Leo M Loughlin, a partner in Rothwell Figg’s trademark practice, has over 20 years' experience assisting clients with registering and protecting trademarks through counselling, prosecution and litigation. To date, Mr Loughlin has filed over 1,000 trademark applications at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and abroad.
From large multinational corporations to start-up companies in the fashion, automotive, food and beverage, software, pharmaceutical, and consumer products industries, Mr Loughlin counsels clients on trademark strategies, including selection, clearance, and portfolio management; files and prosecutes applications in both the US and foreign trademark offices; and represents clients in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the USPTO. Recently, Mr Loughlin successfully represented Lavazza, Ferrero and Valentino in TTAB proceedings. Other clients include Fiat Chrysler, Barilla and pharmaceuticals company Geistlich, among many others.
Mr Loughlin has extensive first-hand knowledge of federal district court litigation involving patents, trademarks, and other IP matters, having represented both plaintiffs and defendants. Mr Loughlin has also litigated patent disputes at the International Trade Commission. He has substantial experience counselling clients on appropriate litigation strategies, both prior to and after the commencement of litigation.
Mr Loughlin graduated from Albany Law School (cum laude) in 1998 and earned his BS in chemical engineering from Manhattan College. He is a member of the International Bar Association, the International Trademark Association and the International Network of Boutique Law Firms.