Dickerson M. Downing established his own practice, Law Offices of Dickerson M. Downing, in Stamford, Connecticut in June of 2015 after practicing with large firms in New York City for most of his career. With over 30 years of experience in trademark, copyright, internet and trade secret law, as well as other areas of intellectual property law, Dick provides a wide range of services for his clients. He has successfully brought and defended cases for trademark, trade dress and copyright infringement, false advertising, right of publicity, trade secret violations and related causes of action in courts throughout the United States for a variety of corporate clients. His experience includes numerous adversary proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and the handling of over 1000 trademark applications in the United States and overseas. He counsels clients on a regular basis as to the availability, adoption, proper use, protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights. For the last six consecutive years, Dick has been named as one of the Best Lawyers in America, New York Area Intellectual Property Law. Dick graduated from Duke University and the University of Virginia School of Law, and is a member of the International Trademark Association and New York Intellectual Property Association. He is a frequent speaker and writer on topics pertaining to Intellectual Property.