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Brian Darville, senior counsel in the firm's Trademark & Designs practice group, has several decades of litigation experience in federal courts throughout the U.S. and decades of experience handling intellectual property protection for trademarks and copyrights both in the U.S. and internationally. Mr. Darville provides comprehensive trademark, unfair competition, copyright, business, and e-commerce legal services to his clients throughout the United States and abroad. His extensive intellectual property, e-commerce and litigation experience enables him to protect and enforce his clients’ rights efficiently achieving their desired results on a cost-effective basis.
Mr. Darville has extensive experience in the areas of trademark, unfair competition and copyright, appearing before administrative tribunals and federal courts throughout the country. His trademark and copyright litigation experience includes the consumer products, automotive products, fashion, publishing, financial, and construction materials industries. He has litigated several domain name disputes under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act and has handled numerous opposition, cancellation and concurrent use proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”). Mr. Darville has prosecuted and defended numerous copyright infringement disputes in courts throughout the U.S. He counsels companies regarding the use of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to remove infringing content from web sites or to disable web sites posting or streaming infringing content online.
Mr. Darville also manages the global trademark portfolio for several clients. He is experienced in all aspects of trademark protection, including clearance opinions, prosecution and maintenance of trademarks in the U.S. and abroad. He counsels clients in all aspects of trademark and copyright law, ecommerce, licensing and litigation.
|VA||Authorized to Practice Law||1985||10/05/2021|
|Trademark Group Chair||Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP||2016 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Intellectual Property Law Association||Board of Directors||2009 - Present|
|International Trademark Association||Member||1996 - Present|
|Internet Law & Business||Trademark Editor||N/A|
|International Trademark Association||Membership Committee||2007 - 2008|
|Legal Services of Northern Virginia||Board of Directors||2006 - 2009|
|American Intellectual Property Law Association||Chair, Trademark Law Committee||2005 - 2007|
|American Intellectual Property Law Association||Vice Chair, Trademark Law Committee||2004 - 2005|
|American Intellectual Property Law Association||Chair, Trademark Internet Committee||2002 - 2004|
|International Trademark Association||Member, Editorial Board||2002 - 2003|
|American Intellectual Property Law Association||Vice-Chair, Trademark Internet Committee||2001 - 2002|
|Internet Law & Business||The Trademark Dilution Revision Act of 2006: A Likelihood of Dilution Less Likely?||2008|
|Internet Law & Business||The Trademark Dilution Revision Act of 2006: Facilitating Proof of Dilution for Truly Famous Marks||2006|
|American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)||Trademarks Year in Review 2006||2006|
|Internet Law & Business||Pop-Up Ads: Confusion (and Annoyance) Online and in Court||2004|
|George Washington University Law School||LL.M - Master of Laws, with Highest Honors||1998|
|University of Virginia School of Law||Juris Doctor||1985|
|University of Virginia||B.A.||1981|
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