James A. Clark
James A. Clark is an accomplished litigator in a variety of fields. His work has recently emphasized intellectual property litigation, including particularly trademark and trade secret cases.
- Mr. Clark was the lead attorney for Sanford Corporation in the International Trade Commission case that in 2005 awarded Sanford a General Exclusion Order broadly banning from the United States all markers that appear similar to the trade dress of Sanford's SHARPIE® marker.
- He has been Newell Rubbermaid's lead lawyer in litigation relating to that client's most valuable marks including RUBBERMAID®, SHARPIE®, LITTLE TIKES®, and others.
- He also has been at the forefront of developments in trade dress laws having tried ground-breaking cases involving planning notebooks, markers, hand tools and grills and represented Thermos LLC in its recent successful defense of trade dress infringement claims involving the design of an insulated bottle.
Trade Secrets and Non-Compete Agreements
Awards and Honors
AV Rated — Martindale-Hubbell
Case Western Reserve University School of Law(J.D., 1977)
Order of the Coif
Executive Articles Editor, Case Western Reserve Law Review
Cleveland State University(M.S., 1974)
Miami University(B.A., B.S., 1971)
Honorable John M. Manos, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
Lecturer, The University of Chicago Law School Litigation Laboratory
Adjunct Professor, DePaul University College of Law
Pretrial Litigation Strategies
Lecturer, National Institute for Trial Advocacy
Trial and deposition skills