About Roger P. Furey

Roger Furey has a proud history in leadership at Katten, where he served as the firm's chairman from 2016 to 2024. Roger is known for his deep commitment to client service, as well as building the firm's diversity and inclusion, pro bono and community engagement capabilities. In 2018, he helped oversee the firm's expansion in Texas with the opening of a robust office in Dallas. His vision for Katten to be nimble and innovative played a critical role when the firm needed to pivot during the pandemic in 2020. Prior to becoming chair, Roger served for several years as the Washington, DC office managing partner and has served as a member of the firm's Executive Committee, Compensation Committee and Board of Directors.

Protecting and enforcing intellectual property and advertising rights

Since joining Katten in 2001, Roger has protected and enforced the intellectual property rights of his clients in every region of the world. Roger concentrates his practice on disputes involving 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.

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 (FTC) 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

  • Represented eye care company in advertising litigation with competitors before the NAD.
  • Defended global family-care products company in federal court trade dress and trademark infringement litigation involving design of family care products.
  • 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.
  • Represented wireless device manufacturer in FTC and state attorneys general investigations into alleged false advertising involving viral marketing of YouTube video of product demonstration.
  • Represent online education provider in FTC investigation into alleged deceptive trade practices.
  • Represented vacuum cleaner manufacturer in federal court litigation involving claimed violations of Section 43(a) of the Lanham Act (false advertising).
  • Counseled global battery manufacturer on compliance with advertising and sweepstakes promotions laws.
  • Represent Internet domain name registry in federal court litigation involving first amendment issues.
  • Represented sewage aeration system manufacturer in federal court and Trademark Office trademark infringement and registration litigation.
  • Represented private watchdog agency in federal court litigation involving trademark infringement, Section 1983 and first amendment issues.

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