Linda Friedman is a veteran of the intellectual property, antitrust, and business torts bars, with 40 years of experience as a litigator and counselor. She is named in The Best Lawyers in America® for Litigation-Intellectual Property and other areas, and in Alabama Super Lawyers for Intellectual Property. Linda is a past chair of the Alabama Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust and Business Torts, and has lectured frequently on trademark and copyright topics, and trade secret protection, as well as state and federal antitrust issues.
Linda’s litigation practice concentrates in trade regulation, intellectual property, and marketing matters, including competitive torts, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, franchisee/franchisor disputes, distributor/supplier disputes, antitrust, and covenants not to compete. She works with clients and adversaries to resolve disputes without litigation, saving clients the expense and uncertainty of litigation as a priority. When disputes have not been resolved amicably, Linda has defended as well as prosecuted numerous cases in federal district courts and on appeal to U.S. Courts of Appeals and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. In addition, she represents clients to resolve disputes in mediations and arbitrations, including arbitration proceedings contesting bad faith domain name registrations.
Linda recently served on an Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Task Force to draft pattern jury instructions for copyright cases. She also served as an examiner for federal practice and procedure for the Alabama Bar exam.