James R. Sims III is a sole practitioner in Washington, D.C. From 1995 until January 2017, he was a partner with Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP in Washington, D.C. and an associate there from 1986 until 1995. His practice focuses on trademark, copyright, licensing, and franchising issues. Mr. Sims assists clients in diverse industries with all facets of trademark and copyright protection, licensing, commercialization, ownership, dispute resolution, and Internet issues; counsels clients on franchise and license system issues; and represents clients in administrative trademark litigation before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and civil litigation regarding trademark, copyright, and franchise issues in federal district court. Mr. Sims has written articles on intellectual property and franchising topics for The National Law Journal, The Licensing Journal, The Corporate Lawyer, Licensing Economics Review, Franchise Law Journal, American Bar Association (ABA) reports, and Morgan Lewis¿s Intellectual Property Handbook and other publications, and frequently speaks on intellectual property, Internet, and franchise issues. He has been active on numerous ABA committees within the Intellectual Property Section and is a former topic and articles editor for the Forum on Franchising's Franchise Law Journal. He is a member of the International Trademark Association, the Copyright Society of the USA, and the District of Columbia Bar Association. He received his B.A. from Hope College and his J.D. from George Washington University.