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Linda A. Friedman

Linda A. Friedman

Partner

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP
Alabama, U.S.A.

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Linda Friedman is a veteran of the intellectual property, antitrust, and business torts bars, with 40 years of experience as a litigator and counselor. She is named in The Best Lawyers in America® for Intellectual Property and Franchise Law, and in Alabama Super Lawyers for Intellectual Property. Linda is a past chair of the Alabama Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust and Business Torts, and has lectured frequently on trademark and copyright topics, and trade secret protection, as well as state and federal antitrust issues.

Linda’s litigation practice concentrates in trade regulation and marketing matters, including competitive torts, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, franchisee/franchisor disputes, distributor/supplier disputes, antitrust, and covenants not to compete. She regularly advises clients in these areas and on contract and distribution issues, and software contracts. Her practice includes selection, registration, and protection of trademarks; copyrights; licensing; and dispute resolutions. Linda has assisted clients in filing trademark applications in approximately 90 countries, and has defended and prosecuted opposition and cancellation proceedings in the U.S. and several foreign countries.

Linda has defended as well as prosecuted numerous intellectual property cases in federal district courts and on appeal to U.S. Courts of Appeals and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She recently served on a Task Force of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals to draft pattern jury instructions in copyright cases.

Transactional Practice

Linda represents businesses and individuals in acquiring and protecting intellectual property, including copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and other rights whether secured by license, inventorship, registration, or otherwise. She frequently counsels clients in navigating laws and resolving disputes regarding domain names, internet marketing, and website policies and practices.  She advises companies selling or acquiring businesses, particularly with respect to the companies’ intellectual property, and negotiates the contract terms, as well as negotiates other contracts involving intellectual property. Her clients have included information technology developers and licensors, software licensees, healthcare providers, publishers, authors, financial institutions, building products suppliers, and businesses at every level of distribution. Linda’s transactional practice is informed by her extensive litigation experience involving intellectual property disputes and disputes in the related fields of marketing, competitive torts, and antitrust.

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1976

Court Admissions
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama

Education

  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 1976, Vanderbilt Law Review, Associate Editor
  • Kenyon College, A.B., 1973, (three years, including one year at Sorbonne, University of Paris); awarded A.B. summa cum laude (French literature) 1973; Phi Beta Kappa
Areas of Practice
Blogs

Declassified
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

The Declassified blog offers commentary and insights on the latest class action suits, significant class action opinions, relevant changes to laws and rules, and important class action trends. Declassified covers topics ranging from significant Supreme Court and appellate court decisions regarding...

Family Business Advocates
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

Bradley’s Family Business Advocates Blog is a resource for family business owners and advisors. All business owners must plan ahead, think strategically and manage risk in order for their businesses to thrive. Family business owners must also manage family dynamics in the business, build...

It Pays to Be Covered™
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

Bradley’s It Pays to Be Covered™ Blog discusses insurance law developments and industry trends in property and casualty insurance, including the growing cyber insurance market, coverage for drones, and blockchain exposures. We also address practical risk management strategies of interest to risk...

Patent 213
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

Patent law, like most things in life, is subject to change. Changes to patent laws not only impact investment in your existing IP, but directly shape strategies to protect your freedom to operate. The Patent 213 blog provides up-to-date, insightful analysis of the evolution in the written...

Tennessee Appellate Review
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

A successful appeal depends on counsel’s substantive understanding of appellate rules, procedures, and strategies. The Tennessee Appellate Review blog is a resource for commentary and insights on the latest state and federal appellate news. Join the conversation as we analyze decisions from the...

The Law of Order
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

Bradley’s The Law of Order blog serves as a general parliamentary procedure resource, providing information about creation and revision of governing documents (constitutions, bylaws, or rules), application of Robert’s Rules of Order and other procedural authorities in a variety of contexts (such as...

Underwritten
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

Underwritten covers topics related to life, health, disability and long-term care insurance. Our team of experienced attorneys and authors offers insight on the issues insurers face as they seek to serve their policyholders and to mitigate risk. The blog covers significant court decisions,...

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