Andrea J. Mealey
T: (617) 447-1655
- Intellectual Property
- New York
- Suffolk University School of Law; J.D., 1996
- Harvard College, B.A.
Large Law Firm Experience:
- Nixon Peabody
- Gunderson Dettmer
- Locke Lord (formerly Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge)
- Hinckley Allen
Andrea’s practice is focused on the acquisition, registration, enforcement and monetization of clients’ intellectual property, including trademarks, copyrights, domain names, trade secrets and other non-patented assets.
Andrea began her legal career as a legal manager, researching trademark availability and enforcement actions for a leading athletic footwear and apparel company. In addition to private practice, she worked in house at a world renown toy and entertainment company on licensing and music matters. Andrea’s varied background directs her practice philosophy – the World Trademark Reporter Top 1,000 list of IP practitioners noted in 2015 about Andrea that, thanks to her stint on the other side of the client/attorney relationship, she knows exactly what brand owners want and how to deliver it.
Andrea assists her clients in building the value of their intellectual property by counseling clients on domestic and international trademark selection and prosecution, copyright registration, trade secret policies and processes, domain name acquisition and portfolio management, non-disclosure agreements, and transactional due diligence and support. She understands that intellectual property assets should deliver value to their owners and helps clients monetize their intellectual property assets through licensing, promotional agreements and co-branding arrangements.
Once clients build value in their intellectual property, it is essential that this value be preserved. To that end. Andrea advises clients regarding trademark and copyright enforcement matters before judicial and administrative bodies, including trademark oppositions and cancellations before the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board. Andrea also uses utilizes other available tools to protect her clients’ rights including UDRPs, DMCA take-downs, US Customs enforcement processes and coordinated efforts to remove unauthorized products from third party websites such as Amazon, EBay, Alibaba and Taobao.
Representative Transactions Include
- Boston Athletic Association v. Velocity, LLC, 117 USPQ2d 1492(TTAB 2015) (precedential}. Successfully defended Velocity in Opposition proceeding brought by the B.A.A., organizers of the Boston Marathon.