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Anastasia J. Wade

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Biography

 As a partner at Brouse McDowell, Anastasia is focusing her practice in the areas of intellectual property litigation, insurance litigation, general business litigation, appellate practice including tax appeals, and trademark and copyright prosecution.

She has worked on disputes involving internet advertising, software authorship, trademark and trade dress infringement, song ownership, patent infringement, class action certification, constitutional challenges to state taxation, false advertising, and insurance recovery for large claims. In addition to litigation, she also manages trademark and copyright applications and prosecutions for the firm and has advised clients on insurance coverage matters.

  • Biography

     As a partner at Brouse McDowell, Anastasia is focusing her practice in the areas of intellectual property litigation, insurance litigation, general business litigation, appellate practice including tax appeals, and trademark and copyright prosecution.

    She has worked on disputes involving internet advertising, software authorship, trademark and trade dress infringement, song ownership, patent infringement, class action certification, constitutional challenges to state taxation, false advertising, and insurance recovery for large claims. In addition to litigation, she also manages trademark and copyright applications and prosecutions for the firm and has advised clients on insurance coverage matters.

  • Professional & Civic Activities
    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
    • Federal Bar Association, Member
    • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
    • Ohio Women's Bar Association, Member
    • Manos Inn of Court, Barrister
    • Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
  • Articles & Presentations
    • "When Ads Attack - An Overview of CGL Coverage for Advertising Injury," co-presenter with Alexandra V. Dattilo, Brouse McDowell Litigation Webinar Series (May 31, 2016)
    • "Disclaiming an Agency Relationship - Can it be Done?" co-author with Sharon A. Luarde, IADC Committee Newsletter (October 2015)
    • "Insurance Coverage for Intellectual Property Litigation," co-speaker with Alexandra V. Dattilo, Brouse McDowell Annual Insurance Coverage Conference, Independence, Ohio (October 1, 2015)
    • "Fourth Circuit's Rosetta Stone Ruling Alters the Face of Direct Trademark Infringement," Ohio State Bar Association Intellectual Property News (Summer, 2012)
    • “The Supreme Court, Zelman v. Simmons-Harris, and the Establishment Clause: Still a ‘Hopeless Disarray.’” The American Undergraduate Journal of Politics and Government.
  • Representative Engagements
    • Obtained several preliminary injunctions in favor of trademark owner in heavily disputed intellectual property litigation
    • Defeated motion for class certification of nationwide class in product liability case
    • Prevailed on appeal of dismissal based on lower court's misapplication of settlement agreement
    • Reached a favorable resolution for client involved in shareholder and software authorship dispute
    • Won a favorable summary judgment motion in client's favor on trademark counterfeiting
    • Arbitrated a contract dispute between vendors as lead counsel
    • Obtained a favorable settlement for client in a dispute over a union dues and employee benefits agreement
    • Prevailed on a federal appeal of counterfeiting claim and further developed the area of counterfeiting law in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
    • Argued a tax appeal before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Distinctions
    • Risings Star™ through a peer and achievement-based review conducted by the research team at Super Lawyers™, a service of Thomson Reuters legal division — 2012-2017