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Catherine H. Stockell

Of Counsel

New York, NY
212-641-2351
stockell@fr.com
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Background

Catherine Stockell has over thirty years specializing in the practice of trademark and copyright law.  For the first half of her career, Catherine’s practice focused primarily on trademark litigation, representing clients and their brands in a variety of industries including food and beverage, tobacco, sporting goods, nutritional products, healthcare, financial services, personal care products, office supplies, home and construction.  Catherine now counsels clients on the adoption of new marks and brand strategy; clearance, adoption, registration and protection of trademarks and copyrights in the United States and abroad; trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; enforcement activities, including trademark and copyright protests, takedowns, and UDRP proceedings; defense of her clients’ brands and marketing activities; negotiating successful settlement agreements; and licensing, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and secured financings.

She has considerable experience in innovative trademark strategies in both the US and abroad, including the development, protection and registration of so-called non-traditional trademarks. Catherine’s extensive background allows her to provide clients with strategic advice respecting brand development, management and protection, licensing, and where required, litigation, appeals, and settlement.  Her clients look to her for innovative approaches to their marketing, remarking that she is “indispensable” and “consistently proves to be a creative, quick and responsive resource.”

Prior to joining Fish, Ms. Stockell was a partner at an intellectual property law firm.

Education

J.D., Widener University School of Law 1985
Internal Managing Editor, Delaware Journal of Corporate Law (Law Review)


B.A., University of the South 1980
English

Admissions

  • New York 1986
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Memberships & Affiliations

​Member, International Trademark Association (INTA), American Bar Association, New York Bar Association.

Other Distinctions

Listed in World Trademark Review WTR 1000, New York, Trademark Prosecution and Strategy (2016, 2017).

Listed in New York Super Lawyers – MetroList (2012-2017).

Webinars/Publications

“Thinking Outside the Box: Sensible Strategies for Non-Traditional Trademarks,” Fish & Richardson Trademark & Copyright Webinar, with Irina Lyapis (June 28, 2017).

Quoted, “Kiss Frontman Unlikely To Get ‘Horns’ Gesture Trademark,” Law360 (June 14, 2017).

Quoted, “What’s That Smell? Play-Doh Leads Charge For Scent TMs,” Law360 (February 23, 2017).

“Think Globally, Act Globally: Legal Considerations for Developing and Managing a Global Brand,” World Trademark Review Yearbook 2014-2014, with Joel Leviton (May 2014).

“Non-Traditional Marks: Marketing to the Senses with Shape, Sound, Color, and More,” Fish & Richardson Trademark & Copyright Webinar, with Lisa Martens and Erin Hickey (November 2011)

“Are Colors for You? A Primer on Protecting Colors as Marks in the United States,” INTA Bulletin, with Erin Hickey (November 15, 2009)

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