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Rita M. Carrier

Practice Area Associate

Rita M. Carrier

Practice Area Associate
Washington, D.C. +1-202-956-7500+1-202-956-7500 +1-202-293-6330+1-202-293-6330
[email protected]
Rita Carrier’s practice focuses on advising clients on intellectual property and technology issues, particularly trademark and copyright matters. Ms. Carrier is a member of the International Trademark Association and first came to the Firm as a Summer Associate in 1983.

Professional Activities and Community Involvement:
  • The Battery Conservancy, on a pro bono basis, in connection with trademark and copyright issues related to the construction of the SeaGlass Carousel.


SELECTED REPRESENTATIONS

  • Anheuser-Busch InBev in connection with its subsidiary Ambev S.A.’s $350 million acquisition of a range of ready-to-drink, cider and craft beer brands for the Canadian market from the Mark Anthony Group of Companies and in its $20.1 billion acquisition of the remaining stake it did not already own in Grupo Modelo and in the related sales of Compañía Cervecera de Coahuila for $2.9 billion, and a 50% interest in Crown Imports for $1.85 billion, to Constellation Brands as part of its divestiture of U.S. trademark and other rights in Modelo brands including “Corona.”
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in various IP matters related to its financings since 2009.
  • Highgate Hotels L.P. in its partnership with Trilantic Capital Partners, through which Trilantic North America has acquired a minority interest in Highgate.
  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan in its acquisition of PODS.
  • Rhone Capital LLC in its $1.3 billion acquisition and rebranding of Evonik Carbon Black and other subsidiaries of Degussa GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Evonik Industries AG .
  • Veritas Capital in connection with its $1.25 billion acquisition and rebranding of the healthcare business of Thomson Reuters.
  • Ziff Davis in its asset purchase agreement for Gawker Media Group’s media properties Gizmodo, Lifehacker, Kotaku, Jalopnik, Deadspin, Jezebel and Gawker.