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Patrick M. Phelan

Patrick Phelan is a litigation associate in the firm’s Washington, DC office. His practice focuses on Trademark Litigation and White Collar Defense and Investigations. Patrick has significant experience in enforcing Intellectual Property rights in connection with Internet-related activities, including domain name cybersquatting. He has represented clients in trademark and unfair competition litigation and domain name disputes before U.S. District Courts, the National Arbitration Forum, and the World Intellectual Property Organization.

In a recent decision, a federal court in Washington, D.C. dismissed a trademark owner’s in rem action under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (“ACPA”), finding that the presence of an Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) office in that district was insufficient to give the court in rem jurisdiction.
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