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Stephen J Holmes

Trademark application Attorney at Providence, RI

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  • State Years
    Rhode Island - RI 29 years
    Massachusetts - MA 32 years
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State RI
    Acquired 1994
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1992
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Stephen

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Steve is entering his 25th year in private practice and has been named by "Best Lawyers in America" as Lawyer of the Year in Intellectual Property for Rhode Island for the last four years. He has also been ranked in "Super Lawyers" for Rhode Island for the last 5 years. Steve concentrates his practice in the areas of patent and trademark prosecution, counseling clients ranging in size from sole proprietorships to Fortune 500 corporations, but also has significant litigation experience providing critical support for litigation counsel during fact and expert discovery, Markman hearings and trial. He also has experience with post grant proceedings including reissue applications, Inter Partes Reexaminations, and interferences. Steve has a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, and also has extensive technical prosecution experience in fiber optic lasers and amplifiers, rare-earth doped fibers, fiber optic telecommunication modules, LED lighting devices, vertical cavity lasers, collision avoidance and ranging systems for drone aircraft, night vision optics, coated ink-jet papers, and thermal dye-sublimation printing. On the trademark side, Steve has helped build and maintain trademark portfolios both domestically and internationally for several Fortune 500 companies, and actively assists current clients in protection of their brands through a variety of legal procedures.


Barlow, Josephs & Holmes, Ltd.
40 Westminster Street, 3rd Floor
Providence, RI, 02903


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  • Hourly Rates $ 245-455 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Barlow, Josephs & Holmes, Ltd.
  • 1998 - Present
  • Partner
  • Salter & Michaelson
  • 1991 - 1998
  • Patent Agent
  • Digital Equipment Corporation, Maynard, Ma.
  • 1990 - 1991


  • University of New Hampshire School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Tufts University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1988


  • Rhode Island State Bar
  • Attorney
  • 1993 - Present
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers
  • Attorney
  • 1991 - Present
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Attorney Member
  • 1990 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
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Providence Trademark application Lawyer Stephen J Holmes
Stephen J Holmes
Trademark application Attorney
Providence, RI
Licensed for 32 years