Ruth Mae Finch, Esq.
Attorney at Law
Ms. Finch's practice focuses on the protection, enforcement and defense of all forms of intellectual property rights. She has litigated a number of complex trademark infringement cases, as well as cases involving service mark… read more infringement, collective membership mark infringement, trademark dilution, trade dress infringement, unfair competition, copyright infringement, cybersquatting and breach of contract. She also has handled ICANN domain dispute cases before WIPO and the American Arbitration Association.
Ms. Finch’s practice covers brand licensing and counseling as well. Among other things, she has developed comprehensive trademark enforcement programs, written numerous cease and desist letters, managed worldwide trademark portfolios, counseled on customs issues and created and helped implement intellectual property guidelines and policies for various types of entities. On the transactional side, she has represented clients on matters involving trademark and copyright licenses, assignments, non-disclosure and non-compete agreements, asset purchase agreements, and domain name transfers. Over the course of her career, she has secured for her clients numerous trademark and copyright registrations, in the U.S. and internationally.
She is a seasoned public speaker and has won many Toastmaster awards
Her associate, Marcos Ferrer, is a branding expert and helps clients to choose trademarks that are effective for their products.
Specialties:Trademark and copyright infringement litigation before the U.S. Federal District Courts and Courts of Appeals encompassing a broad range of legal issues including trademark infringement, dilution, domain name conflicts, copyrights and trade dress.
Ms. Finch has practiced in both Maryland and D.C. since 1978. Originally she served as a prosecutor in Baltimore City, where she was nicknamed "First Degree Finch" by Judge Robert Murphy for her litigation skills. At the same time, her father, Walter G. Finch, taught her intellectual property law. In 1997 she went to work in D.C. for the law firm of Stevens Davis, Miller & Mosher, LLP as their head trademark and copyright litigator. She has a broad litigation practice and has tried cases dealing with trademark and copyright infringement, unemployment, landlord tenant, divorce, collections, and criminal, both as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney in either state or federal court in Maryland, Pennsylvania, D.C., Virginia, California, Illinois, New York, New Jersey and others. She also has been engaged in the prosecution and litigation of numerous trademark applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, filed numerous copyright applications with the U.S. Copyright Office and has successfully obtained the transfer of domain names to trademark registrants.
Owner, THE MESA GROUP
Ruth is insightful and responsive, two qualities I really appreciate in anyone, but don't generally expect from an attorney....
President at International Nutrition, Inc.
Ruth has been doing trademark and related work for International Nutrition for years. She has a thorough knowledge of the...
Legal Services Professional
I've worked with Ruth over the years primarily with respect to identifying product names for registration and protecting our IP assets. Ruth was very helpful in suggesting strategies and delivered good results.