Ray’s primary focus is intellectual property law and litigation. He has a broad range of experience in all aspects of trademark, copyright and unfair competition matters.
Ray has prosecuted numerous trademark and copyright applications and represented many clients in proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and the U.S. Customs Service. He also counsels clients on the acquisition, clearance, maintenance, licensing, enforcement and transfer of intellectual property rights and Internet domain names. Ray’s intellectual property litigation experience includes numerous appearances as lead counsel in civil actions and/or appeals of trademark, copyright, false advertising, counterfeiting and unfair competition matters in federal courts across the United States and before various federal agencies.
Ray is recognized as one of America’s Leading Lawyers in Chambers USA as well as an Ohio Super Lawyer. He is also listed in World Trademark Review’s WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals. He is the firm’s designee for its long-standing membership in the International Trademark Association. Ray is also a member and past officer of the Cleveland Intellectual Property Association.
He has served on the Board of Trustees for the Geauga County Public Library since 2006 and has been elected Board President four times. Ray was an associate with the law firm of Baker & Hostetler from 1985 to 1993 and a partner with the firm from 1993 to 1998. He joined the firm of Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff as a partner in 1998 before joining Arter & Hadden in 1999. Ray began his tenure with Calfee as a partner in 2001.