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Ray assists clients with the administration and enforcement of US and foreign trademark portfolios. He counsels clients on the clearance of new trademarks, has prepared and prosecuted numerous trademark and has represented many clients in contested proceedings involving trademarks before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and the U.S. Customs Service. Ray has also prosecuted numerous copyright applications with a focus on assisting photographers and other visual artists in copyright matters. He also counsels clients on the acquisition, licensing, and transfer of intellectual property rights and Internet domain names.

Ray’s many years of intellectual property litigation experience includes numerous appearances as lead counsel in civil actions and/or appeals of trademark, copyright, false advertising, trade secret, counterfeiting and unfair competition matters in federal trial and appeal courts across the United States.

Since 2016, Ray has been recognized for his work in Intellectual Property by Chambers USA. In 2020, Chambers USA noted that Ray "comes recommended as an 'excellent trademark attorney' who assists clients in an array of complex litigation and portfolio management work. His practice also extends to patent-related matters."

In 2019, Chambers USA researchers reported that Ray "is a skilled practitioner experienced across an array of IP litigation and portfolio management matters. He demonstrates a particular expertise in unfair competition, trademark and copyright issues.”

He is listed in World Trademark Review’s WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals (2015-2020). Ray was named to the Ohio Super Lawyers list from 2013-2016. 

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 Law 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.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Chambers USA, Intellectual Property, Band 4 (2016-2020)
  • World Trademark Review’s WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals (2015-2020)
  • Ohio Super Lawyers (2013-2016)

Education

J.D., magna cum laude, University of Michigan Law School, Law Review Associate and Contributing Editor, Order of the Coif, Campell Moot Court Finalist, 1985

B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Miami University, 1982

Experience

Experience

  • Co-lead trial counsel for one of the largest U.S. based satellite television companies in a decade-long, $100 Million trademark/unfair competition action.

  • Co-lead trial counsel for a $1 Billion paint/coatings company in a trademark/trade secret action.

Professional & Community

Professional & Community

  • International Trademark Association, Member
  • Cleveland Intellectual Property Association, Member and past officer
  • Geauga County Public Library, board of trustees, (2006-Present)
    • Serving four terms as board president 

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Licensed In

  • Ohio

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

“Ray Rundelli is a skilled practitioner experienced across an array of IP litigation and portfolio management matters. He demonstrates a particular expertise in unfair competition, trademark and copyright issues.”

Chambers USA

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