Brian Focarino

Associate

+1 617 937 2347
bfocarino@cooley.com

Brian Focarino’s practice focuses on trademark and copyright litigation, enforcement, clearance and strategy. He represents some of the world’s most valuable brands and many of its most exciting and disruptive startups. His clients include house names in Internet, digital and social media, entertainment companies, alcoholic beverage conglomerates, multinational retail corporations, pharmaceutical and life sciences companies and financial institutions.

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Education

  • William and Mary Law School
    JD, with honors, 2015

  • University of Edinburgh
    MSc, Linguistics
    with honors, 2012

  • College of William and Mary
    BA, Linguistics and Government
    with honors, 2011


Admissions & Credentials

California

Not admitted to practice in Massachusetts

Practice limited to services authorized by federal law

Memberships

  • William & Mary Libraries, Board of Directors (July 2017 - Present)

  • American Bar Association, Section of Intellectual Property Law, Young Lawyer Fellow (June 2016 - Present)

  • International Trademark Association, Impact Studies Committee (January 2016 - Present)

  • Internet Law and Policy Foundry, Fellow (September 2015 - Present)

  • College of William & Mary, Young Guarde Council (May 2011 - Present)

Rankings & Accolades

    • Rossman Memorial Award – Honorary Mention, US Patent and Trademark Office Society (Feb. 2017)

    • 1st Place, Georgia State University Intellectual Property Writing Competition (Sept. 2015)

    • 2nd Place, IDEA Student Intellectual Property Writing Competition, University of New Hampshire School of Law (June 2015)

    • 1st Place, Hon. William C. Conner Intellectual Property Law Writing Competition, New York Intellectual Property Law Association (May 2015)

    • Outstanding Member Award, William & Mary Business Law Review (May 2015)

    • Thalia V. Warnement Scholar in Intellectual Property Law, William & Mary Law School (2013 – 2015)

    • Lawrence W. I’Anson Scholar, William & Mary Law School (2012 – 2015)

Contact

+1 617 937 2347 office
bfocarino@cooley.com

500 Boylston Street
14th Floor
Boston, MA 02116-3736