- The Commonwealth of Virginia
- The District of Columbia
- Member – International Trademark Association (INTA)
- Free Trade Areas Committee
Jay Hines concentrates his practice in the areas of trademark and copyright law. Formerly a Senior Trademark Attorney at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), he focuses on trademark prosecution, enforcement and inter partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
While at the USPTO, Mr. Hines served in the Office of the Commissioner for Trademarks and carried out a special assignment involving automation issues related to implementation of the Trademark Law Revision Act of 1988.
Mr. Hines also has an active international trademark practice. He manages worldwide trademark portfolios and has written and spoken frequently on the Madrid Protocol; he was a private sector delegate to the World Intellectual Property Organization Diplomatic Conference on the Trademark Law Treaty. He taught Trademarks and Unfair Competition Law at George Mason University School of Law and U.S. Trademark Law in Practice at the Max Planck Institute. Mr. Hines also served as an arbitrator in domain name disputes for the National Arbitration Forum and WIPO.