About Roger P. Furey

As the chair of Katten, Roger Furey leads the development of the firm's vision, strategic direction and growth. Roger also works together with CEO Noah Heller to execute on the firm’s strategic priorities, including strengthening the firm’s diversity and inclusion, pro bono, and community engagement capabilities. Roger spends much of his time with clients of the firm, ensuring they receive the highest quality legal service delivered with efficiency and innovation. In addition to his role as chair, during his legal career Roger has protected and enforced the intellectual property rights of his clients in every region of the world. His practice concentrates on disputes involving trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, advertising and other areas of unfair competition.

Protecting and enforcing intellectual property and advertising rights

Roger's IP litigation experience includes trademark and trade dress infringement, copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriation for clients across a wide range of industries, including telecommunications and information technology, automotive parts, chemical coatings, consumer homecare, industrial power sources, aviation and aerospace, flooring products and defense contracting. He also has considerable experience representing sports entities in nationwide trademark and copyright infringement ad counterfeit-enforcement programs in connection with major sporting events.

In the advertising and marketing arena, Roger represents clients in Lanham Act Section 43(a) false advertising and state law unfair competition litigation. He also handles inquiries, investigations and litigations brought by regulators including the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general. His location in the Washington, DC office provides him with ready access to federal regulators, and he has developed strong working relationships with many of them. Finally, Roger and his team review client advertising campaigns for compliance with federal and state regulatory requirements, and he is active in representing clients in advertising disputes brought before the National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Better Business Bureau.

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Practice Focus

  • Trademark litigation and protection
  • False advertising and unfair competition
  • Copyright litigation and protection
  • Trade secret litigation and protection

Representative Experience

  • Represent eye care company in advertising disputes with competitors before the NAD.
  • Defended global family-care products company in federal court trade dress and trademark infringement litigation involving design of absorbent pads.
  • Represent clothing manufacturer in potential federal court false advertising litigation involving Made in USA and other claims.
  • Represent telecommunications company in federal court litigation involving false advertising claims brought by competitor.
  • Represent global family-care products company in federal court trademark infringement litigation involving television commercials and other advertising for a home-care product.
  • Represented property management company in FTC investigation into alleged violations of the FTC Act. Negotiated resolution.
  • Represented wireless device manufacturer in FTC and state attorneys general investigations into alleged false advertising involving viral marketing of YouTube video of product demonstration. Negotiated resolution.
  • Represent online education provider in FTC investigation into alleged deceptive trade practices.
  • Represent vacuum cleaner manufacturer in federal court litigation involving claimed violations of Section 43(a) of the Lanham Act (false advertising).
  • Counsel battery manufacturer on compliance with state sweepstakes promotions laws.
  • Represent Internet domain name registry in federal court litigation involving requests for emergency and preliminary injunctive relief, and appeals, concerning first amendment issues.
  • Represent sewage aeration system manufacturer in federal court and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board trademark infringement and registration litigation.
  • Represent private watchdog agency in federal court litigation involving trademark infringement, Section 1983 and first amendment issues.

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