Henry W. Leeds Esq.

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Leeds, Henry W.

Henry W. Leeds practiced trademark and copyright law from 1956 until his retirement in 2003. His expertise was in trademark practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. At the time of his retirement, he was – and remains – Of Counsel to the firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP.

Mr. Leeds was an Adjunct Professor of Trademark Law at the National Law Center, George Washington University from 1974-81. In the mid 1980s he was a member of the Trademark Review Commission of the United States Trademark Association (now the International Trademark Association), which was responsible for reviewing the federal and state laws relating to trademarks. It resulted in major revisions to the federal Trademark Law, including intent to use and dilution. He is the author of Intent to Use – It’s time has Come, which introduced the new intent to use provisions to the profession.

Mr. Leeds is a past Director of the International Trademark Association and of the District of Columbia Bar Association, as well as past chairman of the Patent, Trademark & Copyright Section, Trademark Patent Office Affairs and Legislation Committee, Copyright Committee and Committee on Unauthorized Practice of Law & Legal Ethics, all of the District of Columbia Bar Association.