Lynda Zadra-Symes is a litigation partner in the firm's Orange County Office. She represents clients through all stages of U.S. litigation, from pre-suits through trial and appeal, in federal courts throughout the country and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Her practice involves all types of intellectual property, including patents, trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, false advertising, unfair competition and rights of publicity. She also advises on customs and anti-counterfeiting issues, international trademark and copyright matters, advertising and competition issues.
Ms. Zadra-Symes is a Domain Name Dispute Panelist arbitrator for the World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”) in Geneva, Switzerland, and has arbitrated numerous domain name disputes. She is a former Co-Chair of the International Bar Association (“IBA”) committee for Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law, and has conducted numerous presentations on a variety of intellectual property matters internationally. Ms. Zadra-Symes is also a listed Mediator with the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Trademark Mediators Network.
Ms. Zadra-Symes was called to the Bar of England and Wales as a barrister in November 1989. She is a member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple (Inn of Court) and undertook her barrister training at One Essex Court, London with a barrister specializing in intellectual property law. Ms. Zadra-Symes was admitted to the California Bar in 1991.
Prior to commencing her legal studies, Ms. Zadra-Symes worked for three years at the World Intellectual Property Organization ("WIPO") in Geneva, Switzerland.
Ms. Zadra-Symes joined the firm in 1990 and became a partner in 1996.