Robert E. Smartschan: Lawyer with Kaufman & Canoles A Professional Corporation

Robert E. Smartschan

Phone(757) 624.3221

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Practice Areas

  • Commercial
  • Mergers, Acquisitions & Strategic Alliances
  • Intellectual Property & Franchising
 
Contact InfoTelephone: (757) 624.3221
Fax: (757) 624.3169
http://www.kaufmanandcanoles.com
 
University Lehigh University, B.A., highest honors, 1970
 
Law SchoolCollege of William & Mary School of Law, J.D., 1977
 
Admitted1977, Virginia
 
Memberships 

Associations

• American Bar Association
• Virginia Bar Association
• Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association
• American Intellectual Property Law Association

 
BornAllentown, Pennsylvania, May 12, 1948
 
Biography

In addition to his long tenure in Kaufman & Canoles' Commercial Section, Bob is the founder and former chairman of the firm's Intellectual Property Group. His commercial law practice includes banking and finance, government and other complex contracts, distribution and marketing law, business transfers and strategic alliances, and corporations and other forms of business ownership. His intellectual property practice includes trademarks, computer software and businesses, Internet domain names and businesses, copyrights, trade secrets, and management, protection, transfer and licensing of these and other intangible assets, including technology and patent rights.

Recognition and honors
•Best Lawyers in America, 2012-2015
•Virginia's Legal Elite; Virginia Business Magazine , 2004, 2008-2013
•Hampton Roads Technology Council; Board of Directions,1996-2006
•Hampton Roads Technology Incubator; General Counsel, 1998-present
•United States Navy, 1971-1974
•Associate Editor, William & Mary Law Review
•Phi Beta Kappa, Lehigh University

Press and Publication
• 42 Kaufman & Canoles Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2015
• Restaurant Client Alert - Summer 2014
• 54 Kaufman & Canoles Attorneys Named to Virginia Business Magazine's Legal Elite 2013
• 42 Kaufman & Canoles Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2014
• 55 Kaufman & Canoles Attorneys Named to Virginia Business Magazine's Legal Elite 2012
• 41 Kaufman & Canoles Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2013
• 53 Kaufman & Canoles Attorneys Named Virginia Business Magazine's Legal Elite 2011
• 40 Kaufman & Canoles Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2012
• 39 Kaufman & Canoles Attorneys Named Virginia Business Magazine's Legal Elite 2010
• 39 K&C Attorneys Named Virginia Business Magazine's Legal Elite 2009
• 36 Kaufman & Canoles Attorneys Named Virginia Business Magazine's Legal Elite 2008
• Not just for tech firms anymore
• 31 Kaufman & Canoles Attorneys Named to Virginia Business Magazine's Legal Elite

Webinars
• Protecting Your Brand and Trademarks Webinar

 
Reported CasesRepresentative Matters: Represent a major media client to establish, structure, negotiate and maintain long-term credit and cash management relationships with multiple national and regional banks and institutional lenders; Negotiated a $500 million bridge financing and syndicated credit facility for publishing client, with consortium of U.S. and international bank lenders; Negotiated intellectual property representations, warranties and other terms as seller's counsel in $45 million sale of national specialty publishing business and assets; Coordinate and manage a patent/invention portfolio of a major research/development/educational institution working closely with NASA and other U.S. Government agencies; represent this client in structuring and negotiation of joint ownership and other agreements with Government and other parties
 
ISLN903642154
 

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Misuse of Social Media Photographs Can Lead to Costly Copyright Infringement
Robert E. Smartschan, November 13, 2014
Anyone who has ever had Getty Images’ lawyer send them a letter demanding payment of retroactive fees for trivial usage of copyrighted photographs on their website will see the irony in a recent federal court decision granting a photographer $1.2 million in damages for misuse of his...

Beware of Using Your Restaurant Name in Multiple Locations Without Federal or State Service Mark Protection or a Written Agreement with All Subsequent Users of the Name
Nicole J. Harrell,Robert E. Smartschan,Stephen E. Story, July 30, 2014
Beware of using your restaurant name in multiple locations without federal or state service mark protection or a written agreement with all subsequent users of the restaurant name. It is not uncommon for a successful restaurateur to expand using the same name as the initial flagship restaurant....


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Robert E. Smartschan

150 West Main Street, Suite 2100
NorfolkVA 23514




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