 500 noted Mr. Gundersen’s “excellent business judgment,” “exceptional knowledge of trademark law,” “very good insight,” and “unusually high level of responsiveness.” Referring to him as “the guru for trademark searching,” The Legal 500 noted that “clients rave about the firm’s ability to handle everything in-house, keeping timeframes and costs to a minimum.” Mr. Gundersen is also regularly ranked among the country’s top practitioners in Chambers USA, Expert Guides' list of “The World’s Leading Experts in Trademark Law,” Managing Intellectual Property, The International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers, and Best Lawyers in America.

Mr. Gundersen is the author of the book Trademark Searching (2nd Edition), an expert guide on clearance published by the International Trademark Association, and a co-author of the book Intellectual Property Assets in Mergers & Acquisitions, published by John Wiley.

Mr. Gundersen has been a frequent speaker at intellectual property seminars conducted by virtually every leading organization in the United States, including the American Bar Association, the Practicing Law Institute, the American Corporate Counsel Association, the International Trademark Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the American Conference Institute, and the National CLE Conference, and intellectual property bar groups in several major cities.

Education
  • The College of William & Mary, B.A., Economics, 1976
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1980
Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
Memberships
  • Served for 6 years as a leader and board member of INTA’s Programs Committee, which is responsible for more than two dozen educational programs and conferences each year around the world
  • Founder of the Copyright Society of the USA’s Philadelphia chapter
  • Chairs the board of 1812 Productions, which specializes in comedy
  • Vice President of the board of Philadelphia Theatre Company, which produces contemporary American playwrights
  • Served for many years on the board of Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, which provides pro bono legal advice to the arts community
Rankings and Recognition
  • Recognized for his extensive work in developing and leading educational programs for the trademark bar, receiving the International Trademark Association’s Volunteer Service Award for Advancement of the Association in 2004 and again in 2009
  • Recently created and chaired a new type of program, The Next Level, aimed at training lawyers with 3-to-7 years experience
  • Created and produces Dechert’s Annual Report on Trends in Trademarks, which has been the subject of news articles in numerous national and international publications, including The New York Times, the National Law JournalThe Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The International Herald Tribune, Advertising Age and Brandweek, as well as covered on CNN, CNBC, and National Public Radio. The report, first published in 1992, analyzes the previous year’s trademark filings and makes predictions about consumer trends, branding buzzwords, and the direction of the economy.