Ms. Horton is a partner in Arnold & Porter LLP's Intellectual Property group. She focuses her practice on trademark, domain name, and copyright law. Ms. Horton handled one of the first cases challenging domain name infringers, and assisted in writing the statute protecting trademark owners against domain name infringers. She litigates both before the federal courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Ms. Horton has represented clients in many industries including: sports; food; telecommunications; tobacco. She also represents numerous nonprofits, including the environmental organization EarthShare.
Ms. Horton is active in the International Trademark Association. She also serves on the ALI-ABA Advisory Panel. She has been ranked in IP Legal 500 and listed in the 2010 Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law.
Ms. Horton is a summa cum laude graduate of Yale University and a graduate of Yale Law School. Prior to joining Arnold & Porter, she clerked on the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit for the Hon. Sam J. Ervin III.
Intellectual Property Representative Matters
- Recent bench trial victory in Southern District of New York in trademark counterfeiting case, resulting in award of US$2 million in damages and US$600,000 in attorney's fees.
- Won summary judgment dismissal of defamation case], LaPointe v. Van Note, 1:2003-cv-02128 (D.D.C. filed 2003).
- Unanimous victory on appeal in Southern Christian Leadership Conference v. Shannon, 613 S.E.2d 596 (Va. 2005), representing Dr. Martin Luther King's organization, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, before the Virginia State Supreme Court, against a group that had splintered off from the civil rights organization claiming that it had a superior claim to SCLC's name because it had registered the trademark with the state.
- One of the leaders of a national team of lawyers representing Philip Morris USA Inc. in its pursuit of numerous vendors who sold, over the Internet to US customers, illegally imported MARLBORO® cigarettes; obtained judgment of [US$173,734,291.62 monetary amount in Philip Morris v. Otamedia, No. 02 Civ. 7575, 2004 WL 1348987 (S.D.N.Y. June 15, 2004).
- Led submission of amicus brief on behalf of 18 companies and trade associations in Rosetta Stone Ltd. v. Google Inc., Docket No. 10-2007, currently pending in the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the subject of significant national attention.
Other Matters Include
- Mladenovic v. Swarovski North America Limited et al., 1:2010-cv-03031(S.D.N.Y. filed 4/8/10) (representation of defendants in copyright case).
- Philip Morris v. New Image Global, Inc. 3:2009-cv-00305 (E.D. Va. filed 5/8/09) (representation of plaintiff in trademark suit).
- Canal Group v. Urban Heritage Portland Hotel, LLC et al, 1:2008-cv-06691 (N.D. Il. filed Nov. 21, 2008) (representation of defendant in trademark case).
- Professional Golfers' Association of America v. Scottish Golf Holidays, Inc., 1:2008-cv-00446 (S.D. Ohio filed June 30, 2008) (representation of plaintiff in trademark case).
- Celadon Beach Development Inc. v. Prescott Architects Inc. et al., 3:2004-cv-00152 (N.D. Fl. filed April 26, 2004) (representation of plaintiff in copyright case).
Managing Intellectual Property IP Star 2013
Washingtonian's "Best Lawyers" 2011 for Intellectual Property
Legal 500 US 2011 for Intellectual Property: Copyright and Trademark Litigation
Euromoney's Guide to Women in Business Law 2010 as an expert in Trade Mark
The Legal 500 US 2009-2010 for Intellectual Property: Trademarks: Litigation