Christopher (Chris) I. Donahue has been a practicing attorney in the firm's Trademark and Copyright practice groups for over fourteen years. He focuses his practice on assisting the firm's diverse clientele with the clearance, registration and licensing of trademarks. He also assists with litigation in federal court and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), and with arbitrations for domain name disputes.

Mr. Donahue's clients range from large industrial companies to small start-ups and service companies. He has extensive experience serving foreign clients from countries including Japan, France, Germany, Italy and Canada. Mr. Donahue takes pride in providing accurate and cost-effective advice. His goal is to ensure that every client is able to protect its trademarks in the United States and around the world.

Examples of the services provided by Mr. Donahue include: conducting trademark searches and advising whether a proposed trademark is available for federal registration and use; assisting with all aspects of registering a trademark with the USPTO and foreign trademark offices; maintaining trademark registrations in the United States and around the world; preparing license agreements; and counseling clients regarding protection against infringing marks and counterfeit goods.

Mr. Donahue is a guest lecturer at the George Mason University School of Law, and a frequent contributor to various legal blogs and publications.


  • George Mason University School of Law (J.D., cum laude)
  • George Mason University
    • Bachelor of Independent Studies, Legal Concentration


  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • Supreme Court of Virginia

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • District of Columbia Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section; Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Section