Lee Fraley

Partner at Snell & Wilmer LLP

Lee Fraley offers clients a unique blend of IP counselling, IP rights enforcement and defence, and solution-focused negotiation of IP-related transactions and acquisitions. In recent years he has counselled numerous clients worldwide, from emerging and growing businesses to middle-market and large-cap companies, on the development of patent, copyright, trade secret and trademark portfolios geared toward accomplishing their business goals and objectives.

A substantial portion of Mr Fraley’s practice involves negotiating on behalf of his clients and counselling them on litigation/dispute resolution and transactional matters such as acquisitions, venture capital/financing and licensing. He has handled these types of matters for clients in a variety of industries, with particular emphasis in electronics, medical devices, software including software as a service, telecommunications, IT and cloud-based networking and services, crowd-sourcing applications, gaming, retail/franchising, sports and entertainment, renewable energy, social media and media law.

As to trademarks in particular, Mr Fraley advises the above clients during all stages of securing US and foreign trademark protection, and coordinates the filing and prosecution of US and international trademark applications. Mr Fraley is also actively involved in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and manages other contentious trademark proceedings in the United States and around the world. He also handles and oversees trademark, trade dress, false advertising and unfair competition disputes and related litigation under the federal Lanham Act, as well as globally working with foreign counsel in enforcing and defending his client’s rights.

Mr Fraley has consistently been recognised in trademark law and litigation review organisations, including in WTR 1000 (2016-2021), The Best Lawyers in America for trademark law (2016-2021) and Intellectual Property Litigation (2013-2020). He is a frequent presenter and author on topics related to IP and trademark law.

Sample client list

  • Grand Canyon University
  • Source Global PBC

Firm details

Snell & Wilmer LLP
One Arizona Center
400 East Van Buren Street
Suite 1900
Phoenix AZ 85004-2202
United States

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