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IP Attorney Claire Beezy Joins BakerHostetler in LA
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BakerHostetler announced in a press release that leading trademark practitioner Miriam Claire Beezy has joined as a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group and as a member of the Trademark and Copyright teams. She joins BakerHostetler from Foley & Lardner LLP, where she served as chair of the firm’s Trademark, Copyright, and Advertising practice and co-chair of the Entertainment and Media Industry team.

Beezy’s practice focuses on trademark and copyright matters, including U.S. and global procurement, prosecution, transactions, enforcement, and disputes. She has trademark experience across many industries, including work for entertainment, life sciences, consumer products, technology, and internet commerce companies.

  
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In her 10 years at Foley, she developed and managed IP portfolios for global companies. She places an emphasis on commercializing IP, merchandising, and brand extension and brand management counseling, as well as intellectual property rights and design protection and enforcement, including online enforcement.

In private practice, she has protected the trademarks of several music groups, including the Rolling Stones and the famous series of tongue logos, the Wiggles, Pearl Jam, Ozomatli, and Korn. She protected and handled IP work for clients such as Muhammad Ali, Jane Seymour, Roseanne Barr, Wayne Gretzky, and Robert DeNiro’s company Tribeca and the Tribeca Film Festival.

While serving as chief trademark counsel of The Walt Disney Company, she managed the company’s worldwide trademark portfolio, handling intellectual property issues related to consumer products, motion pictures, television, musicals, video, theme parks, sports teams, restaurants, cruise lines, apparel, toys, collectibles, and retail stores.

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In 2007, she won the prestigious California Lawyer of the Year Award for her work on an expedited global rollout of a new anti-HIV drug. She is the only practitioner to win the award for work in the trademark law field.

John Weber, chair of BakerHostetler’s Intellectual Property Group, said “Miriam is a distinguished attorney, well known for her depth of knowledge and experience nationally and internationally in the field of trademarks and brand protection … She understands the needs of in-house counsel and executives due to her own experience as chief trademark counsel for a major international conglomerate.”



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