I represent businesses of all types and sizes, from startup, to those with revenues in the tens of millions of dollars. Recent transactions include repesenting the selling owners in a 100% ESOP transaction, successfully optaining trademarks in the food, healthcare, software and lifestyle industries, and establishing limited liability companies in the financial and landscaping industries.
I advise clients on trademark and copyright issues and prepare and prosecute applications in both fields
I serve as a director of several charitable organixations and well as act as an outside director and oficer several companies.
I provide practical and timely advice to clients, whether i am in the office, at home or on a boat in Alaska.
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One of the best! Francis and I worked together on a litigious probate matter. He is a zealous advocate, who was always prepared, very mindful, concise, professional, communicative, caring and supremely efficient. I highly endorse this lawyer. He is phenomenal.
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Fran Pennarola is the first person I think of when a client of mine has a trademark question. I've known Fran for many years and trust his judgment and expertise. I am very comfortable referring clients to him for their trademark work.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|BV rating||Martindale Hubbell||1990|
|Attorney Trial Referee, Factfinder and arbitrator||State Of Connecticut Judicial Branch||1995 - 2014|
|Partner||Gager, Henry & Narkis||1979 - 1995|
|Attorney||Gallagher & Gallagher||1976 - 1979|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Connecticut Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Connecticut Bar Association, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Law Section||Member||N/A|
|Danbury Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bankruptcy Institute||Member||N/A|
|Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Danbury Bar Association||Former President||N/A|
|Vandersluis v. Weil||Connecticut Supreme Court upheld jury verdict|
|See all legal cases|
|mytrademark.us||How Can We Help You register a Trademark||2014|
|blog.mytrademark.us||Confronting a "Likelihood of Confusion" rejection parts one and two||2014|
|The Trademark Shop Blog||Life after a "merely descriptive" initial refusal||2011|
|The Trademark Shop||Protecting Your trademark||2010|
|Connecticut Law Tribune Magazine||ABC's of Copyright and Trademarks||2002|
|University of Connecticut School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1976|
|Wesleyan University||Government||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1973|