Phillip V. Marano is an Intellectual Property associate in Mayer Brown’s Washington DC office. His practice focuses on the intersection of intellectual property law and the Internet, advising on copyright and trademark enforcement, intermediary liability, advertising, social and mobile media, e-commerce and domain names for global leaders in media, financial services, consumer products, Internet and technology industries.
Phil has significant experience counseling clients on Internet governance matters and a unique wealth of knowledge about the domain name industry, including management of global domain name portfolios, recovery of domain names from cybersquatters worldwide, and the development and execution of new generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) objection, acquisition and management strategies. His work routinely focuses on cutting-edge advances in new Internet media and developments within the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
Phil also has valuable experience advising clients on trademark selection, clearance, prosecution, registration and enforcement, having worked on federal court litigation involving copyright and trademark infringement, trademark dilution, unfair competition and cybersquatting. Prior to entering private practice, Phil conducted ex parte examinations of trademark applications filed with the US Patent & Trademark Office.