Brian Focarino

Associate

+1 617 937 2347
bfocarino@cooley.com

Brian Focarino works with respected global brands to leverage the substantial value of their intellectual property and advises young and promising companies across industries on a full range of trademark, copyright and advertising matters. Brian is a leader in efforts to recruit, mentor and advance exceptional, diverse legal talent, and serves as co-chair of the firm's Minority Associates' Group. 

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Education

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

  • University of Edinburgh
    MSc, Linguistics
    with honors, 2012

  • William & Mary
    BA, Linguistics and Government
    with honors, 2011


Admissions & Credentials

California

Massachusetts

Memberships

  • International Trademark Association, INTA Bulletin Committee (January 2018 - Present)

  • Landslide Magazine, Editorial Board (October 2017 - March 2018)

  • William & Mary Libraries, Board of Directors (July 2017 - June 2020)

  • International Trademark Association, Impact Studies Committee (January 2016 - December 2017)

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

  • Internet Law and Policy Foundry, Fellow (September 2015 - September 2018)

  • American Bar Association, Section of Intellectual Property Law, Young Lawyer Fellow (June 2016 - June 2019)

  • William & Mary Alumni Association, Board of Directors (July 2020 - Present)

Rankings & Accolades

    • 2018 Douglas N. Morton ’62 Young Alumni Service Award, William & Mary Alumni Association (Sept. 2018)

    • 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