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As vice president of intellectual property, Matthew Winterroth leads enforcement of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc’s (WWE) extensive IP portfolio by way of implementation and administration of an integrated and aggressive anti-counterfeiting programme and online anti-piracy programme.
At WWE, Mr Winterroth counsels internal business groups regarding the best branding strategy for developing, enhancing and protecting strong IP rights worldwide, including assisting in the prosecution of an IP portfolio comprising more than 1,500 domain names, 10,000 worldwide copyright registrations and 7,000 active, registered and pending trademarks in more than 80 countries. Mr Winterroth also aggregates and harmonises collected enforcement data to assist in overall corporate strategy.
During his years in private practice, as well as his employment with WWE, Mr Winterroth has represented various IP ownership rights in numerous industries, including live and televised sports entertainment, digital media, apparel, toys and sporting goods, national defence, hospitality and gaming, medical devices, home video and theatrical films.
Mr Winterroth obtained his BA in computer science from Hamilton College in 1999 and his JD from the University of New Hampshire (previously Franklin Pierce Law Centre) in 2006. He is admitted to practise in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.