Georgia concentrates her practice on intellectual property and information technology litigation and counseling. Georgia has experience in patent, trademark and copyright infringement, as well as cases involving claims of false advertising, unfair competition, breach of contract, and trade secret misappropriation.
Georgia’s experience includes representing clients in infringement matters concerning a wide variety of technological fields including pharmaceuticals, medical products, mobile devices, payment and authentication systems, and consumer products. She regularly assists in freedom to practice projects and counsels clients as to licensing and portfolio strategy.
Georgia has led all aspects of the litigation process, including the preparation of initial pleadings and joint defense agreements, fact development and depositions, Markman hearings, written and oral motion practice, negotiation of settlements, and trial planning.
Georgia has taught as an adjunct professor of trademark law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Georgia has served as chair of the Copyright Committee for the Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association and is a member of the American Bar Association. She is listed in World Trademark Review’s WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals.
She previously was an attorney with Jones Day, Cleveland and New York, and with Goodwin Procter of New York. She joined Calfee in 2005, became a partner in 2009 and a member of the Executive Committee in 2016.
WTR 1000 – World Trademark Reporter 2016: “Enforcement doyenne Georgia Yanchar cuts a dash in sectors ranging from financial services to luxury goods.”