Justin Ourso enjoys the challenge of working with clients to solve difficult problems with creative strategies.
A recent example: After persuading the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal in 2012 to reverse the certification of two physical injury classes in a toxic tort class action arising out of a release from a chemical plant that originally had over 7, 000 potential claimants, in 2013 he obtained a ruling from the district court dismissing part of the third and remaining emotional injury class on First Amendment grounds, a novelty in toxic tort actions.
Mr. Ourso is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, who practiced seventeen years in New Orleans before returning to his native Baton Rouge. He practices in state and federal courts throughout Louisiana, and has practiced in federal court outside of Louisiana. He also practices in the Trademark Office of the U. S. Patent & Trademark Office and in the Copyright Office.
Mr. Ourso practices primarily in three areas: business litigation; intellectual property counseling, litigation, and transactions; and media law. He also has a selective practice in state agency regulatory disputes and experience in entertainment law.
Mr. Ourso's current areas of interest and research are trademarks in social media, including social media policies for businesses; geographical indications; and web site audits.
Mr. Ourso has been active in the committee work of the International Trademark Association (formerly, the United States Trademark Association) since 1994 and of the Intellectual Property Law section of the American Bar Association since 2001.
•125 Jones Walker LLP Attorneys Ranked in The Best Lawyers in America 2016
•Ourso Presents on Branding and Trademarks at Business & Technology Trade Mission Program
•Ourso Presents on Social Media at Conference of the Gulf Coast Intellectual Property Association
•Ourso Presents on IP Licensing at ABA Intellectual Property Law Section Annual Conference
•One Hundred Twenty-Nine Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2015
•One Hundred Twenty-Seven Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2014
• IP Licensing, March 25, 2015, ABA Intellectual Property Law Section Annual Conference
• Branding and Trademarks, January 15, 2015, Business & Technology Trade Mission Program
• Panelist: Social Media and Intellectual Property Law, October 30, 2014, Conference of the Gulf Coast Intellectual Property Association
• Trademarks and Social Media: A Preliminary Analysis of Trademark and Related Rights in Social Media, January 24, 2013, Gulf Coast Intellectual Property Association, New Orleans, LA
•Moderator, Obtaining and Enforcing Asset Freeze Orders & Similar Remedies Against On-Line Conterfeiters, March 30, 2012, American Bar Association's 27th Intellectual Property Law Conference, Arlington, VA
• Branding Your Business: The Nature, Selection, Use & Protection of Brand Names & Images, Louisiana Business & Technology Center, Baton Rouge, LA
•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell
•Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 (Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC) in the areas of Litigation - Intellectual Property and Trademark Law (listed annually since 2012) Fellow: University of Virginia School of Law.
University of Virginia School of Law. Member: Louisiana State (Member, Intellectual Property Law Section) and American Bar Associations (Member, Sections on: Litigation; Intellectual Property Law [Chair, Trademark Legislation Committee, 2015-date; Vice Chair, Trademark Legislation Committee, 2012-2015; Vice Chair, Trademark Litigation Committee, 2010-2012; Chair, State Trademark Laws Committee, 2008-2010; Member, Federal Trademark Legislation Committee, 1996-date; Member, Trademark Litigation Committee, 2010-date; Member, Task Force on the Federal Trademark Dilution Act, 2004-2005]); International Trademark Association (Member, Board of Directors, INTA Political Action Committee, 2008-date; Member, Related Rights Committee, Geographical Indications Subcommittee, 2012-date; Member, International Amicus Committee, U.S. Amicus Subcommittee, 2006-2011; Member, Legislative Analysis Committee, U.S. Legislation Subcommittee, 2002-2005 [Team Leader: Trade Dress Project, 2003; Bankruptcy Project, 2002]; Co-Chair, Trade Dress Forum, 2004 [speaker, Enforcing Rights in Trade Dress]; Member, Regulatory Analysis Committee, Chair, North American Regulatory Law Subcommittee, 1998-1999; Member, Legislative Analysis Committee, 1997-1998, Co-Chair, New Legislation Subcommittee, 1997-1998; Member, Issues and Policy Committee, 1996-1997, Chair, Functionality as a Defense Subcommittee, 1996-1997; Member, U.S. Legislation Committee, 1995-1996, Chair, Ad Hoc Federal Legislation Subcommittee, 1995-1996); Member, Model State Trademark Bill Committee, 1994-1995).