Brendan Hughes

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About Brendan

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.


Vanderbilt University Law School
JD, 2004

Georgetown University
BA, 1999

Court admissions

US District Court for the District of Columbia

US District Court for the District of Maryland

Rankings and accolades

Chambers USA: Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets – District of Columbia (2023 – 2024)

Memberships and affiliations

International Trademark Association

Maryland State Bar Association