People: F. Richard Rimer, Jr., Counsel

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F. Richard Rimer, Jr.

Counsel

Atlanta
Direct: (678) 686-8590
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Mr. Rimer is counsel in the Intellectual Property Group at Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Atlanta office.  His practice focuses on trademark, copyright and unfair competition matters, with an emphasis on securing and enforcing intellectual property rights.  He advises clients on strategies for trademark clearance, prosecution, registration and enforcement in the U.S. and internationally, including pursuing and defending against oppositions and cancellations.  He also counsels and represents clients in disputes involving domain names, creative works, trade dress, false advertising, and rights of publicity.  Additionally, he assists in and manages transactions involving the licensing, assignment, purchase and sale of intellectual properties, including all related due diligence, and has negotiated and drafted a variety of agreements concerning intellectual property rights, including software development agreements, product development agreements, employee agreements, consulting agreements, confidentiality and non-compete agreements and corporate intellectual property policies.

Richard is a member of the Atlanta Intellectual Property Inn of Court and has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Georgia Super Lawyers (2007-2012) and as a “Legal Elite” by Georgia Trend Magazine (2007-2012), both in the area of Intellectual Property.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Rimer was a Certified Public Accountant with a Big 4 accounting firm, and he continues to maintain his CPA license.

Mr. Rimer is counsel in the Intellectual Property Group at Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Atlanta office.  His practice focuses on trademark, copyright and unfair competition matters, with an emphasis on securing and enforcing intellectual property rights.  He advises clients on strategies for trademark clearance, prosecution, registration and enforcement in the U.S. and internationally, including pursuing and defending against oppositions and cancellations.  He also counsels and represents clients in disputes involving domain names, creative works, trade dress, false advertising, and rights of publicity.  Additionally, he assists in and manages transactions involving the licensing, assignment, purchase and sale of intellectual properties, including all related due diligence, and has negotiated and drafted a variety of agreements concerning intellectual property rights, including software development agreements, product development agreements, employee agreements, consulting agreements, confidentiality and non-compete agreements and corporate intellectual property policies.

Richard is a member of the Atlanta Intellectual Property Inn of Court and has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Georgia Super Lawyers (2007-2012) and as a “Legal Elite” by Georgia Trend Magazine (2007-2012), both in the area of Intellectual Property.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Rimer was a Certified Public Accountant with a Big 4 accounting firm, and he continues to maintain his CPA license.

Education

  • J.D., Georgia State University (2004)

  • M.Tx., Georgia State University (1997)

  • B.B.A., University of Georgia (1992)

Admissions

  • Georgia