Biography

From counseling to litigation, Thomas' extensive experience in the intellectual property realm provides his clients the insight required to ensure success on a full range of services related to their trademarks, copyrights, and related intellectual property matters.

Tom has comprehensive experience counseling clients on the selection, screening, prosecution, maintenance, and enforcement of trademarks both domestically and internationally. For more than 20 years, he has successfully registered hundreds of trademarks for clients in a wide variety of industries, and has successfully litigated numerous trademark disputes both in court and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Tom advises clients on copyright matters, as well, often in combination with trademarks to provide the most comprehensive brand protection strategy possible.

He also has extensive experience with intercompany agreements such as manufacturing, reseller, distribution, strategic alliance, e-commerce, non-competition, and other agreements.

Tom served in the U.S. Marine Corps and worked at Harvard University as an Information Technology Manager before deciding to become an attorney.

Services/Industries

Education

  • Northeastern University School of Law  (J.D.)
  • Skidmore College  (B.A.)

Public Service

  • INTA Sub-Committee: INTA Bulletins – Law & Practice, North America (2018-2019)
  • Co-Chair, Marketing & Communications Forum, MassBio (2015-2017)
  • INTA Sub-Committee: The Trademark Reporter (2014-2017)
  • Director, Bare Hill Rowing Association (2013-Present)
  • Clerk, The Creeley Foundation (2012-Present)
  • INTA Sub-Committee: Trademark Office Practices (2008-2013) (Project Team Leader, Trademark Office Benchmarking Portal)
  • Corporate Trustee, Acton Memorial Library (2001-Present)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)

Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. District of Massachusetts

Firm Highlights

News

Verrill Welcomes Two Highly Esteemed Attorneys to the Firm’s Private Clients & Fiduciary Services Group

Blog

HR Power Hour with Chuck Mollor

Publication/Podcast

2023 Estate Planning Update

This alert from Verrill’s Private Clients & Fiduciary Services Group highlights the latest changes to the income tax and transfer tax landscape. The alert addresses the SECURE ACT 2.0, federal and state transfer tax...

Blog

Pension-Linked Emergency Savings Accounts: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Forthcoming

Following the initial flurry of publications summarizing the retirement plan enhancements under the SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022 (“SECURE 2.0”), this post takes a deeper dive into one of those enhancements: the optional “pension-linked...

Matter

Elections and Constitutional Law: Successfully Challenged Certification of Initiative Petition

In a victory for consumers and the ride-hailing public, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently barred the Secretary of State from placing on the November ballot initiative petitions proposed by companies such as Uber...

Matter

Advised Fortune 500 Company on Group Health and Welfare Benefit Plans

We were engaged by a Fortune 500 manufacturing company to provide legal and compliance services regarding its group health and welfare benefit plans. During the course of our representation, we have advised the company...

Publication/Podcast

December Annual Update: End of Year Tips for Employers: Compliance & Beyond

News

Maine Street Solutions Welcomes Peter Gore as Senior Governmental Relations Specialist

AUGUSTA, Maine – Maine Street Solutions is pleased to welcome Peter Gore as a Senior Government Relations Specialist. Gore brings nearly three decades of extensive experience in government relations, conflict resolution, grassroots and nonprofit...

Event

Annual Update: Part 1 - 2022 Legal Year in Review (2nd Session)

Blog

Verrill's Jim Cohen To Speak on Past and Future of Maine’s Electric Grid at 2023 Winter Bar Conference

Verrill partner Jim Cohen will be presenting at the Maine State Bar Association’s Winter Bar Conference 2023, on Friday, January 27, in Portland. Cohen’s presentation, The Past and Future of Maine’s Electric Grid...

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