Robert D. Michaux

Robert D. Michaux

  • Intellectual Property
  • Virginia
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Robert Michaux is a member of the Intellectual Property and Litigation departments at Christian & Barton. He regularly assists and advises corporate and small business clients with copyright and trademark matters, and represents clients with these “soft IP” issues before courts and administrative agencies. He also assists clients with securing, enforcing and maintaining trademark registrations in both the U.S. and in numerous international jurisdictions. In addition, Mr. Michaux has experience in a diverse range of commercial litigation disputes in both state and federal courts, including copyright and trademark infringement actions, trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, false advertising cases, business tort and conspiracy claims, contract, real estate, and tax credit matters, and declaratory judgment actions.

Mr. Michaux is active in bar leadership and currently serves as an officer on the Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law Section Council for the Virginia Bar Association, and on the Board of Governors for the Virginia State Bar’s Intellectual Property Law Section. He also is a past president of the Greater Richmond Intellectual Property Law Association. In addition, he regularly writes and speaks on issues in copyright and trademark law, and is the author of a legal treatise chapter on unique and specific applications of copyright law online.

Practice Area
  • Intellectual Property

Additional Practice Areas
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Litigation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Virginia
Virginia State Bar
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U.S. Court of Federal Claims
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U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
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Professional Experience
Clerkship; the Hon. F. G. Rockwell III, Judge
Circuit Court of Chesterfield County, Virginia
Education
University of Richmond School of Law
J.D. (2010)
Activities: Editor-in-Chief, Richmond Journal of Law & Technology
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Awards
Virginia Rising Stars
Virginia Super Lawyers
Business Litigation
Legal Elite
Virginia Business
Intellectual Property
Professional Associations
Virginia State Bar  # 80701
Intellectual Property Law, Board of Governors
Current
Activities: Intellectual Property Law, Board of Governors, 2017-present
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Virginia Bar Association
Council Member, Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law Section
Current
Activities: Council Member, Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law Section, 2020-present
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Greater Richmond Intellectual Property Law Association
Member
Current
Activities: President, 2016-2017
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International Trademark Association
Member
Current
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Builders’ Exchange Association of Virginia
Board Member
Current
Activities: Board, 2014-present
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Publications
Articles & Publications
What May Be Protected by Copyright: Unique and Specific Applications of Copyright Law Online
Intellectual Property Law in Cyberspace, (2d ed., Supp. 2013-2016; 3d ed. 2017; 3d ed., Supp. 2018, Supp. 2019)
Speaking Engagements
Litigating IP Cases in the Eastern District of Virginia , 30th Annual Intellectual Property Seminar , Virginia
Virginia CLE
The Year in Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law , Summer Meeting , Virginia
Virginia Bar Association
Contact & Map
Christian & Barton, LLP
909 East Main Street, Suite 1200
Richmond, VA 23219
Telephone: (804) 697-4100
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