Jon A. Schiffrin

Jon Schiffrin attends to matters relating to Intellectual Property, specifically trademark, copyright and unfair competition issues.

Jon worked as a Trademark Examining Attorney for the United States Patent & Trademark Office where he reviewed thousands of applications seeking trademark registration.

He has prepared appeals on behalf of the PTO in matters relating to descriptiveness, likelihood of confusion and geographic descriptiveness before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. The appeal in In re J.T. Tobacconists, Inc., 59 USPQ2d 1080 (TTAB 2001) was published by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and has been used by Trademark Examiners as a guide with regard to this issue. Jon has also successfully presented appeals to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board in the following matters: In re Lebanon Chemical Corporation, In re Turtle Mountain Inc., and In re Performance Labs, Inc.

Jon has also worked at one of the largest Intellectual Property firms in the world, representing Fortune 500 companies in the pharmaceutical, automotive, insurance, financial, and publishing fields, among others. He has handled enforcement matters, domain name disputes, trademark portfolio maintenance and clearance, and litigation covering a variety of issues ranging from priority of use to dilution.

In addition, Jon has negotiated and drafted licensing agreements for personal services, intellectual property, and the use of likeness and biographies for a national marketing campaign.

Jon is currently an Adjunct Professor, Trademarks and Unfair Competition at Catholic University Law School.

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Courts & Adjudicative Bodies

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Educational Background

  • University of Florida (B.S. Advertising)
  • University of Miami (JD)