Stephen L. Humphrey
Partner and Chair, Executive Committee
Intellectual Property and Litigation
Stephen is a partner in Cameron LLP and manages the firm’s intellectual property and IP litigation practice; he is based in Washington, DC, where he has practiced for 30 years. He represents U.S. and foreign companies in all aspects of trademark law, and he has extensive IP and commercial litigation experience. His practice includes instituting and defending opposition and cancellation proceedings in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board; representing clients in trademark infringement cases and in actions seeking a declaration of non-infringement in federal courts in the U.S.; representing clients under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy; drafting trademark licenses and co-existence agreements; managing portfolios of marks for corporate clients; prosecuting domestic and international trademark applications; counseling clients on a range of trademark issues, including trademark availability, litigation strategy, developing and protecting strong brands and strategies for policing marks.
Stephen advises companies in a variety of industries, including telecommunications, consumer electronics, online retail sales of consumer and commercial products and services; restaurant services and restaurant chains, international breweries, importation and retail sales of liquor; ocean shipping, municipal governments, charitable foundations and children’s toy manufacturing; fashion design, cosmetics, retail clothing and footwear; motor sports entertainment, and professional athlete websites, among others.
International Trade and Project Finance
Stephen also has experience advising US exporters and foreign borrowers in obtaining trade and project financing from U.S. Government agencies, multilateral lending institutions, investment funds and development banks.
He has been a frequent speaker on financing trade and projects in Eastern and Central Europe and Russia utilizing loans, loan guarantees and grants available through the Export-Import Bank of the United States, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, including conferences held in Washington, DC, (2009 and 2007); London (2004); Vienna (2003); Sao Paulo (2003); Turku (2003); Paris (2002); and Zurich (2001).