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Location:
Rockville, Maryland, 20850, United States
Posted:
June 01, 2010

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***** VON BRIESEN ********

*** ********* ****

Rockville, Maryland 20850

Tel: 301-***-****

Cell: 240-***-****

E-mail: *****.********@*******.***

OBJECTIVE

To obtain a position as a full-time trademark associate in a small to mid-

size law firm that specializes in Intellectual Property or a larger firm

with an Intellectual Property group.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Partner, Tassan & ********

October 2003 to present

Currently practice as an attorney in an intellectual property practice

focusing primarily on trademarks, but also in the fields of copyright law

and patent law (as part of a general IP practice); such work includes

prosecution of trademark applications from filing to issuance of

registrations in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; litigation of ex

parte appeals and opposition and cancellation proceedings before the

Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, including preparation of notices of

opposition and petitions for cancellation, answers, discovery requests and

responses thereto, motions to compel discovery responses, motions for

summary judgment, and trial briefs; assist with preparation of motions and

other filings for trademark infringement litigation in federal court;

advise, initiate, and assist U.S. clients in prosecution of foreign

applications and maintenance of issued registrations; prepare intellectual

property audits and due diligence reports; prepare availability clearance

and registrability searches for trademarks; prepare copyright applications;

review trademark licenses; prepare software licenses; prepare assignments

of intellectual property; record changes in title and security interests

for intellectual property with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office;

prepare cease and desist letters; prepared brief for Respondent in Uniform

Dispute Resolution Proceeding; conduct transfer of domain names to others

and initiate transfer of domain names from others; correspond and

communicate with clients concerning the foregoing.

Law Clerk and Legal Secretary, Tassan Law Firm

March 1999 to October 2003

Worked full-time as a law clerk and legal secretary while attending law

school at night; drafted and assisted in the preparation of trademark

applications, amendments, statements of use, amendments to allege use,

declarations of continued use and incontestability, renewals, amendments to

registrations, and various other communications with the U.S. Patent and

Trademark Office in order to obtain registration of marks and maintain such

registrations; corresponded with clients concerning pending applications

and registrations; drafted filings and assisted in litigation of ex parte

appeals and opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark

Trial and Appeal Board; assisted in the preparation of documents for

litigation in federal court; drafted copyright applications; assisted in

the preparation of assignments of intellectual property for recordation;

prepared and filed changes in title of intellectual property with the U.S.

Patent and Trademark Office; drafted cease and desist letters; maintained

Official Gazette watch service; registered and renewed domain names for

clients; edited all types of written materials including client

correspondence and filings; responsible for all client billing, accounts

receivable, and accounts payable; responsible for maintenance and updating

of firm docket using PATTSY software.

Legal Secretary and Legal Assistant, Jackson & Kelly

June 1995 to March 1999

Drafted and assisted in the preparation of trademark applications,

statements of use, amendments to allege use, declarations of continued use

and incontestability, and renewals, and various other communications with

the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in order to obtain registration of

marks and maintain such registrations; prepared correspondence with clients

reporting status of pending matters at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

during all phases of application and registration; prepared cover sheets

required for filing assignments, changes in title, and security interests

for intellectual property in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office;

investigated potential infringements of client marks via the Internet and

other means available; maintained Official Gazette watch service;

responsible for attorney and own time entry; responsible for maintenance

and updating of firm docket using PATTSY software.

EDUCATION

Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America

J.D. May 2003, cum laude

The American University

B.A., International Studies, May 1991

ADMISSIONS

Virginia, 2003

Supreme Court of Virginia, 2003

District of Columbia, 2007



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