Brian practices in the Intellectual Property and Alcoholic Beverage and Liquor License practice groups. He focuses his practice on trademark and copyright protection, advertising compliance, and intellectual property contracts, including the preparation and review of license, technology and entertainment agreements.
While Brian counsels clients in numerous industries, he has a particular focus in assisting craft breweries and craft liquor distilleries with registration and licensing of trademarks and copyrights as well as the development of branding strategies.
His trademark and copyright practice includes assisting clients with trademark disputes including cancellation and opposition proceedings before both the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and trademark and copyright litigation in federal court. In addition, Brian advises clients with regard to franchising matters. Brian also advises clients on sweepstakes and internet issues including domain name and advertising complaints.
Brian also handles product labeling, advertising, and regulatory compliance for clients in the human food and pet food industry.
Prior to attending law school, Brian worked for eight years as a private civil engineer in the real estate development group at a Harrisburg based engineering firm. In his free time Brian is an avid home brewer.