Thomas Casagrande

Practice/Organization Description

Intellectual property lawyer. Although I really love litigating trademark, trade dress, and copyright cases, I enjoy more counseling clients about how to protect their rights without having to resort to litigation. My practice involves a lot of licensing and trademark prosecution as well. Most of all I love applying intellectual property law to new media as they are developed. For example, I was one of the first trademark lawyers to publish articles about applying Lanham Act priciples to the Internet in areas such as pop-up and banner advertising, search engine keyword programs, and "Dawn Donut" justiciablity/ripeness/standing issues.

Bar Admissions

Connecticut 1992

Texas 1999

US Supreme Court 2003

Education

J.D. with Honors University of Connecticut

B.A. University of Pennsylvania

Professional Associations & Memberships

AIPLA, INTA, HIPLA, ABA

Honors and Awards

World Trademark Review’s WTR 1000 (2011)

Guide to the World’s Leading Trademark Law Practitioners (2004, 2006, 2008)

Texas Super Lawyer (2005)

The LEGAL 500 United States (volumes on Intellectual Property, Litigation) (2007)

Who’s Who Legal: Texas (2007, 2008) (Trademarks)

“AV” Rating from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings

Contact

2800 JPMorgan Chase Tower
600 Travis St.
Houston, TX 77002, United States

  • 713.226.1571
  • 713.223.3717

Areas of Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
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