Ruth Mae Finch, Esquire

Ruth Mae Finch, Esquire

Experienced Trademark and Copyright Attorney

Washington D.C. Metro Area
Law Practice

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Ruth Mae Finch, Esquire's Overview

  • Owner at Finch & Associates, LLC
  • Attorney at Women's Expo
  • Of Counsel at Dickinson Wright PLLC
  • Of Counsel at Stevens Davis Miller & Mosher LLP

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Ruth Mae Finch, Esquire's Summary

Ms. Finch has helped her clients to protect their intellectual property since 1978. She has experience in trademark clearance, counseling, prosecution, enforcement, and litigation. She has represented both small and large companies including CareFirst BCBS, Conseco, Volkswagen, and other Fortune 500 companies. Her firm, Finch & Associates, LLC is located in northern Silver Spring Maryland.

Ms. Finch's practice focuses on the protection, enforcement and defense of all forms of intellectual property rights. She has litigated a number of complex trademark infringement cases, as well as cases involving service mark infringement, collective membership mark infringement, trademark dilution, trade dress infringement, unfair competition, copyright infringement, cybersquatting and breach of contract. She also has handled ICANN domain dispute cases before WIPO and the American Arbitration Association.

Ms. Finch’s practice covers brand licensing and counseling as well. Among other things, she has developed comprehensive trademark enforcement programs, written numerous cease and desist letters, managed worldwide trademark portfolios, counseled on customs issues and created and helped implement intellectual property guidelines and policies for various types of entities. On the transactional side, she has represented clients on matters involving trademark and copyright licenses, assignments, non-disclosure and non-compete agreements, asset purchase agreements, and domain name transfers. Over the course of her career, she has secured for her clients numerous trademark and copyright registrations, in the U.S. and internationally.

She is a seasoned public speaker and has won many Toastmaster awards

Her associate, Marcos Ferrer, is a branding expert and helps clients to choose trademarks that are effective for their products.


Trademark and copyright infringement litigation before the U.S. Federal District Courts and Courts of Appeals encompassing a broad range of legal issues including trademark infringement, dilution, domain name conflicts, copyrights and trade dress.

Ruth Mae Finch, Esquire's Experience

Public Company; 1-10 employees; Law Practice industry

July 2008Present (6 years 3 months) 424 Carona Place, Silver Spring, MD 20905

Ms. Finch has practiced in both Maryland and D.C. since 1978. Originally she served as a prosecutor in Baltimore City, where she was nicknamed "First Degree Finch" by Judge Robert Murphy for her litigation skills. At the same time, her father, Walter G. Finch, taught her intellectual property law. In 1997 she went to work in D.C. for the law firm of Stevens Davis, Miller & Mosher, LLP as their head trademark and copyright litigator. She has a broad litigation practice and has tried cases dealing with trademark and copyright infringement, unemployment, landlord tenant, divorce, collections, and criminal, both as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney in either state or federal court in Maryland, Pennsylvania, D.C., Virginia, California, Illinois, New York, New Jersey and others. She also has been engaged in the prosecution and litigation of numerous trademark applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, filed numerous copyright applications with the U.S. Copyright Office and has successfully obtained the transfer of domain names to trademark registrants.


Women's Expo

20102011 (1 year)

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Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Law Practice industry

February 2008May 2009 (1 year 4 months)

She served as Trademark and Copyright counsel to the firm, protecting their clients intellectual property.

Of Counsel

Stevens Davis Miller & Mosher LLP

August 1998January 2008 (9 years 6 months)

Intellectual Property Law Firm

Ruth Mae Finch, Esquire's Skills & Expertise

  1. Legal Advice
  2. Legal Research
  3. Legal Issues
  4. Trademark Infringement
  5. Trademarks
  6. Copyright Law
  7. Litigation
  8. Trade Dress
  9. Appeals
  10. Courts
  11. Copyright Infringement
  12. Intellectual Property
  13. Patents
  14. Unfair Competition
  15. Patent Prosecution
  16. Copyright Registration
  17. Criminal Law
  18. Legal Writing
  19. Patent Litigation
  20. Prosecution
  21. Class Actions
  22. Licensing
  23. Non-disclosure Agreements
  24. Domain Names
  25. Dispute
  26. Dispute Resolution
  27. Trade Secrets
  28. Breach Of Contract
  29. Arbitration
  30. Corporate Law
  31. Trials
  32. Litigation Support
  33. Trial Practice
  34. Commercial Litigation
  35. Personal Injury
  36. Civil Litigation
  37. Family Law
  38. Corporate Governance
  39. Mediation
  40. Entertainment Law
  41. Non-compete Agreements
  42. Torts
  43. Estate Planning
  44. Alternative Dispute Resolution
  45. Product Liability
  46. Business Formation
  47. Cyberlaw

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Ruth Mae Finch, Esquire's Education

The George Washington University Law School

Masters of Laws, Intellectual Property


University of Baltimore School of Law

Juris Doctorate, Law


University or Maryland

MA, Criminology and Psychology


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