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

Publication/Podcast

Massachusetts Employers Beware: Any Late Wage Payment Means Liability for Triple Damages

News

Groundbreaking Decision Released by Connecticut Supreme Court

In a groundbreaking decision released on May 10, 2022 arising out of an appeal argued by Verrill attorney Andrew Nevas on November 16, 2021 in front of the Connecticut Supreme Court , the Supreme...

Matter

Procurement

We have assisted many owners, and contractors in design and construction contracting including: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Investment Management Company on over a billion dollars in projects in Kendall Square area of Cambridge, Massachusetts...

Blog

Department of Labor Guidance and Federal Initiatives Counsel a Wait-and-See Approach for 401(k) Plan Fiduciaries Interested in Cryptocurrency Options

On March 10, 2022, the Department of Labor published Compliance Assistance Release 2022-01, 401(k) Plan Investments in “Cryptocurrencies” . The Release strongly discourages the addition of cryptocurrency (and other digital asset) options to the...

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Connecticut’s new privacy law: What you need to know

As part of its growing privacy practice, Verrill is pleased to share this advisory on Connecticut’s new privacy law. Verrill is pleased to offer a sophisticated range of privacy and cybersecurity services. On May...

Publication/Podcast

New Rules for Apprentices on Energy Projects Come with Uncertainty for Contractors and Developers

On January 1, 2021, a new law went into effect setting benchmarks for use of apprentices on energy generation facility construction projects. Enacted in 2019, the law was part of “An Act to Establish...

Blog

Supreme Leak: Religion at Work

Over the last year, our society has navigated COVID-19 and rules concerning vaccination and masking. As a society and on this blog, we have discussed regularly the role religious freedoms play in the work...

Blog

Supreme Leak: NLRA Rights

For blog followers, you likely saw last week’s post reminding you to revisit your confidentiality policies in the wake of the leaking of the Supreme Court’s draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health...

Matter

Recovery From Surety and Professional Liability Carrier for Defective Turbine and Biomass Energy Facility Components

Our client developed a biomass fired cogeneration power facility to sell power back to the grid and to support its sawmill operations. As part of this project, it entered into a $13+ million contract...

News

Verrill attorney Elizabeth Connellan Smith Elected to the Board of Governors of The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

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