Douglas L. Hendricks

General Counsel at Morrison & Foerster LLP

Douglas L. Hendricks

Douglas L. Hendricks

General Counsel at Morrison & Foerster LLP

Biography

Douglas Hendricks is the general counsel of Morrison & Foerster, and the chair of its Risk Management Committee.

Mr. Hendricks has been practicing in the area of commercial litigation for more than 30 years. His practice covers four principal areas: trademark law, litigation involving real property, litigation involving financial institutions, and professional responsibility and ethics for the legal profession. He is most active in the area of trademark litigation, counseling, and prosecution.

Mr. Hendricks has advised or litigated on behalf of trademark clients in a wide variety of industries, including software, publishing, entertainment, biotechnology, medical devices, telecommunications, financial services, consumer package goods, electronic commerce, and motor vehicles. His practice spans state, federal, and appellate courts, as well as the USPTO and ICANN.

In 2008, Mr. Hendricks successfully completed litigation in U.S. District Court and in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) to protect the famous WHAT HAPPENS HERE STAYS HERE mark for the promotion of Las Vegas as a tourist destination. He obtained on LVCVA's behalf a permanent injunction, cancelation of the defendant's state and federal trademark registrations, an award of damages, and other relief.

In the real estate area, Mr. Hendricks has litigated cases involving all aspects of commercial, agricultural, and residential real property, including lease disputes, disputes between lenders and borrowers, disputes between buyers and sellers, commercial development matters, title disputes, construction defect litigation, and eminent domain. He also has litigated a variety of matters for financial institutions of all type, including consumer class actions, cases involving letter of credit, and disputes regarding security interests.

Mr. Hendricks also practices in the area of professional responsibility. He has advised both law firms and clients in disputes arising out of legal engagements, and has served as an arbitrator in fee dispute cases. He is a frequent speaker on issues of legal ethics, conflicts of interest, and law firm risk management.

Mr. Hendricks is recommended as a leading lawyer by Best Lawyers 2018, Legal 500 US 2011-2014 and Super Lawyers 2009.

Mr. Hendricks earned his B.A. from California State University and his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. While earning his J.D., Mr. Hendricks was editor-in-chief of the California Law Review.

Rearden LLC, et al. v. Rearden Commerce, Inc.

(Northern District of California, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit). Represented Rearden LLC in action alleging cybersquatting trademark and tradename infringement. After the Ninth Circuit reversed on behalf of our client, the case settled before trial on remand to the district court.

URO Investments v. Lucasfilm, Ltd.

(Napa County Superior Court). Represented Lucasfilm, Ltd. in litigation regarding construction defects and damage to personal property.

Verified Identity Pass, Inc. v. Priva Technologies, Inc.

(Northern District of California). Represented Verified Identity Pass, Inc. in a trademark infringement suit against Priva Technologies, Inc.

Anaheim Raffles Inn, LLC v. Raffles International Ltd., et al.

(Central District of California). Represented Best Western International in this trademark dispute involving the mark RAFFLES for hotel services.

Jelly Belly Candy Co. v. Aran Candy Ltd.

(Northern District of California). Represented defendant Aran Candy in this trademark and trade dress litigation action. Plaintiff alleged that the packaging on Aran’s gourmet jelly beans infringed marks and trade dress allegedly owned by plaintiff. The case was settled in 2008.

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority v. Tovar

(District of Nevada). Won summary judgment on behalf of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) in trademark litigation to protect the famous WHAT HAPPENS HERE STAYS HERE mark for the promotion of Las Vegas as a tourist destination. The court found that LVCVA's WHAT HAPPENS HERE STAYS HERE mark was a strong mark and that, as a matter of law, defendant's use of WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS STAYS IN VEGAS was likely to confuse consumers. The court also awarded LVCVA damages. Defendant's appeal to the 9th Circuit was dismissed.

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Education
JD
Class of 1978

The University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, commonly referred to as Berkeley Law and Boalt Hall, is one of 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley Law is consistently ranked as one of the top law schools in the nation, with acceptance rates lower than every school except Yale and Stanford. The Department of Jurisprudence was founded at Berkeley in 1894. In 1912, the department was renamed the School of Jurisprudence, which was then renamed the School of Law in 1950. The School was originally located in the center of the main UC Berkeley campus in the Boalt Memorial Hall of Law, built in 1911 with funds largely from Elizabeth Josselyn Boalt donated in memory of her late husband, John Henry Boalt. In 1951, the School moved to its current location in the new Boalt Hall, at the southeast corner of the campus, and the old Boalt Hall was renamed Durant Hall. In April 2008, the law school rebranded itself from "Boalt Hall" to "Berkeley Law", in order to more closely tie the law school's name with the campus upon which it resides. The administration hopes that this move will further increase the law school's prestige, since people will now associate it with the Berkeley campus.

BA
Class of 1975

California State University, Fresno (Fresno State) is a public comprehensive university and part of the 23 campus California State University system.[5] It is located at the northeast edge of Fresno, California, only 58 miles from Yosemite National Park. The university has a total enrollment of 22,565 students including undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate students.

Memberships
Editor-in-Chief
Prior

The California Law Review is a law journal published by the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. It was established in 1912. The application process consists of an anonymous write-on competition, with grades playing no role in the consideration of membership.

Career History
General Counsel
Current

Morrison & Foerster is a firm of exceptional credentials. Their name is synonymous with a commitment to client service that informs everything that they do. They are recognized throughout the world as a leader in providing cutting-edge legal advice on matters that are redefining practices and industries.

Political Donations
$250
2012

Former President of United States

$250
2008

Former President of United States

$250
2007

Representative from California's 28th Congressional District

Awards & Honors
2014
The Legal 500 United States
2013
The Legal 500 United States
2012
The Legal 500 United States
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