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Timothy J. Lyden

Northern Virginia

Timothy J. Lyden

Tim Lyden works with clients to protect their intellectual property rights. From advising on filing strategy for a single application to advising on acquisition of rights in 150 jurisdictions, Tim navigates filing and commercial processes to acquire, protect, develop, and commercialize clients' brands, including on the internet.

Tim develops and implements branding strategies, protecting brands through clearance, acquisition, monetizing, and enforcing rights. He also works with clients to enforce their brands against third parties, achieving commercial resolutions outside the litigation context when it meets clients' objectives. He also appears before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board in opposition and cancellation matters, in addition to appearing before domain name arbitration panels to enforce trademark and other rights in domain names.

Tim also works with clients to protect their other intellectual property rights through copyright and other mechanisms available to do so, working closely with colleagues in other practices and jurisdictions when warranted. In addition, Tim conducts due diligence on intellectual property assets and advises on IP issues in strategic transactions.

A co-leader of our U.S. trademark prosecution practice with 20 years' experience in trademark law, Tim represents clients across diverse industries, including life sciences, education, financial services, media, foodservice, luxury goods, and automotive.

Tim regularly advises clients and others concerning legal developments through his active participation in the International Trademark Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, and other organizations.

In addition to his pro bono work, Tim volunteers regularly with the Eleanor U. Kennedy Shelter in Alexandria, VA, staffing a legal clinic for homeless residents. Tim is also an active member of the Board of Directors of Legal Services of Northern Virginia, serving as board president from April 2013 through January 2015.

Representative experience

Co-lead in rebrand of international telecommunications company with clearance and acquisition of rights in over 100 jurisdictions.

Negotiation of various rights agreements and prosecution of brands on behalf of internationally known organization promoting health and wellness.

Management of worldwide trademark portfolio, with coordinated enforcement activities, for international spirits company.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., University of Richmond School of Law, 1995
  • B.A., cum laude, The College of William & Mary, 1992


  • Immediate Past President, Board of Directors, Legal Services of Northern Virginia
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association,
  • Member, Intellectual Property Law Section, American Bar Association
  • Member, Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • Member, Virginia Bar Association
  • Member, International Trademark Association,

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia

2008, 2010-2012, 2014-2016

Legal Elite, Legal Services, Pro Bono

Virginia Business magazine

Latest thinking and events

Hogan Lovells Events

Going Global

Tokyo: 16 November 2017 at 09:30 - 18:00 ; Osaka: 13 November 2017 9:30 - 18:00

Published Works

Northern Virginia Technology Council, General Counsel Committee Legal Deskbook – Trademarks

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