Thomas W. Brooke protects intellectual property rights for a wide variety of clients located all over the world, ranging from large and small corporations, associations and trade groups to entrepreneurial individuals. His work ranges from initial counseling and trademark selection, copyright and trademark registration around the world, licensing and technology transfers to intellectual property litigation throughout the United States and in every major country. Related matters include drafting and interpreting agreements relating to ownership and use of names, images, photographs, software, trade secrets, music and other intellectual property. Martindale-Hubbell rates Mr. Brooke as an AV Preeminent Peer Reviewed lawyer. Other honors include yearly listings in Who’s Who Legal and Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers magazine.
Mr. Brooke ranks among the most prolific filers of U.S. trademark applications, and has strong relationships within the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In 2016, the International Trademark Association (INTA) asked him to serve a two-year stint as chair of the association’s U.S. Trademark Office Practices Committee, working directly with the U.S. Commissioner of Trademarks and other top-level staff at the USPTO. He previously served as chair of the INTA’s U.S. Legislation Committee, where he helped craft the Federal Anti-Cyber Piracy Act and the Federal Trademark Dilution statute. He currently serves on the INTA Internet Committee, focusing on data privacy issues. Other association and volunteer work include past service as chair of the Trademark Division of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Intellectual Property Law Section and as a member of the Section Counsel, membership on the INTA’s North American Advisory Council, Amicus Committee and Emerging Issues Committees, as well as leadership roles with the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) and the Intellectual Property Sections of the District of Columbia and Virginia Bars.
In addition to professional volunteer work, Mr. Brooke is Scoutmaster of Troop 128 in McLean, and previously served as Cubmaster of Pack 665. He has also served on the Executive Board of the National Capital Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Other volunteer service include tenure on the Vestry of his Church and involvement as member and officer of a number of civic groups in Fairfax and Arlington Counties.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Brooke worked on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., as a legislative assistant to the late Sen. John McCain and former Rep. Frank R. Wolf.
Congratulations to Thomas and his fellow 2022 NOESA Honorees! Please join us on March 23, 2022 at Army Navy Country Club for a celebration honoring the 2022 NOESA recipients. For more information visit, www.ncacbsa.org/noesa/.