John Gary Maynard is co-head of the firm’s intellectual property group. His practice has a particular emphasis on brand protection; software audits; online enforcement, including domain name counseling and litigation under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP); trade secret protection; licensing of intellectual property assets; and litigation under the Lanham Act and the Copyright Act. He is recognized as an industry leader by numerous rankings and other publications, including Chambers USA, Legal 500 United States, and Best Lawyers. Clients have told Chambers USA that he “provides a very strong service” (2023) and Legal 500 USA that he is “always informative, helpful, and clear” (2023). World Trademark Review 1000 notes that he “has a solid head on his shoulders and knows how to get things done” (2023) and has said he exhibits “keen awareness of the evolving social media scene and the issues it presents for innovative brand owners” (2022).
John Gary is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Fourth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals, the US District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia and the US District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida. He served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Susan C. Bucklew in the Middle District of Florida from 1995 to 1997.