May 27, 2020

Francis J. Duffin

From startups bringing new products to market, to established companies needing to protect their works, Frank has helped numerous clients develop, protect, and utilize their trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property. He has extensive experience in domestic and international trademark law and in trade name and domain name matters, stemming from his foundation as a Trademark Examining Attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Frank is a Partner in the firm's Corporate Department and Chair of the Trademark Practice Group. He counsels clients on trademark clearance, procurement, and maintenance, helping them manage their global trademark portfolios. He oversees all phases of international litigations, oppositions, and cancellation proceedings, including those before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Frank also advises clients on policing of their proprietary rights, including copyright counseling and prosecution, domain name disputes, investigations of potential infringers, risk/benefit analysis of legal actions against infringers, enforcement strategies, negotiating settlement and coexistence agreements, licenses, and other creative methods of resolving conflicts.

Articles in the National Law Review database by Francis J. Duffin

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