Christina J. Moser

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Partner

Cleveland
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Overview

Christina Moser excels in the investigation and execution of comprehensive litigation strategy across the entire range of intellectual property specialties, through trial and appeal, for clients ranging from multinational corporations to growing enterprises involved in “bet the company” lawsuits. She also brings a global perspective to leveraging her more than 20 years of litigation experience of advising companies on how to develop and protect their products and services through registering and policing their intellectual property. Christina offers a comprehensive, practical approach to formulating a litigation or enforcement plan that fits her clients’ industries and priorities.

Christina is one of the founding “Masters of the Bench” for the newly created Kathleen M. O’Malley Inn of Court. She has served the Ohio intellectual property community in many ways, as one of the leaders of the Northern District of Ohio Local Patent Rules Drafting Committee, teaching trademark law and trademark and copyright litigation as an adjunct professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law and holding leadership positions in the Cleveland Municipal Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section and the Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association.

Select Experience

  • Representing a leading enterprise content management and process management services and software provider in various litigated matters, including multi-district, multi-action patent litigation in the Western District of Texas and Central District of California brought by one of the largest companies in the industry.
  • Representing one of the world’s largest financial advisory firms in a trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, breach of loyalty and false advertising lawsuit brought against a former employee who started a competing company while still employed by the client.
  • Protecting the trade dress and trademark rights of a leading automotive tire tool company against foreign knock-offs in multiple litigations in Ohio and California.
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Experience

  • Representing a leading enterprise content management and process management services and software provider in various litigated matters, including multi-district, multi-action patent litigation in the Western District of Texas and Central District of California brought by one of the largest companies in the industry.
  • Representing one of the world’s largest financial advisory firms in a trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, breach of loyalty and false advertising lawsuit brought against a former employee who started a competing company while still employed by the client.
  • Protecting the trade dress and trademark rights of a leading automotive tire tool company against foreign knock-offs in multiple litigations in Ohio and California.
  • Successfully defended an American multinational technology company that specializes in consumer electronics, computer software and online services against copyright infringement claims brought by pro se defendants in the Southern District of Ohio and Eastern District of Pennsylvania, winning dismissals of the lawsuits at the pleading stage (including a dismissal that was upheld on appeal by the Sixth Circuit).
  • Represented one of the world’s largest financial advisory firms in a complicated trade secret lawsuit involving corporate performance management software brought in the Eastern District of Virginia “rocket docket.”
  • Represented one of the world’s largest mass retailers in a trademark, trade dress and copyright infringement action involving children’s “Silly Bandz” novelty bands.
  • Representing an Ohio-based global consumer food products company in various disputes involving trade dress and trademark rights.
  • Represented an automobile manufacturer in a trademark infringement action against a terminated dealer.
  • Represented a Canada-based technology company in patent infringement actions spanning more than a decade involving remote computer access technology in U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Virginia and the Northern District of Ohio.
  • Represented one of the largest suppliers of rotating equipment solutions in a trade secret and copyright case involving industrial valve technology in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
  • Represented a global Internet and software company in a patent infringement action involving traffic information services.
  • Aggressively defended clothing retailers in multiple copyright infringement actions for over a decade involving garment fabric and lace patterns in the U.S. District Courts for the Central District of California and Southern District of New York.
  • Obtained the first judicial determination in which a court declared that the mark KIRBY for vacuum cleaners was “famous,” resulting in a finding of infringement and dilution.
  • Represented a global adhesives and coatings company in a trademark infringement dispute in which the settlement was enforced following a favorable appeal to the Sixth Circuit.
  • Represented a performance rights society in various copyright infringement disputes, including a Sixth Circuit appeal affirming the original default judgment in favor of the client.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • WTR 1000 – The World's Leading Trademark Professionals (2018 to 2019, 2022)
    • Top Attorney in Ohio - Silver (2018 to 2019)
    • Top Attorney in Ohio - Bronze (2022)
  • Ohio Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2009, 2011 and 2013)

Memberships

  • Kathleen M. O'Malley Inn of Court
  • Federal Bar Association: IP Section
  • California Bar Association: IP Section
  • Ohio State Bar Association: IP Section
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association: Intellectual Property Section, past Chair
  • Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association: Former Chair of Anti-trust Committee and Copyright Committee
  • Northern District of Ohio Local Patent Rules Drafting Committee

Community

  • Cleveland Municipal School District: Reading tutor
  • CMBA "3Rs" program: Instructor

Pro Bono

  • Represented clients in the creative community as a committee member of CMBA's Cleveland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.

Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • Ohio
  • California

Education

  • LL.M., The London School of Economics and Political Science, 2001, with merit
  • J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law, 1998, magna cum laude 
  • B.S., Ohio University, 1995, Honors Tutorial College, with highest honor