Carissa Rodrigue is an intellectual property lawyer with a focus on trademark law. Carissa counsels clients on brand protection, including trademark selection, clearance, and proper use and protection of their marks. She has extensive experience filing and prosecuting trademark applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She also counsels clients on registering and enforcing their trademarks abroad, working cooperatively with local counsel around the world.
Carissa represents clients in trademark disputes, including opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) and federal court litigation. She is involved in drafting and negotiating settlement agreements to resolve trademark and other intellectual property disputes, and she has experience in intellectual property licensing.
In addition to her trademark work, Carissa counsels clients on copyright registration and enforcement matters. She has experience in patent litigation for a wide range of technologies and products, including high-stakes pharmaceutical patent infringement litigation under the Hatch-Waxman Act. Carissa has also represented clients in commercial litigation matters. She is involved in pro bono work, including trademark prosecution and enforcement matters and criminal expungement proceedings.