Ned T. Himmelrich, Member

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    Ned was named 2019 Baltimore Copyright Law "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers.

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nhimmelrich@gfrlaw.com
410-576-4171
410-576-4032 (fax)

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Ned heads Gordon Feinblatt's Technology & Intellectual Property Team and he is a member in the Firm's Business Law and EMERGE Practices. He concentrates his practice on intellectual property, Internet, computer, advertising, and business law matters. His work encompasses the protection, acquisition, registration, use and licensing of trademarks, copyrights and computer hardware and software, both nationally and internationally. Ned also counsels in the areas of social media, cloud computing, data privacy, electronic commerce, multi-media law, patent licensing as well as trade secret protection, publishing, entertainment and franchises. His commercial experience includes both transactional and advisory work. Ned is also involved in litigating in all of these areas, including cases to combat or defend trademark and copyright infringement actions and intricate cases regarding registration in the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Ned “wrote the book” on trademark law for Maryland lawyers. He authored the chapter on federal and state trademark law for the Maryland State Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Handbook for Maryland Business and Litigation Lawyers, published in June 2013.

Ned was named by Best Lawyers in America as the 2017 Baltimore "Lawyer of the Year" in Information Technology Law, 2016 Baltimore "Lawyer of the Year" in Trademark Law, the 2014 Baltimore "Lawyer of the Year" in Technology Law and the 2013 Baltimore "Lawyer of the Year" in Copyright Law. He was listed in the Best Lawyers in America for Intellectual Property Law from 2005-2016 and for Information Technology, Trademark, Copyright and Technology Law from 2012-2016 and for Trade Secrets Law in 2016. Ned was listed in "Who's Who in Intellectual Property Law" in the December 2000 Baltimore Business Journal. Ned was selected as one of Baltimore's 30 best lawyers in the November 1998 issue of Baltimore magazine.

Ned is past Chairman of and is active in the Maryland Bar Association's Intellectual Property Section. He has written numerous articles and often provides analysis for local publications, television and radio on issues involving intellectual property. He is a regular lecturer on intellectual property matters.

Representative Matters

Negotiated complex series of licenses for software and website operations.

Drafted license agreement and negotiated copyright ownership of extensive video library used online.

Enforced contract requiring adversary to pay for excess designing and development work and enforcing copyrights.

Counseled client in developing national trademark and branding strategy.

Negotiated license agreement for right of publicity and trademark rights for roll-out of brand using celebrity's name and likeness.

Halted trademark infringement by a third-party's product line on client’s national product line.

Negotiated complex trade secret license agreement for manufacturing process.

Developed and negotiated extensive Internet advertising program and agreement.

Negotiated the transfer of databases and related assets to client from client’s former employer.

Negotiated license and implementation of institution's operational software systems.

Halted trademark infringer from using client's name in online advertising.

Negotiated complex license of database to allow for use in customized software application.

Developed a marketing plan and corporate guidelines for on online advertising, blogging, promotional statements and endorsements in light of the FTC guidelines.

Formulated structure and created all documents for client’s new business of creating and licensing app, database and analytical service.

Licensed portion of client's literary estate for theatrical performances.

Negotiated licenses for development and use of app for access during foreign travel.

Successfully argued against US Patent and Trademark Office to overcome initial denial of intricate trademark registration matter.

General business advice to local private schools and businesses.

Honors

AV Preeminent rating in Martindale-Hubbell®

Recipient of the 2018 The Daily Record Leadership in Law Award

Named to Band 1 of Intellectual Property by Chambers USA©, 2018

Named 2019 Baltimore "Lawyer of the Year" in Copyright Law by Best Lawyers in America©

Named 2017 Baltimore "Lawyer of the Year" in Information Technology Law by Best Lawyers in America©

Named 2016 Baltimore "Lawyer of the Year" in Trademark Law by Best Lawyers in America©

Named 2014 Baltimore "Lawyer of the Year" in Technology Law by Best Lawyers in America©

Named 2013 Baltimore "Lawyer of the Year" in Copyright Law by Best Lawyers in America©

Named to Maryland Super Lawyers® for Intellectual Property and Business/Corporate since 2012 and in 2007-2009

Named to Best Lawyers in America© for Copyright Law, Information Technology Law, Technology Law, Trade Secrets Law, Trademark Law since 2005

News

Professional and Civic Involvement

Chairman, Maryland State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Committee, Business Section, 1992-1994

Council Member, Maryland State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section, 2007 - present

Member, American Bar Association

Member, International Trademark Association

First Vice President, ACHARAI: Shoshana S. Cardin Leadership Development Institute, present; Board Member, 2006 - 2012, 2017 - present

Member, The Darrell D. Friedman Institute for Professional Development, 2012 - 2017

Member, Hillel Council of the ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, 2012 - 2015

Board Member, Red Cross Holocaust and War Victims Tracing Center, 2006 - 2013

Co-Chair, Teen Engagement Task Force of the ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, 2013 – 2016

Co-Chairman, Learning Commission of the ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, 2009 – 2012

Director, Baltimore City Bar Library, 1995 - 2010

Graduate, Greater Baltimore Committee Leadership Program, 2007

President, Center for Jewish Education, 2003-2005

Publications and Lectures

Contact

nhimmelrich@gfrlaw.com
410-576-4171
410-576-4032 (fax)

Links

Twitter
LinkedIn
IP Tech Knowledgy

Related Legal Boutiques

Business
EMERGE
Technology & Intellectual Property

Education

J.D., University of Maryland School of Law, 1986
A.B., Bowdoin College, 1983

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Bar Admissions

Maryland, 1986