Scott Lonardo

Partner at Pranger Law PC

Scott Lonardo is an IP litigator and counsellor with a focus on trademark and trade dress litigation and disputes. Mr Lonardo has experience practising in federal district and appellate courts, in registration disputes before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and in domain name disputes before the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). He also handles copyright, patent, trade secret, defamation and breach of fiduciary duty cases.

Mr Lonardo assists clients with strategies to protect and enforce their rights through pre-litigation activities, as well as in navigating responses to cease and desist letters. His enforcement experience ranges from large-scale brand monitoring and enforcement for top-tier companies to one-time disputes for start-ups.

Mr Lonardo has represented companies in a variety of different fields, including social media, software, electronic design, apparel, food and beverages, consumer goods, automotive, medical device and healthcare companies. Mr Lonardo’s notable victories include a favourable judgment at trial in a case involving a single colour mark for a medical device, as well as preparing the first-ever successful Legal Rights Objections to a generic top-level domain registration before WIPO, which was upheld in later court challenges.

Before joining Pranger Law, Mr Lonardo practised at a leading global law firm in Silicon Valley and a boutique IP firm in Chicago, Illinois. In addition to his law firm experience, Mr Lonardo clerked for the Honourable Kathleen M O’Malley both at the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and at the US District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

Mr Lonardo received a BA in government from Georgetown University and a JD from the Georgetown University Law Centre in Washington DC.

Professional associations

  • INTA
  • San Francisco Bay Area IP Inn of Court

Sample client list

  • Reddit
  • LA Gear
  • XCOM Labs

Firm details

Pranger Law PC
88 Guy Place
Suite 405
San Francisco CA 94105
United States

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