John H. Rees

Shareholder, Intellectual Property Section Chair
Callister Nebeker & McCullough
Salt Lake City, Utah

John H. Rees is a Shareholder and Intellectual Property Section Chair at Callister Nebeker & McCullough in Salt Lake City, Utah. John is a corporate and intellectual property lawyer working with clients to develop strategies and solutions for complex legal challenges and managing legal risk in a dynamic business, legal, and regulatory environment.  He focuses more particularly on matters involving branding and trademarks, domain name management, disputes and strategies, technology use and development, software and database licensing, including SaaS, copyrights, and doing business in a rapidly changing business and social online environment.

John has been recognized as a Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property Law, 2013 by Martindale-Hubbell® with an AV Rating, American Lawyer Media and Best Lawyers in America® for information technology law, 2007-2016. He was selected to the Mountain States Super Lawyers list in the business/corporate category, 2014-2015. He was also recognized among the Utah Legal Elite in intellectual property in Utah Business Magazine, 2008-2011.  Currently, John is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at the S. J. Qunney College of Law, 2014-present.

John is a frequent lecturer and enjoys educating and training clients on how to solve their legal problems. He also maintains a blog writing about issues of social media, Internet copyright, and related issues of intellectual property at www.jhrees.com

In the community, John served as past chair of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America Walk Committee (2009-2010).

John can be contacted by email at jhrees@cnmlaw.com or by phone at 801.530.7388.

Content by John H. Rees

You May Not Be Prison-Bound, but That Doesn’t Mean You Aren’t Breaking the Law

Under federal copyright law, anyone who willfully infringes a copyright in certain ways will be subject to criminal penalties, including prison for several years. That’s a remedy to be taken seriously.

  • 01/13/2016
  • |
  • Law
  • |
  • Article

New Domain Names: Strategies for Brand Owners to Protect Their Trademarks

On January 12, 2012, ICANN opened the window to applications for new generic top level domain names (ngTLDs), similar to .com. Now, the potential for cybersquatting and misuse of your trademark will grow exponentially.

  • 12/01/2015
  • |
  • Law
  • |
  • Article

Watch for Employee Registration of Domain Names Using Employer Trademarks

Some employees have chosen to register their employer’s trademarks as second level domain names with the intent to sell the domain names back to their employer.

  • 11/16/2015
  • |
  • Law
  • |
  • Article
SHOW MORE CONTENT