Lydia Gobena’s passion for creativity permeates her broad global practice with innovative strategies for acquiring, enforcing, and assigning international intellectual property rights. From counseling clients on international trademark, industrial design, copyright, and unfair competition issues to litigating international and multicountry conflicts, Lydia gets results for her clients, including protection of nontraditional trademarks such as single colors and sound. Lydia has championed countless court and trademark office decisions for major brand owners acknowledging the fame of their trademarks in jurisdictions around the world, thereby preventing the registration and – in certain instances – use of infringing third-party trademarks. She also secured one of the first criminal convictions for trademark infringement in Chile.
With deep experience in obscure international jurisdictions, Lydia conducts global trademark clearance projects, including analysis and evaluation of search data and related risks. She investigates and negotiates issues relating to third-party rights, implements global filing strategies, and advises on domain name protection for ccTLD (country code top level domain) and gTLDs. Her transactional work includes IP portfolio audits and due diligence for acquisitions and divestitures.
Lydia’s diverse international clientele includes Tiffany and Company, Forbes, Edgar Rice Burroughs (Tarzan), and Harry’s. Her additional experience includes representing leading pharmaceutical and hotel companies, beverage and sports brands, and a leading provider of engineering and architectural software.