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Patrick J. Jennings
Mr. Jennings is a Counsel in Pillsbury's Washington DC office. His practice focuses on all aspects of trademark law, including counseling, clearance, domain name disputes, domestic and foreign trademark prosecution, opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, enforcement, licensing, portfolio maintenance and management, domain names, and litigation. He works with clients in a wide range of industries, including banking, beverages, chemicals, computer software and services, clothing and accessories, communications, cosmetics and personal care products, education, electronics, financial services, food and supplements, hand and machine tools, healthcare, medical products and services, non-profits and associations, office products, petroleum, pharmaceuticals, publishing, real estate and development services, retail, sports and entertainment, and transportation. Active on the firm’s Social Media & Games team, Mr. Jennings has handled trademark matters for a number of social media companies and mobile application developers.
Prior to joining Pillsbury, Mr. Jennings was a trademark Examining Attorney at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). During his tenure with the USPTO, Mr. Jennings reviewed thousands of trademark applications and drafted ex parte appeal briefs for consideration by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
- Top 50 Trademark Attorneys, CSC Trademark Insider (2008-2009)
- Most Trademark Filings for Clients, CTCorsearch (2007)
American Intellectual Property Law Association; International Trademark Association
“Intellectual Property and Technology”, Association Law Online Conference, 16-June-2011
"Trademark and Copyright Basics for Startups", The Bethesda Green Business Incubator, 18-November-2010
"The Legal Scoop on Trademarks, Copyrights, the Internet and Social Media," 2010 Association Media & Publishing Annual Meeting, 16-June-2010
"The Top Legal Considerations for International Organizations," 2010 Association International Conference, 26-March-2010
"Trademarks and Copyrights for Associations and Non-Profits", American Society of Association Executives Association Law Online Conference, 17-November-2009
"Trademarks and Copyrights for Nonprofits: Insight and Quick Tips About Intellectual Property Law", Strategies for Nonprofit Organizations in a Down Economy, Pillsbury, 15-July-2009
"Understanding Trademark and Copyright Law", BOMA International BAE Leadership Conference, 17-October-2009
"The Acquisition and Protection of Trademark Rights", American Society of Association Executives Annual Association Law Symposium, September-2008