Virginia R. Richard

Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP

Virginia R. Richard

Virginia R. Richard

Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP

Biography

Virginia R. Richard, Partner of Winston & Strawn LLP

Virginia Richard is a partner in the firm’s New York office and a member of its Executive Committee.

She has litigated trademark, unfair competition, false advertising, and copyright infringement cases in federal courts throughout the United States and has supervised trademark and unfair competition litigation in over 70 countries. Ms. Richard has developed and implemented worldwide trademark registration, policing, and enforcement programs for numerous Fortune 500 companies.

Ms. Richard’s practice includes trademark and copyright licensing, Web site development agreements, content licenses, Web hosting and co-location agreements, software development agreements, software licensing, and technology transfer and consulting agreements. Ms. Richard frequently works with the firm’s corporate partners in connection with intellectual property aspects of private equity deals, IPOs, and mergers and acquisitions.

Ms. Richard’s clients include insurance and financial services companies, health care providers, telecommunication companies, software firms, marketing and technology consulting firms, and consumer goods companies in the apparel, textile, food, and tobacco fields.


Honors and Awards
Ms. Richard was recognized in the World Trademark Review’s “WTR 1000” and is noted as, “a serious player in the trademark field” in 2011 and 2012. She was chosen as a leading lawyer by The Best Lawyers in America in 2006-2013. She was listed in An International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers in 2005 and 2006. In addition, she was recognized as a New York Super Lawyer each year from 2006 through 2011.


Activities
Ms. Richard is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and Corporate Opinion Committee. She is a member of the American Bar Association’s Section on Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law and the Section on Antitrust Law. She also is a member of the Federal Circuit Bar Association, New York Intellectual Property Law Association, and International Trademark Association.


Education
Ms. Richard received a B.A. in History from Manhattanville College in 1965 and a J.D. from New York University Law School in 1969.


Speeches and Publications

Ms. Richard is a frequent lecturer for the Practising Law Institute, International Trademark Association, and other continuing legal education organizations, and is the author of a number of articles on trademark and copyright law.

Ms. Richard is author of various articles on trademark and copyright law, including: “Management of Foreign Trademark Litigation,” Communications and the Law, December 1985; “Pros and Cons of Adherence to the Madrid Protocol,” NYPTCLA Bulletin, 1993; “A Guide to Internet Legislation,” R.R. Donnelly Financial, 2000; and “Developments in U.S. Brand Management and Dilution Law;” Building and Enforcing Intellectual Property Value, 2002; and "Hey, You, Get Off of My Trademark!" New York Law Journal, January 24, 2005. She is also a frequent contributor to The World Trademark Law Report.

Other lectures and speaking appearances have included “Maintenance and Protection of Trademarks Abroad,” U.S. Trademark Association, 1986; “Trademark Infringement,” Practising Law Institute, 1989; “Product Configuration Trademark Protection,” Practising Law Institute, 1995; “Injunctions in Software Copyright Cases,” American Institute, 1995; “The Duty to Search,” All-Ohio Annual Institute on Intellectual Property, 1999; “Developments in Trademark Law,” Practising Law Institute, 1999; “Developments in Entertainment Licensing,” Product Marketing Association, 2000; “Legal Issues Relating to Digital Distribution of Content,” International Quality and Productivity Center Conference, 2001; and “The Dilution Chronicles,” International Trademark Association Leadership Conference, 2002


Legal Services
Copyright Litigation
IP Transactions
Trademark Litigation
Trademark Prosecution
Litigation
Industries
Aerospace and Defense
Automotive and Transportation
Financial Services and Banking
Food, Beverage and Agriculture
Health Care
Technology
Travel and Hospitality
Law School
New York University
JD, 1969
Law School
New York
Practice Contacts
U.S. Supreme Court


Accolade Winston & Strawn Awarded "High Yield Deal of the Year" at IFLR 2013 Europe Awards

Accolade Winston & Strawn Partners Recognized in “WTR 1000” 2013

New Development Winston & Strawn Advises FAGE Group on Major Restructuring and Refinancing

Accolade Winston & Strawn Attorneys Included in New York – Metro Super Lawyers List

Accolade 86 Winston & Strawn Attorneys Listed in 2013 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

Accolade Winston & Strawn Partners Recognized in “WTR 1000” 2012

Accolade Winston & Strawn Attorneys Listed in New York Super Lawyers 2011 – Metro Edition

Accolade 76 Winston & Strawn Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America

New Development Winston Obtains Victory on Behalf of Renowned Fashion Designer, Todd Oldham

Accolade Winston & Strawn Partners Recognized in Inaugural Issue of WTR 1000

Accolade The Best Lawyers in America Lists 64 Winston Attorneys Among Nation's Best

Accolade The Best Lawyers in America Lists 60 Winston Attorneys Among Nation's Best

Press Release Winston & Strawn Attorneys Ranked In July/August Issue of SuperLawyers

Accolade Group of New York Partners Selected as Super Lawyers

Media Mention Virginia Richard Profiled in New York Law Journal Magazine

Press Release Winston Represents Discover in Pending $165 Million Acquisition of Diners Club

Accolade The Best Lawyers in America Lists 48 Winston Attorneys Among Nation's Best

Accolade Six Winston Partners Listed in "New York Super Lawyers"


Past Events

September 23, 2006 Diversity & Community Event Winston Sponsors South Asian Bar Association Dinner

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Winston & Strawn LLP provides legal services. The company's practice areas include antitrust & trade regulations, employment & labor relations, intellectual property, taxation & trusts, and estates. It was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Political Donations
$1,000
2007

White House Cyber Security Adviser at Executive Office of the President Under Donald Trump

$2,000
2003

Former President of United States

$250
2000

Founder at Congressional Black Caucus Institute

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Discover Financial Services purchases Diners Club International Ltd. from Citigroup, Inc.

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Luxottica Group SpA purchases Oakley, Inc.

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Gordon Brothers Group LLC, Gordon Brothers Finance Company, Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co., Inc. purchase RMBR Liquidation, Inc. from Luxottica Group SpA

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