Chris provides strategic guidance on a variety of intellectual property matters such as the creation, protection, enforcement, and defense of trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, and trade secrets; counsels clients on e-commerce and domain name issues; and represents clients in all areas of intellectual property litigation and dispute resolution.
Chris handles trademark prosecution matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and regularly works with both U.S. clients in expanding their trademark rights abroad and international clients seeking protection in the U.S. market. He manages multiple U.S. and international trademark portfolios and has a particular niche in counseling both individual and corporate clients in risk assessment and trademark adoption and clearance for branding, rebranding, and new product or service launches. He works with clients developing cost effective and successful trademark enforcement strategies. Chris also resolves disputes and advocates for clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and when the situation requires, before U.S. District Courts.
Representative clients have included those in a broad range of industries — software, publishing, life sciences and pharmaceutical, alcohol and tobacco, entertainment, consumer and commercial products, and Internet/e-commerce businesses.
Before Fox Rothschild
Prior to joining Fox Rothschild, Chris was an IP associate at a general practice firm and formerly a paralegal who focused on intellectual property matters.
During law school, Chris served as a research editor for the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law.
Above the Fold
The increasingly scrutinized area of advertising and marketing has a wealth of legal hurdles. When creating content, advertising professionals and companies often find themselves in hot water with various regulatory agencies, such as the Federal Trade Commission. Chris addresses these emerging trends and issues in the firm’s Above the Fold blog.
Honors & Awards
- Named among the "Best of the Bar: Philadelphia's Top Lawyers" by Philadelphia Business Journal (2018)
- Recognized in the 2015, 2017 and 2018 editions of the World Trademark Review 1000 (a guide to the world's leading trademark practitioners)