Alan S. Nemes: Lawyer with Husch Blackwell LLP

Alan S. Nemes

St. Louis,  MO  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Food & Agribusiness
  • Technology
  • Manufacturing & Transportation
  • Manufacturing
  • Alcohol & Beverage
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Counseling
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Advertising & Marketing
  • Closely Held Business
  • Entertainment & Media
  • International
  • Technology & E-Commerce
  • Trademarks & Copyrights
Contact InfoTelephone: 314.345.6461
Fax: 314.480.1505
University Indiana University, B.A., 1977; Harvard University, East Asian Legal Studies, 1982
Law SchoolWashington University School of Law, J.D., 1982 Order of the Coif; Washington University Law Review
Admitted1982, Missouri; 1989, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri; 1989, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1989, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Bar Association

•The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

•International Trademark Association

•The Missouri Bar


Alan represents domestic and international clients regarding intellectual property (IP) matters, such as trademarks, copyrights, trade dress, domain names, advertising, labeling, registered designs, product configuration, customs filings, and IP litigation, oppositions and cancellations. He also conducts domestic and international availability searches for intellectual property - on behalf of food and beverage clients, fashion clients, consumer products and service companies, and others in need of protecting their brands and IP - and prepares and negotiates licensing agreements and vendor and supplier agreements with distributors, wholesalers and retailers.

Some of Alan's more significant food, fashion and consumer products and service-related matters include:

•Managing domestic and international intellectual property assets for a wide variety of consumer companies; developing strategies for protecting and expanding intellectual property portfolios.

Enforcing trademarks, copyrights, domain names and other intellectual property rights of clients worldwide.

Conducting due diligence and negotiating trademark acquisitions and divestitures.

Alan regularly consults with companies seeking to develop global brand strategies and to maintain and apply their intellectual property portfolios. He also has obtained and enforced nontraditional intellectual property protection for clients around the world. He has received multiple orders and judgments from the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and federal courts enforcing his clients' trademark and copyright interests.

Before joining the firm, Alan was intellectual property counsel for Edison Brothers Stores Inc., a fashion and footwear company, and owned his own brand name consulting and creation company.

Awards and Recognitions

The Best Lawyers In America, Copyright Law, Litigation-Intellectual Property, Trademark Law, 2005-2014; St. Louis Trademark Law Lawyer of the Year, 2014

Chambers USA, Intellectual Property Law, 2012-2014

•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent


Managing intellectual property assets for specialty food and beverage companies.

•Enforcing trademark and copyright rights for international fashion brand.

•Advising consumer products clients in acquisition and divestiture of national and international trademarks.

•Negotiating multimillion-dollar trademark acquisition agreement.

Business Insights

Business Insights

1.01.14 Trademark Laws: Missouri, Practical Law Company, Thompson Reuters

10.30.13 Intellectual Property Seminar
Seminar St. Louis, MO

1.01.13 Rights of Publicity Laws: Missouri, Practical Law Company, Thompson Reuters

11.05.12 With New Internet Addresses on the Horizon, Companies Must Actively Guard Their Brands

10.17.12 Intellectual Property Seminar
Seminar St. Louis, MO

1.01.12 Overlapping Rights in Designs, Trademarks and Trade Dress, Overlapping Intellectual Property Rights, Oxford University Press

11.01.11 Annual Eighth Circuit and Federal Circuit Trademark Review, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Speaking Engagement

10.20.11 Intellectual Property Seminar
Seminar St. Louis, MO

10.28.10 St. Louis Business Journal and ALIVE Magazine, Build Your Brand seminar
Speaking Engagement St. Louis, MO

4.22.10 Intellectual Property Seminar
Seminar Chicago, IL

In The News

5.23.14 Chambers USA 2014 Gives Husch Blackwell High Rankings in Nine Areas of Law; 40 Attorneys Recognized
Energy & Natural Resources Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals Real Estate, Development & Construction News Release

8.16.13 Best Lawyers 2014 Names 109 from Husch Blackwell, 13 Lawyers of the Year
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals Real Estate, Development & Construction Financial Services Energy & Natural Resources News Release

6.03.13 Husch Blackwell Receives High Rankings, Praise from Clients in Chambers USA 2013
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8.23.12 2013 Best Lawyers Includes 106 Husch Blackwell Attorneys in 56 Practice Areas and 7 States
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6.12.12 Husch Blackwell Receives Top Rankings from Chambers and Partners
Real Estate, Development & Construction News Release

9.06.11 More Than 100 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers 2012
News Release


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Office Information

Alan S. Nemes

190 Carondelet Plaza, Suite 600
St. LouisMO 63105-3441


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