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About Nathan

Nathan Ranns is an associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Fish & Richardson P.C. He focuses his practice primarily on trademark and copyright prosecution and counseling.

Nathan has experience counseling clients in enforcement strategy; filing trademark applications and responding to Office Actions; representing clients in opposition, cancellation, and concurrent use proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB); conducting and reviewing global trademark clearance searches; and negotiating and drafting trademark licensing and coexistence agreements.

Prior to entering private practice, Nathan was a trademark examining attorney at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), where he examined trademark applications and drafted Office Actions. While at the USPTO, Nathan also successfully argued for affirmance of a likelihood of confusion refusal in an oral argument before the TTAB. Nathan enjoys leveraging his examining experience when advising clients in all aspects of trademark prosecution.

Nathan received his B.A. from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School, where he served as the executive articles editor of the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal.

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J.D., George Washington University Law School (2017) American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal, Executive Articles Editor; GW Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Brief, Editor-in-Chief and Founding Member


B.A., Communication Studies and Political Science, University of Michigan (2014)

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