Steve Jeffries is an intellectual property (IP) attorney in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., office. He represents clients in connection with all aspects of domestic and international trademark clearance, registration, title transfer, licensing and enforcement. Mr. Jeffries began his career as a trademark examining attorney in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and he has significant experience handling complex trademark registration issues. He has handled more than 150 matters before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the USPTO, including ex parte appeals of trademark registration decisions and inter partes trademark registration disputes. He also has prosecuted at least 40 cases concerning domain names that are confusingly similar to registered and unregistered trademarks under the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) and assisted in-house counsel in connection with a dozen or so more.
In addition to trademark counseling, he provides advice in connection with copyright and right of publicity matters, including registration, work for hire, waiver and infringement concerns.
Mr. Jeffries represents clients, inter alia, in the apparel, book publishing, entertainment, financial, hospitality, software, telecommunications, and food and beverage industries. He also advises a variety of organizations in the public interest sector.
Mr. Jeffries served as a trademark examining attorney from 1990 to 1995. He also has lectured on the law of trademarks and unfair competition as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center and chaired the Trademark Committee of the D.C. Bar Association.
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