Anna Kurian Shaw

Anna Kurian Shaw

Washington, D.C.

Email [email protected]​

Phone +1 202 637 5687

Fax +1 202 637 5910


Practice groupIntellectual Property, Media, and Technology

"Anna Kurian Shaw understands the challenges that clients face in their respective industries. She overlays her trademark advice with sharpened strategic analysis."

World Trademark Review 1000, 2018

Anna Kurian Shaw is a first chair trial lawyer with over 20 years' experience litigating trademark, unfair competition, false advertising, and copyright cases. World Trademark Review 1000 has recognized her for "her finely whetted trial skills in court, ITC, and TTAB proceedings" where she "shines in cases marked by deep complexities in their points of law."

She has been repeatedly recognized by Managing Intellectual Property as an IP Star and by the World Trademark Review 1000, which notes her "special flair for dealing with non-traditional marks and issues that reach the International Trade Commission."

She has worked on cutting-edge trademark, trade dress, and copyright issues, including enforcing and obtaining protection for nontraditional trademarks such as the shape of the Tic Tac mint, the product configuration of various furniture designs, and the purple color of a protective glove, and has represented the companies behind such iconic brands like NUTELLA, American Red Cross, The Smurfs, Goodyear, Segway, Ketel One, Kia, and Girl Scouts. When clients have difficult and important issues, they come to her for her zealous advocacy, creative problem solving, and practical advice.

Awards and recognitions


Ranked individuals: Enforcement and litigation (DC Metro Area)
World Trademark Review 1000


MIP, Trademark star (District of Columbia)
IP Stars


WTR Global Leaders: Private practice (United States: DC Metro Area)
World Trademark Review


WIPR Leader
World Intellectual Property Review


Trademarks, Women in Business Law
Legal Media Group's Expert Guides

Education and admissions


J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1999

B.A., Duke University, 1996


Member, Fellows Program of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

Member, Intellectual Property Law Section, District of Columbia Bar 

Member, Intellectual Property Owners Association

Member, International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association

Member, International Trademark Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia

Representative experience

Successfully represented a medical device manufacturer in a four-week trial and appeal involving trade dress and false advertising claims.

Won three-week jury trial for multinational chemical company in a dispute over technology relating to crop plants capable of producing omega-3 fatty acids.

Successfully represented the American Red Cross in its epic battle with Johnson & Johnson regarding the use of the Red Cross emblem.

Successfully represented Ferrero in trademark and trade dress litigation involving Tic Tac mints and Kinder Joy confections.

Successfully represented multiple famous automobile manufacturers in connection with preliminary injunctions in federal court.

Obtained general exclusion orders from the ITC on behalf of Kimberly-Clark prohibiting the importation of purple protective gloves and Red Bull prohibiting the importation of gray market product.

Obtained a limited exclusion order from the ITC for Segway against Swagway-branded hoverboards.

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