Grant Monachino
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EMAIL gmonachino@mcdonaldhopkins.com

PHONE 216.430.2003

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Practice Focus

Grant focuses his practice on intellectual property portfolio management and litigation. Grant counsels clients on the acquisition, clearance, maintenance, licensing, enforcement, and transfer of trademarks and other intellectual property. He has considerable experience managing trademark portfolios, including those ranging from strictly domestic to extensive international portfolios.

Grant’s litigation experience includes representing clients in trademark infringement, false advertising, copyright infringement, right of publicity, and other unfair competition actions in state and federal court. Additionally, he has represented clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and has represented and counseled clients in a broad range of other intellectual property matters, including administrative proceedings under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). Prior to joining McDonald Hopkins LLC in 2011, Grant was a partner in the Cleveland office of Baker Hostetler.

Grant earned a J.D., summa cum laude, from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 2003.


Admissions - Court

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Admissions - State

  • Ohio


  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • San Pueblo University (Madrid, Spain)
  • Mount Union College

Professional Membership

  • Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association, Former Trademark Committee Chair
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • International Trademark Association

Speaking Engagements

  • “The Internet and Web 2.0 in the Practice of Law,” Ohio State Bar Association Annual Convention, May 2008
  •  "Use Technology in Intellectual Property Law," Cleveland Bar Association ePublications Committee, June 2005