Matt's practice focuses on intellectual property law with a concentration in trademark and copyright counseling. Clients benefit from his experience in managing global trademark portfolios, as well as his work on clearance, due diligence, application filings, prosecution, and enforcement. He also has a strong record of success before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) and in foreign opposition proceedings.
Matt is a frequent speaker on current intellectual property topics, including television plotlines featuring trademark law issues, "copyright troll" litigation, and comparative trademark use requirements outside the United States.
Matt is actively involved with the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law, where he serves on both the Trademark Legislation Committee and the Editorial Board for Landslide magazine. He took on a leadership role with the section in 2013, when he was selected for a three-year term as a Young Lawyer Fellow to support future leaders, and is chair for the Young Lawyer Action Group. Matt is also a member of the International Trademark Association's U.S. Legislation Subcommittee.
Principal areas of focus include:
- Intellectual property law
- Trademark law
- Copyright law