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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.

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 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

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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  • 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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