Julia Anne Matheson

Julia Anne Matheson

Partner, Washington, D.C.

Email julia.matheson@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 202 637 6441

Fax +1 202 637 5910

Practice groupIntellectual Property

“…widely celebrated for her perspicacious counsel… a tireless advocate who truly takes the time to understand your business, which informs her business-savvy advice."

World Trademark Review 1000, 2018

Julia Anne Matheson provides practical and business-savvy trademark solutions to major brand owners and startups alike.

With more than 25 years of experience, Julia is a world-renowned trademark lawyer who is praised by World Trademark Review 1000, 2018 for her "no-nonsense and straightforward attitude" which "puts clients first in every respect."

Julia advises clients on all aspects of trademark and unfair competition law, including trademark prosecution, portfolio management, global brand strategy, due diligence, and licensing. She also covers false advertising, domain name disputes, and social media strategy.

Julia handles global trademark enforcement as well as opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), and trademark litigation in the federal courts. In short, she has brand owners covered.

She has been recognized as one of the top 25 leading trademark lawyers in the U.S. by the Legal Media Group's Expert Guides to the Leading U.S. Lawyers – Best of the Best USA. Julia is one of only seven lawyers nationally named by Legal 500 as a Leading Lawyer for Trademarks: Non-Contentious. She regularly publishes on trademark-related topics and is a frequent speaker on trademark, internet, and general intellectual property law issues.

Awards and recognitions


Leading Lawyer for Trademarks: Non- Contentious
Legal 500


Ranked among the top 25 trademark experts in the U.S.
Legal Media Group's Expert Guides to the Leading U.S. Lawyers - Best of the Best USA

Education and admissions


J.D., Columbia University School of Law, 1990

Bachelor of Arts, Johns Hopkins University, 1988

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia


New Jersey (inactive)

Pennsylvania (inactive)

Representative experience

Successfully opposed an application for the mark LESSBUCKS COFFEE based on a likelihood of confusion with the famous STARBUCKS and STARBUCKS COFFEE trademarks.*

Represented Universal Audio in a trademark litigation related to the client’s trademarks HELIOS and 1176LN against Earbyte, Inc.*

Represented Charming Charlie before the TTAB in a trademark Opposition against Caulfield Clothing.*

Represented Henkel IP & Holding GmbH in an opposition before the TTAB against Orora Packaging Solutions.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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