Joseph Villapol is an experienced intellectual property litigator and counselor whose focus is in the areas of trademarks, copyrights, domain names, unfair competition and related rights. Mr. Villapol advises clients on a wide array of issues, including brand protection strategies, enforcement and defense of trademarks and copyrights, and clearance of new marks as well as false advertising claims, the right of publicity, and entertainment contracts and disputes.
Mr. Villapol has represented intellectual property owners in federal courts throughout the United States as well as before domestic and foreign administrative agencies and arbitral bodies, including the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the World Intellectual Property Organization.
Mr. Villapol’s clients have included many of the world’s leading brand owners from renowned fashion designers, fragrance companies and manufacturers of household and consumer products to apparel companies, pharmaceutical, industrial and healthcare companies, and sports and entertainment entities. Mr. Villapol has designed and implemented programs to combat trademark counterfeiting, copyright infringement and Internet cyber-piracy and also counsels clients regarding worldwide adoption and protection of intellectual property rights.
Mr. Villapol has lectured on various topics in the intellectual property field and is the co-author of the United States section of the International Trademark Association’s online publication, International Opposition Guide.
Mr. Villapol received his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Fordham University and his J.D. from New York University School of Law. He remains actively involved with both institutions as well other professional and civic organizations.
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