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  • Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, J.D.
  • George Washington University, B.A., Political Science, cum laude
John J. O’Malley
Professional Experience

John’s practice focuses on advising clients on strategies for building brands and developing and protecting U.S. and international trademark portfolios.

Client Work

John works extensively with clients in developing strategies for building brands and developing and protecting U.S. and international trademark portfolios. In particular, John specializes in developing creative strategies to achieve these ends.

In addition to his work in the trademark field, John has extensive experience in conducting IP audits and IP due diligence for banks, IP investment companies, venture capital and private equity investors.

John also negotiates and drafts intellectual property agreements including licenses, confidentiality assignments, joint development, software development, and website development agreements.

A significant part of John’s practice involves counseling start-up and emerging companies in cost effective strategies to protect their key IP assets.

Litigation can be an important and necessary step in protecting intellectual property rights and John has litigated and enforced rights involving trademarks, domain names, patents, copyrights, unfair competition, false advertising and the internet.

Publications, Presentations and Recognitions

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®, published by Thomson Reuters, (2012-2018)
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, published by Thomson Reuters, (2006-2007)
Best Lawyers in America®, published by Best Lawyers LLC, (2012-2019)

Professional Activities

Irish-American Chamber and Business Network, Member of the Board
Irish Immigration Center of Philadelphia, Member of the Board
Brehon Law Society

Community Activities

Family and Community Services of Delaware County, Board Member
Committee of 70, Board Member
International Trademark Association
Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.

Bar and Court Admissions

Supreme Court of the United States
Court of Appeals for the Federal Court
Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Life Beyond the Law

I enjoy reading about history, and especially ancient history. My guilty pleasure is following the always interesting local sports teams we have in Philadelphia.