Doug Wolf co-chairs the firm's New York office and also chairs the firm's Trademark & Copyright Practice. His focus is primarily in the areas of trademark prosecution and litigation, patent portfolio management, infringement and patentability analysis, licensing, and internet issues. He also provides due diligence and acquisition analysis to venture groups on target companies and technologies. Doug splits his time between the firm’s offices in Boston and New York.
Clients in industries ranging from consumer goods and services to high-tech and life sciences rely on Doug for his strategic counseling. He works with large and small trademark clients, including several portfolios comprising hundreds, sometimes thousands, of trademark registrations throughout the world. He has experience managing litigation in foreign jurisdictions including infringement, counterfeiting and domain name disputes.
Doug’s interest in entrepreneurship and small business matters led him to become actively involved in the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge, an educational resource for entrepreneurs and startup companies. Through his work at the Forum, he regularly helps clients build strategic relationships with other companies.
Doug speaks throughout the country on issues relating to trademark, domain names and design patents. He presents to both legal and industry groups, and has been interviewed extensively from television to print on various IP matters for startups and current events relating to branding. In one week, Doug was interviewed on a television show about top issues for young technology companies, presented at a forum on intellectual property issues, and was online in Second Life on trademark and copyright infringement.
Doug is actively involved in the trademark community through the International Trademark Association (INTA), where he has served on various committees over the years including Parallel Imports, Non-Traditional Trademarks, Trademark Reporter, and Famous and Well-Known Trademarks. He has also served on the boards of several trade publications.
Doug has been selected as an expert in Federal Court on issues and procedures before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Doug chaired the Columbia College Alumni Association for 12 years, having served as President and on the Board of Visitors, and is also on the University's Alumni Trustee Nominating Committee.
While in law school, Doug served as Production Editor for the Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal.
"He knows the laws very well and can provide you with spot-on advice very quickly. He is extremely efficient at what he does."
"I love how they do the clearance stuff, and things are very business focused with Doug. It’s not black and white stuff. What I am looking for is guidance from outside counsel, which is what I get with the trademark work."
"Doug’s really responsive, and I never feel like I am overcharged. For example, if I ask a question I don’t see a two-hour bill for the response."
"It goes back to Doug’s level of service and responsiveness. It’s better than a lot of partners I have dealt with at other firms. He is by far the most responsive."
"He's been an incredible partner and I've learned so much from him about not only trademark law but about how to advise a global brand in a strategic and practical, results-focused manner."
"Doug is as an extremely proactive, thorough, experienced, and personable lawyer with an ultra-sharp trademark mind."