Holiday Banta is a Partner in the Litigation and Intellectual Property Group. She is a registered patent attorney and concentrates her practice in the areas of intellectual property litigation, dispute negotiations, U.S. and foreign trademark prosecution and intellectual property licensing.
Client needs come first in Holly’s practice and responsiveness is key to satisfying those needs. Holly takes the time early on to learn about each client's unique perspective and values to ensure that her advice and analysis are tailored to fit. Calls and emails are answered promptly, and, whenever possible, work is performed proactively to maximize value and efficiency for the client. She litigates matters with the same focus and tenacity required in her spare time pursuit of training thoroughbred racehorses to run and jump at speed.
Holly has assisted clients with the prosecution and defense of infringement issues in both U.S. and foreign jurisdictions throughout her career, including as a law clerk. She prepares cease and desist letters and handles all aspects of case initiation, strategy, discovery, trial work and settlement, including contempt proceedings. She has prepared patent appeals and post issuance proceedings before both the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She has represented clients in all intellectual property dispute categories, including patent, trademark, trade dress, trade secret, trade name, domain name, cybersquatting, noncompete, takedown and copyright actions. Holly also has extensive experience negotiating settlements and license agreements and conducting negotiations through mediation in both U.S. and foreign jurisdictions.
Holly handles domestic and international trademark and service mark prosecution and post-registration disputes on a daily basis. Through this work she has developed a significant network of trusted foreign associates for whose clients she is the U.S. advisor.
Holly assists companies to develop in-house intellectual property protection programs and recommends and implements protection strategies for core intellectual property assets. Clients with ongoing annual trademark maintenance needs receive year-at-a-glance charts that they can use to set a budget and provide instructions concerning when expenditures should be made through the year. Through these programs and strategies, she provides clients with big-picture business planning to protect and enhance the value of their intellectual property while keeping an eye on the bottom line.
She has worked with clients in a wide range of fields, including the biotechnology, agriculture, chemical, automotive, pharmaceutical, equine, wireless technology, motorsports, powersports, insurance, consumer goods, real estate, food service, power generation and publishing fields.
Holly graduated summa cum laude from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts in biology and an Area Certificate in environmental studies. She received her juris doctorate from Vanderbilt University and served one term as intern for The Honorable Sarah Evans Barker, Federal District Judge for the Southern District of Indiana.