Rebecca Liebowitz

Liebowitz Rebecca

Rebecca Liebowitz helps clients of all sizes establish and protect their brands around the world. As a co-chair of Venable's Trademark Prosecution and Brand Management Group, Rebecca works with local counsel across the globe to protect worldwide intellectual property (IP) interests. She provides honest and useful advice, so clients thoroughly understand all of their brand enforcement and management options. Rebecca takes an analytical approach to portfolio management, weighing legal, business, and reputational risks when guiding clients through difficult decisions. These attributes make Rebecca the attorney that other legal professionals turn to when seeking practical guidance and smart solutions for their clients.

Over the course of her extensive career, Rebecca has handled both traditional trademarks (trademarks, service marks, logos, and slogans) and nontraditional trademarks (trade dress and sound marks) across wide-ranging industries. She also provides copyright protection and enforcement and helps with brand rollouts, preparing brand availability opinions and license agreements. She routinely prepares and prosecutes applications and represents clients in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).

Additionally, Rebecca manages online brand protection programs (including registering and policing domain names), working with Customs and Border Protection to prevent infringing goods from entering the country, conducting intellectual property due diligence audits, and working alongside IP litigators at all stages of disputes. She also regularly handles Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceedings.

As a respected thought leader, she regularly develops and provides training to in-house legal and brand development teams on creating and protecting brand assets.


Representative Matters

  • Represents an international food and agriculture company in global counseling and enforcement of a family of brands in all aspects of trademark, advertising, domain name, copyright, licensing, and enforcement issues. This work also includes advising on two significant acquisitions significantly expanding the family of brands
  • Manages IP enforcement efforts and trademark clearance and prosecution, both in the U.S. and abroad, for a health and wellness brand. Represents the company in TTAB matters and federal litigation, to both enforce and defend the brand
  • Negotiated a worldwide settlement agreement to resolve a dispute between two parties using nearly identical marks, one in connection with golfing goods/services and the other in connection with driving goods/services
  • Defended a restaurant against numerous parties claiming earlier rights, with favorable results
  • Assisted a production company with high-dollar licensing transactions involving major TV show names
  • Obtained reinstatement of trademark registration more than one year after TTAB decision canceling registration after a default judgment on behalf of a dietary supplement owner
  • Obtained a favorable settlement on behalf of VBrick Systems, Inc. in a trademark infringement action brought by, Inc. in the Northern District of California, enabling VBrick to continue using its mark (, Inc. v. VBrick Systems, Inc.)




  • J.D. George Mason University School of Law 2007
    • Publications editor, George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal
    • George Mason University Writing Fellow
  • M.A. Museum Studies The George Washington University 2003
  • B.A. magna cum laude American University 1999

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, Intellectual Property Section, American Bar Association
  • Member, Intellectual Property Section, District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Member, Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • Member, Editorial Board Subcommittee, Trademark Reporter Committee, International Trademark Association, 2010 − 2014
  • Member, U.S. Subcommittee, Famous & Well-Known Marks Committee, 2014 – 2018
  • Member, U.S. Subcommittee, Non-Traditional Marks Committee, 2018 – 2020


  • Expert Guides, Rising Star, 2015 – 2018
  • Chambers USA
    • Up and Coming, Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets, Washington, DC, 2018 – 2021
    • Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets, Washington, DC, 2022 – 2023
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, Washington, DC, 2016 – 2018
  • World Trademark Review, WTR 1000, Prosecution and Strategy, 2015 – 2023
  • Legal 500
    • Media, technology and telecoms - Technology: transactions, 2022
    • Trademarks: Non-Contentious, 2015
  • Managing Intellectual Property, IP Star, 2022 – 2023
  • Business Today, Top 10 Influential IP Lawyers in DC, 2023