John is a trademark and copyright attorney handling global IP prosecution, transactions, and enforcement. He served as a USPTO Trademark Examining Attorney for over five years and has in-depth experience with all aspects of U.S. trademark clearance, registration, and portfolio management. John’s experience as a Trademark Examining Attorney gives him a unique edge when representing clients seeking USPTO trademark registrations in difficult circumstances. His transactional experience includes trademark and copyright licensing agreements in a variety of industries, as well as general service agreements involving IP rights and content. He regularly conducts IP due diligence in connection with business sales, mergers, and acquisitions. On the IP enforcement side, John assists clients with demand letters, trademark watch notices, and contested proceedings at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Additionally, John provides copyright counseling, advisory, and prosecution services. His practice extends to many industry areas, and he has represented clients in fields such as software, digital media, alcoholic beverages, music, fashion, emerging technology, television, live entertainment, print publications, cannabis, electronic gaming, hospitality, financial services, and consumer merchandise.

I enjoy playing music, traveling, and spending time outdoors.

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New York State Bar Association

Member, Copyright Society of the United States



John has represented clients in many fields, including software, digital media, alcoholic beverages, music, fashion, emerging technology, live entertainment, hospitality, and consumer merchandise.

Prior Employment

Meister Seelig & Fein LLP – Associate (2021-2022)

Abelman Frayne & Schwab – Associate (2020-2021)

United States Patent and Trademark Office -- Trademark Examining Attorney (2015-2020)



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Indiana University Maurer School of Law (J.D. 2013; Associate, Federal Communications Law Journal; Member, Protective Order Project; Head Writer & Pianist, Law Revue

University of Maryland (B.S. 2010)


  • New York
  • Illinois
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