Arthur Schwartz


Of Counsel

Arthur Schwartz is a graduate of Iowa State University (Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering) and the George Washington University National Law Center (Juris Doctor).

He has a wide-ranging intellectual property practice, but concentrates on trademark law, particularly in the domestic and foreign protection and enforcement of trademark rights.  He specializes in counseling clients in avoiding controversies, from the initial adoption of a mark to settling delicate and difficult disputes.  This includes providing opinions as to the availability for use of desired marks, the filing for trademark registration, licensing and litigation, as well as the maintenance of registrations in the United States and abroad.

Art was an Adjunct Professor of Trademark Law at The Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law from 1988 to 1998.  He has been an Adjunct Professor, teaching Intellectual Property Law (patents, trademarks and copyrights), at Ave Maria School of Law in Naples, Florida since 2012.  While a student attending law school, he was an Electronics Examiner in the United States Patent Office, and most recently, was a senior partner in a large national law firm where he was chair of the firm’s Trademark and Copyright Practice Group.

Over the years, he has co-chaired and spoken at numerous forums for the International Trademark Association (INTA) and its predecessor, the United States Trademark Association, including:  “Trademark Litigation” in Tokyo (1993) and “The Community Trade Mark/Madrid Protocol” in New York (1996).  In 2003, he was the moderator of an INTA panel in Washington, D.C., Chicago and San Francisco entitled “Madrid Protocol Forum for U.S. Practitioners.”  Art has also presented many papers on current trademark topics before groups throughout the world, and he has frequently contributed articles to a variety of American and foreign publications.  In 1997 he co-authored an important comparative law piece appearing in The Trademark Reporter entitled “Dilution Comes of Age:  The United States, Europe and South Africa.”

He is admitted to practice before several courts and is a member of numerous law organizations, including the American Bar Association;  Maryland, District of Columbia and Virginia Bar Associations; American Intellectual Law Association and the INTA.  |  © 2005-2015 Laubscher, Spendlove & Laubscher, P.C. | Disclaimer:  The information provided on the web site is for general information purposes only.  Moreover, contact with this web site does not create an attorney-client relationship with Laubscher, Spendlove & Laubscher, P.C. or any of its attorneys.  The information on this web site has been reviewed for accuracy, but may contain errors or omissions.  Liability is disclaimed for any such errors or omissions.