Crowell & Moring LLP has bolstered its IP group in the US with the appointment of Lora Moffatt.
Moffatt, a litigator, focuses on patent, trademark, trade secrets and copyright litigation, as well as trademark counselling and prosecution.
She advises clients from individual inventors, designers and artists to multinational corporations, and has worked in industries including luxury goods, retail, jewellery and fashion.
Moffatt (pictured left), who will work in the New York office, joins from law firm Dentons, where she was a partner in the firm's IP practice group.
Mark Supko, chair of Crowell & Moring's IP group, said Moffat’s experience will be a “terrific complement” to the firm’s New York team but will also be an asset to clients across the country.
Moffatt also has experience handling inter partes disputes before the US Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Her arrival follows the re-appointment of former acting and deputy director of the USPTO, Teresa Stanek Rea, who returned to Crowell & Moring’s IP group in December last year.
Moffatt said: "Joining Crowell & Moring is an exciting opportunity for me to broaden my service to clients with capabilities across diverse practice areas.
“I am especially excited to join the IP Group, not only working with my colleagues in the New York office, but with an impressive group of lawyers across the firm.”
Crowell & Moring has offices across the US including in Washington, DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and in London and Brussels.
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