MARCH 10, 2016

Howard & Howard Expands IP Litigation Practice; Welcomes W. West Allen

Royal Oak, Michigan, March 10 , 2016:  Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that W. West Allen has joined the firm.  He will practice out of the firm’s Las Vegas Office.

W. West Allen’s practice focuses on intellectual property ‎litigation and strategic counseling. He has extensive experience representing clients in U.S. federal ‎courts on a wide variety of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, domain name, business and ‎Constitutional law disputes. Mr. Allen served for many years on the United States District Court, ‎District of Nevada Local Rules Civil Subcommittee and is the principal author of the District of Nevada ‎Local Rules of Practice for Patent Cases. As a member of the National Board of ‎Directors for the Federal Bar Association, Mr. Allen has worked with federal courts, judges and ‎lawyers across the country on various jurisprudential and intellectual property issues. He has ‎testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Bankruptcy and the Courts regarding the effect of sequestration on federal courts.  

Mr. Allen represents many U.S. and foreign clients in federal court litigation, arbitration, mediation and ‎before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He has extensive experience representing international clients with patent, trademark and copyright ‎disputes arising from international trade shows. Mr. Allen regularly prosecutes and defends cases involving ‎temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctions, and federal jurisdiction questions. He also provides intellectual property law counseling, including ‎trademark and copyright prosecution, clearance, licensing, as well as business dispute resolution and ‎mediation services.‎ Mr. Allen is ‎an effective advocate and his representation has produced outstanding results for his clients’ ‎involving all areas of federal law.
Mr. Allen founded the Nevada State Bar’s Intellectual Property ‎Section and was elected by his peers to be that Section’s first chair in 2004.  Mr. Allen has an AV® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and was selected for the 2013, 2014 and 2015 editions of The Best Lawyers in America®. He ‎is also featured in the 2010-2015 editions of Mountain States Super Lawyers and recognized in their 2014 and 2015 ‎‎'Top 100' Nevada lawyers list. Additionally, he has been selected as a 'Legal Elite' in the 2015 'Top 100 Attorneys in Southern Nevada' category, as ‎published by Nevada Business
Mr. Allen received his J.D. from John Marshall Law School in 1995 and his B.S. from Brigham Young University in 1991. He is admitted to practice in the State of Nevada as well as the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal, Second, Seventh and Ninth Circuits, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada.            
Founded in 1869, Howard & Howard is a full-service law firm with a national and international practice that provides legal services to businesses and business owners.  The firm has offices in Michigan (Ann Arbor and Royal Oak); Illinois (Chicago and Peoria); and Las Vegas, Nevada.  Howard & Howard’s major areas of practice include: bankruptcy and creditors’ rights; business and corporate; commercial litigation; employee benefits; environmental; estate planning; franchising; intellectual property; labor, employment and immigration; mergers and acquisitions; real estate; securities; and tax.  Our distinguished backgrounds provide us with a solid understanding of the industries we serve, including, automotive and industrial; commodity futures; construction; energy and utilities; financial services; gaming; healthcare; and hospitality. For more information, please visit the firm’s website at www.howardandhoward.com.

Stacey M. Parzuchowski
Marketing & Communications Manager
(248) 723-0412; (312) 456-3679
sparzuchowski@howardandhoward.com