Tom Zutic is Chair of DLA Piper’s Washington, DC Trademark, Copyright, and Media Group. Tom regularly counsels clients on a variety of intellectual property issues affecting their day-to-day business operations and transactions.  Tom works with clients on a wide variety of intellectual property matters, with a particular focus on trademark counselling and enforcement, complex intellectual property licensing, as well as copyright enforcement and litigation, domain name, and other Internet issues.  He partners with clients to identify valuable intellectual property assets, as well as develop effective strategies to enhance the value of their intellectual property and take action against unauthorized uses of the same.  Tom works closely with clients in all sectors including the video game and media, retail, real-estate, and professional services sectors. 

Tom has in-depth experience in intellectual property licensing and he works with clients to acquire, develop, and exploit intellectual property assets. He also frequently advises clients on brand development and protection, as well as the intellectual property aspects of mergers and acquisitions, including due diligence and agreement drafting.

Tom also handles trademark and copyright litigation matters in the federal courts, as well as inter partes trademark matters before the United States Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Tom has successfully handled numerous ICANN domain name disputes and assists clients with all aspects of domain name portfolio management.

Tom is Chair of the US Chapter of Iris, DLA Piper’s LGBTQ Resource Group, and he is a member of DLA Piper's North American Pro Bono Committee.  He also serves on the Boards of the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts and Olney Theatre Center.