James Stewart is a law clerk with DLA Piper in the Trademark, Copyright and Media practice.
Mr. Stewart is currently a third-year evening student at the George Washington University Law School. Mr. Stewart graduated from La Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona, Spain with a Bachelor of Arts degree in advertising and public relations and speaks fluent Spanish.
Mr. Stewart provides support in the areas of trademark and copyright law, including domain name, Internet, media, and fashion matters. Mr. Stewart works alongside attorneys in the selection, adoption and use of trademarks, domestic and international trademark prosecution and enforcement, trademark portfolio management, trademark and copyright licensing, as well as trademark and title clearance. Mr. Stewart is the assistant manager of and regular contributor to Remarks Blog, the practice’s blog dedicated to trademark, copyright, media, and fashion law. He also manages the practice’s social media accounts, aiming at increasing the group’s visibility.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Stewart worked as the brand manager for the international franchise Elevation Burger. In this role he gained experience in domestic and international trademark prosecution and enforcement, policing the brand’s trademarks with diverse stakeholders, and developed materials to address franchisee’s use of social media and intellectual property in the context of social media. He uses this experience on the client side to put himself in the shoes of each of his clients in order to better understand the business context of their specific intellectual property needs—having a unique understanding of brand value and the importance of brand consistency. With this prior professional background, he is especially suited to assist clients in developing innovative, integrated IP strategies that work to reach the client’s business goals.