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Claudia M. Barrett is Of Counsel in Gibson Dunn’s Washington, D.C. office, where she is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department, the Intellectual Property Practice Group and the Transnational Litigation and Foreign Judgments Practice Group. She is also a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee.
Ms. Barrett’s practice focuses on litigation and intellectual property counseling, particularly trademark and copyright matters. She currently manages the trademark portfolios of several firm clients, including Royal Bank of Canada, The Habit Restaurants and Search Optics, providing advice to those companies on trademark prosecution matters. As part of her practice, Ms. Barrett has also drafted and negotiated numerous trademark and copyright license and coexistence agreements and has counseled companies on issues relating to trademark, copyright, open source software, websites, and texting. She also regularly assists clients in enforcing their intellectual property rights through cease-and-desist letters and take down notices, and subsequent negotiations. In addition to trademark prosecution and intellectual property counseling, Ms. Barrett has been actively involved in several mergers and acquisitions of companies that hold valuable intellectual property, providing counseling and conducting intellectual property due diligence.
Ms. Barrett also has substantial experience in complex civil litigation matters and has represented national and multi-national companies in a wide variety of civil disputes in various federal and state courts and before arbitration panels. Ms. Barrett has represented clients in regulatory investigations before several government agencies and has played a significant role in several internal investigations.
Representative matters in which Ms. Barrett has played a key role include:
Ms. Barrett devotes significant time to assisting non-profit organizations with intellectual property issues, particularly with the protection of their trademark rights through trademark prosecution and cease and desist efforts. Recently, Ms. Barrett has provided assistance in this capacity to, among others, the Women’s Heart Alliance, Do Something!, The Human Rights Foundation, and Not Impossible Labs.
Ms. Barrett earned her law degree in 2001 from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was editor-in-chief of the Georgetown Law Weekly. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Barrett spent three years working for an entertainment management company in Los Angeles, California, where she assisted with drafting and negotiating touring and sponsorship agreements for clients in the music and motorsports industries. She received B.F.A. and B.A. degrees from Florida International University in 1992.
Ms. Barrett is a member of the bars of California and the District of Columbia, and has been admitted to appear before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Fourth Circuit and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. She is a native Spanish speaker and has a basic knowledge of Italian and French.
Georgetown University - 2001 Juris Doctor
Florida International University - 1992 Bachelor of Arts
Florida International University - 1992 Bachelor of Fine Arts
District of Columbia Bar