Biography

Patricia assists emerging and industry-leading companies in protecting and enforcing their U.S. and international intellectual property rights. She focuses on strategic management and utilization of their trademark portfolios, including procurement, maintenance, licensing and asserting and defending trademark and unfair competition litigation. From startups to established global companies, Patricia’s clients span a diverse range of sectors, including retail, fashion and hospitality brands; international music festivals; production companies and entertainment professionals; technology and software companies; private equity firms; and real estate owners and developers.

As a strategic ally to her clients, Patricia helps develop business methods that cultivate and protect intellectual property assets through trademark and copyright registrations, trade secrets, licensing, publicity, digital media and internet-related content. When litigation arises, she leverages her depth of trial knowledge to protect and defend her clients’ businesses, brands and proprietary information. She has extensive experience litigating cases that center on trademark infringement, copyright infringement, unfair competition, false advertising and entertainment litigation in federal courts across the country, as well before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Patricia also has a robust trademark practice and regularly counsels clients on clearance and registration of trademarks and service marks; worldwide brand management strategies; trademark oppositions in cancellation proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Office; and a range of policing and enforcement issues. She has substantial experience counseling clients on consumer advertising and marketing laws, including guidance on advertising reviews and compliance matters as well as on the Federal Trade Commission’s truth-in-advertising rules.

On the transactional side, Patricia assists clients with a variety of contracts and commercial exchanges related to intellectual property. She has helped formulate a range of agreements, from development and intellectual property ownership contracts for employees and consultants to licenses, manufacturing and distribution. She also assists clients by conducting intellectual property due diligence for acquisition/sale transactions and advises on intellectual property provisions in asset purchase agreements.

Representative Matters

Global Licensing and Distribution
  • Represent clients in the retail, fashion, and technology sectors, including an internationally renowned clothing company with a portfolio of brands distributed through multiple channels, in drafting and negotiating license, distribution and agency agreements.

Global Brand Management

  • Represent clients in the retail, fashion, technology, real estate, and hospitality sectors, including the owner of an internationally renowned music festival in managing worldwide intellectual property portfolios.
Trademark Litigation
  • Represented Grammy award-winning musical artist in trademark suit brought against his record company.
  • Represented client in federal trademark suit where client sought enforcement of trademark rights against competitor. Case settled favorably for client.
  • Represented hospitality management company in defending federal trademark suit brought against it.

Entertainment

  • Represented client in federal trademark suit on behalf of an entertainment startup enforcing trademark rights against infringer. Case settled favorably for client.
Patent Litigation
  • Represented software company defending against claim that its online auction of foreclosed property and tax certificates infringed a patent.

Trade Dress Litigation

  • Represented client in enforcement of its trade dress in culinary products.
Global Licensing
  • Represented consumer products company in negotiating various complex worldwide trademark licenses and manufacturing and distribution agreements.

Entertainment

  • Represented production company in negotiating various talent and related agreements.
Hospitality
  • Represented resort and spa in negotiating various licenses and operational agreements.

Before Fox Rothschild

Prior to joining Fox Rothschild, Patricia was a partner in the Intellectual Property department of an international law firm.