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Gregory D. Phillips

Greg is an experienced and pioneering litigator, representing clients in bench and jury trials across the country in the full range of trademark, copyright, and patent disputes for over 20 years.  Greg's practice focuses primarily on trademark, patent, trade secret, and complex civil litigation matters.

After filing the first in rem domain name lawsuits and testifying on behalf of Porsche before the World Intellectual Property Organization on the threat to the rights of famous trademark holders posed by cyberpiracy, Greg was invited by Senator Orrin Hatch to assist in drafting the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act and to provide testimony before the Senate in support of the Act. 

Greg is an Adjunct Professor, teaching courses in trademark and copyright law. Greg also serves as Chair of the Local Rules Committee and the Local Patent Rules Subcommittee for the U.S. District Court of Utah.  In this capacity, Greg has played a critical role in shaping the newly-adopted local patent rules and has gained unique insights as to how local judges view management of patent cases.


Harvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1985

B.A., Latin, summa cum laude, 1982


Utah; E.D. Michigan; 4th Circuit; 5th Circuit; 6th Circuit; 8th Circuit; 9th Circuit; 10th Circuit; Federal Circuit; and the U.S. Supreme Court

Honors & Publications

Phi Kappa Phi; Phi Eta Sigma; Eta Sigma Phi; Hinckley Scholar; Recipient, NCAA Post-graduate Scholarship (Soccer)

"Necessary Protections for Famous Trademark Holders on the Internet," 21 Hastings Communications and Entertainment Journal 3, 1999. Co-Author: "Challenges to the Efficient Market Hypothesis: Limits to the Applicability of 'Fraud-on-the-Market Theory '," 73 The Nebraska Law Review 4, 1995. Chairman, District of Utah Local Rules Advisory Committee

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