Jonathan Goins

Adjunct Professor, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP Attorneys


B.A., University of Louisville

J.D., The Howard University School of Law

Courses Taught

Copyrights, Trademarks, and Sports Law

Admitted to Practice

State of Georgia, District of Columbia, U.S. Court of Appeals (Federal Circuit)


Author, Intellectual Property Rights in Image Advertising, Inside the Minds: Understanding Sports Law, Aspatore/Thomson Reuters (July 2014)

Author, YMCA Reshapes Copyright Law, Copywrite Newsletter, State Bar of Georgia Entertainment & Sports Section (Fall 2013)

Author, Emerging New Media Issues, The Computer & Internet Lawyer (Vol. 30 Jan 2013)

Author, Jordan v Jewel Foods: Do the Shoes Make the Man?, Sports Marketing Quarterly Journal (Vol. 21 Dec 2012)

Contributor, Sports Stars Seek Profit in Catchphrases, The New York Times (Thomas, K., Dec. 9, 2010)

Author, TTAB Re-examines Confusion Criteria for Spanish Word-Marks, World Trademark Review Daily (June 18, 2009)

Author, Popular Toymaker Mattel Receives Augmented Profits In Trademark Case, World Trademark Review Daily (Apr. 24, 2009)

Author, The Trademark Dilution Revision Act of 2006 — A Purported Win For Owners Of Famous Trademarks, National Bar Association Commercial Law Section Newsletter (Vol. 4, Winter 2007)

Media, Public & Professional Appearances

Assessing and Protecting IP Rights in the Entertainment Industry, The New Global Paradigm for Entertainment, Arts and Sports Symposium (Sept 2015);

Image Advertising and Rights of Publicity in Corporate Sponsorships & Promotional Marketing, Intellectual Property Law Institute CLE Seminar (March 2015);

Important Court Decisions Impacting the Entertainment Industry, Black Entertainment & Sports Lawyers Association 34th Annual Conference (Oct 2014);

Balancing Creativity with Caution: IP Considerations in Emerging Media and Promotions, National Bar Association’s 89th Annual Convention (July 2014)

IP Boot Camp CLE, State Bar of Georgia’s Intellectual Property Section (Oct 2013)

The (Dys)Functionality Defense in Trademark Law, Intellectual Property Law Institute CLE Seminar (March 2013)

Trademark Litigation Update, The Knowledge Group CLE Webinar (March 2013)

Exploiting Intellectual Property (Without Being Exploited) in the New Digital Age, National Bar Association 26th Annual Corporate Counsel Conference (Feb 2013)

Distribution Rights in TV and Film, BronzeLens Film Festival (Nov 2012)

Intellectual Property Issues in Amateur Athletics, Black Entertainment & Sports Lawyers Association 32nd Annual Conference (Oct 2012)

Emerging Trends in IP & Technology, Association of Corporate Counsel-Georgia Chapter CLE Luncheon (June 2012)

The Business of the Entertainment Industry, National Black MBA Association Entrepreneur’s Conference (May 2012)

Avoiding Intellectual Property Pitfalls in Corporate Transactions, Institute for Intellectual Property & Social Justice 8th Annual CLE Seminar (March 2012)

New Media & Technology: Intellectual Property In The 21st Century & Beyond, National Bar Association 23rd Annual Corporate Counsel Conference (Feb 2010)

Alternative Fee Arrangements, State Bar of Georgia’s 17th Annual Diversity Program CLE Luncheon (Sept 2009)