William J. Utermohlen

Oliff PLC
277 South Washington Street
Suite 500
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Telephone: (703) 836-6400
Facsimile: (703) 836-2787

Email: wutermohlen@oliff.com


Senior Counsel

Practices Areas

Litigation, Trademark


Virginia, 1997
Maryland, 1988
District of Columbia, 1984
Minnesota, 1980
U.S. Supreme Court, 2000
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 1997
U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 1985
U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit, 2004
U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, 2000
U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, 2005
U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1992
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 1998
U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 1988
U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 1985
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1981


University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, MN, 1980
J.D., Juris Doctor, cum laude

Mankato State University, Mankato, MN, 1976
B.A., Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, magna cum laude

Classes/Seminars Taught

Presented "Functionality after Traffix" at program of DC Bar, Intellectual Property Law Section, Trademark Committee, entitled "Trade Dress Law: Where Do We Go From Here?", April 7, 2004

Presented "Pretrial Civil Litigation: Current Reform Efforts", Oliff & Berridge 15th Anniversary Continuing Legal Education Weekend Retreat, Wintergreen, VA, 1998

Presented "Basic Bankruptcy Issues for the Secured Lender", Met Life Capital Financial Corporation, Bellevue, Washington, 1996

Presented "Takings Law - Recent Developments", "Lis Pendens - An Overlooked Practical Tool", and "Real Estate Ethics - A Scenario", Real Estate Litigation Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Arlington, Virginia, 1996

Past Positions

Note and Article Editor, Minnesota Law Review, 1979 - 1980


District of Columbia Bar Association - Member
Virginia State Bar Association - Member
Intellectual Property Owners Association - Member
International Trademark Association - Member


Phi Kappa Phi