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James L. Bikoff, Partner (Email:

James L. Bikoff is chairman of the Intellectual Property and Internet practice group at Silverberg Goldman & Bikoff LLP. He has been active for over 30 years directing worldwide intellectual property protection, trademark litigation and anti-counterfeiting enforcement. More recently, his firm has been at the forefront of Internet and domain name litigation. His clients include the International Olympic Committee, the United States Olympic Committee, the American National Red Cross, Federation Internationale de Football Association ("FIFA"), the National Grange, Cooper Industries, Home Insurance Company, Vinival, Atlantic Coast Airlines and SAES Getters SpA.  

He has also directed international intellectual property enforcement programs for clients such as the United States Olympic Committee, Major League Soccer, the United States Soccer Federation, World Cup U.S.A. 1994, Nintendo of America and The World Bank.  In 1996, he was in charge of enforcement for the Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Bikoff also counsels a growing number of wineries and restaurants on trademark issues.

Mr. Bikoff’s practice focuses on formulating and implementing worldwide trademark and copyright protection and enforcement programs for clients in the consumer and  industrial product sectors, as well as service providers such as banks and insurance companies.  He also supervises trade policy matters, including Special 301 and U.S. Customs Service intellectual property programs.

Mr. Bikoff is a member of the Intellectual Property Committee of the American Bar Association, the International Bar Association, the European Community Trademark Association (Anticounterfeiting Committee), the International Trademark Association (Roundtable Meetings Committee), and the New York Intellectual Property Law Association (Internet Committee), and has served as co-chair of the Intellectual Property Committee of the DC Bar Association. He is also a member of several editorial and advisory boards, including the IP Litigator, International Quarterly, The University of Baltimore Intellectual Property Law Journal and the World eBusiness Law Report.

Mr. Bikoff graduated, cum laude, from the University of Cincinnati in 1962. He received his LLB from Columbia University School of Law in 1965 and obtained an LLM in trade regulation from the New York University School of Law in 1966.

Mr. Bikoff was lead counsel in a landmark anticybersquatting action for the NCAA involving the first freeze of assets against an offshore Internet gambling website, and is currently lead counsel in a case involving the largest number of domain names ever joined as defendants.  International Olympic Committee, United States Olympic Committee and Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the Olympic Winter Games of 2002 v., et al., Civ. No. 00-1018-A (E.D.Va. 2000).  Mr. Bikoff has also achieved a string of victories in UDRP proceedings on behalf of the American Red Cross and the International Olympic Committee.

Mr. Bikoff has written and spoken frequently on intellectual property protection and enforcement in the United States and abroad, and has testified before Congress in support of intellectual property legislation. He was actively involved in the enactment of the U.S. Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (“ACPA”). He is the author and co-author of numerous articles on trade mark, copyright and domain name issues including Protection at the Border, The American Lawyer’s Corporate Counsel Magazine (1995); Remedies for Licensors Against Gray Market Imports, The Licensing Journal (1995); Special 301: An Effective Remedy to Secure Foreign Intellectual Property Protection, Corporate Counsel’s International Adviser, International Quarterly and Laws of International Trade (1996);   The 2002 Olympic Games – Another Gold Medal For Trademark Enforcement?, The Licensing Journal (2000); Geographic Identifiers in Domain Names – No Special Protection at This Time, The IP Litigator and The International Quarterly (2002); and Unique Statutory Protection Contributes to Success in the UDRP for the American Red Cross, World eBusiness Law Report (2002).


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