Brendan Hughes is chair of Cooley's global trademark, copyright and advertising practice group. He regularly counsels clients about the risks associated with using and attempting to register proposed marks, as well as the prosecution of trademark applications and maintenance of registrations. In addition, Brendan represents clients in connection with trademark, copyright and false advertising-related actions in federal court, as well as trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the US Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

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  • Cooley Protects Launch of Hailey Rhode Bieber’s Rhode Skin Care Line by Defeating Preliminary Injunction Motion 

  • CBD Leader Charlotte’s Web successfully enforces trademark  

  • Trademark Litigation Team Defeats Nordstrom's Attempt to Enjoin Use of ‘Beyond the Rack' Mark 


  • Vanderbilt University Law School
    JD, 2004

  • Georgetown University
    BA, 1999

Admissions & Credentials

District of Columbia



  • International Trademark Association

  • Maryland State Bar Association