Teresa Lee is a partner in the Intellectual Property Group and concentrates her practice in the areas of trademark and copyright law. Teresa represents and counsels domestic and foreign-based clients on the selection, clearance, use and registration, enforcement, licensing and litigation of trademarks and copyrights, and handles domain name disputes on a worldwide basis.
Teresa has successfully handled opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial And Appeal Board (TTAB) as well as managed numerous other opposition and cancellation proceedings worldwide. Teresa also has extensive transactional experience including negotiation and preparing co-existence and settlement agreements.
Teresa's clients include high profile recording artists, songwriters, authors, celebrities, entertainment companies, models, fashion designers, sports teams, leagues and associations, athletes, banking and financial institutions, media executives, among a multitude of other clients in the consumer product and service industries.
Prior to joining the Firm in 2000, Teresa was an examining attorney at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) where she rendered decisions on the registrability of trademarks, service marks, collective marks, membership marks and certification marks. While at the USPTO, Teresa specialized in the examination of applications pertaining to foods and beverages, alcohol, live and agricultural products, and all service mark applications. Teresa also appeared before the TTAB where she successfully argued cases brought on appeal. In addition to examination, Teresa served as a mentor and instructor for new examining attorneys and also gave lectures focusing on the examination of food and beverage applications.
Teresa is a 1993 graduate of Suffolk University Law School, where she won the American Jurisprudence Award in Advanced Legal Research from Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company in 1993.
· U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (1996-2000)
· EMI Music Publishing (1995-96)
· Co-Author, Can Retail Store Designs be Protected as Trade Dress or 3d Marks?, World Trademark Review (August/September 2013)
· Author, Television Broadcasting and Program Syndication, William S. Hein & Co., Inc. (1993)
· American Bar Association
· International Trademark Association
· Pennsylvania Bar Association
Partner Teresa Lee Co-Authors Article About Trade Dress Protection for World Trademark Review
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