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J.D., Georgetown University, cum laude, 1990

M.A., Auburn University, 1984

B.A., Auburn University, cum laude, 1977

Diploma, U.S. Naval War College, with distinction, 1994

Professional Recognition

AV Peer Review Rating by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers

Named one of “The Top 100” lawyers in Virginia Super Lawyers magazine, Virginia & West Virginia 2014 Edition.

Virginia Super Lawyers, 2010 - 2015 and 2006 Editions

Virginia’s “Legal Elite,” Virginia Business magazine


Virginia State Bar, IP Section

District of Columbia Bar Association, IP Section

International Trademark Association

Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association

Admitted to Practice

Eastern District of Virginia

District of D.C.

District of Maryland

Fourth Circuit

D.C. Circuit

Federal Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court


Member, Trademark Public Advisory Committee, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Board of Governors, Intellectual Property Law Section, Virginia State Bar

Board of Trustees, Old Dominion University Research Foundation Member, Association News Subcommittee

International Trademark Association Bulletin Committee

CIVIC Leadership Institute, Class of 2004

Former Commander, Navy Reserve Intelligence Area Fifteen (Mid-Atlantic)

Awarded Defense Superior Service Medal by U.S. Secretary of Defense

Captain, U.S. Navy Reserve (Retired)

Timothy J. Lockhart



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Practice Areas

Intellectual Property, Corporate and Securities and Finance

Tim is a member of the firm and practices in its Corporate, Securities, and Finance Section, where he heads the Intellectual Property Group. Tim concentrates his practice on trademark and copyright counseling, registration, and enforcement; trade secret protection; e-commerce and other web-related issues; patent and software licensing; technology agreements; and intellectual property litigation.

Tim works closely with patent counsel on obtaining patents for clients’ inventions. He performs due-diligence reviews in connection with merger-and-acquisition transactions and counsels clients regarding noncompetition, nondisclosure, and other employment issues.

In 2014 the U.S. Secretary of Commerce appointed Tim to a second term as a member of the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (“TPAC”) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  (Tim previously served on the TPAC from 2008 to 2011.) In 2011 Tim was elected to the Board of Governors of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the Virginia State Bar and to the Board of Trustees of the Old Dominion University Research Foundation. He previously served on the boards of the Cultural Alliance of Greater Hampton Roads, Technology Hampton Roads, and the Tidewater Chinese School. Tim currently chairs the Association News Subcommittee of the International Trademark Association’s Bulletin Committee, and he formerly chaired both the U.S. & Canada Law & Practice Subcommittee and the Features Subcommittee of the Bulletin Committee.  The Virginia & West Virginia 2014 edition of Super Lawyers magazine named Tim as one of “The Top 100” lawyers in Virginia.

A member of the Bars of Virginia and the District of Columbia, Tim is admitted to practice before several federal district and appellate courts, including the Eastern District of Virginia, the Fourth Circuit, the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He frequently publishes articles and teaches seminars on developments in U.S. and international trademark and copyright law.

  • Handled over 500 federal and state trademark applications and registrations, including maintenance and renewals, covering a wide variety of goods and services.

  • Prepared and negotiated all types of intellectual property licensing agreements, including software and other copyright agreements, merchandising and other trademark agreements, and patent and other technology agreements.

  • Represented major authentication-management company in negotiating and drafting complex agreements for the licensing and development of biometric identification technology.

  • Represented web-based fleet-management company in negotiating and drafting complex agreements for local and remote control of large inventories of capital equipment such as forklifts.

  • Planned, developed, and implemented a comprehensive program for protecting the intellectual property, including patents, of a start-up provider of high-technology design and manufacturing services.

  • Represented high-speed Internet access company in negotiating and drafting multi-party agreements for assignment of over 35 contracts for vendor-supplied telecommunications circuits.

  • Led a team of five lawyers and two legal assistants in performing a comprehensive due-diligence review of all of a major New York publisher’s intellectual property assets, including copyrights, trademarks, and author agreements.

  • Reviewed and revised all intellectual property agreements associated with multimillion-dollar investment by major venture capital firm in online recruiting service.

  • Led large teams of lawyers and legal assistants responsible for registering and enforcing sports-related copyrights and trademarks, including planning, coordinating, and conducting “John Doe” seizures at stadiums and other locations.

  • Participated in litigating numerous copyright, patent, trade secret, and trademark infringement cases and in successfully appealing trademark decisions to U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Second Circuit, and Fourth Circuit.