Jason Lee DeFrancesco is a partner in Princeton, N.J. office of Hill Wallack LLP. He is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property and Corporate Law practice groups.
As an experienced Trademark Attorney, Mr. DeFrancesco handles all trademark related matters: fillings, registrations, USPTO office actions and maintenance.
He works with clients and international associates to find innovative ways of protecting and maximizing brand value through negotiating licensing deals, co-existing agreements and other transactions including opposition and cancellation matters before the USPTO and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Managing clients’ cross border trade activities Mr. DeFrancesco works with law enforcement agencies and Customs Protection Bureau in the United States to address counterfeiting issues, recover damages and facilitate seizures of counterfeit products.
As a licensed patent attorney with strong background in organic chemistry and years of in-house experience in industrial manufacturing and engineering, Mr. DeFrancesco manages diverse patent portfolios, including mechanical, engineering, design and utility patents.
He litigates on behalf of clients having complex infringement or appellate cases in US Federal Courts.
Mr. DeFrancesco’s clients range from startups to Fortune 500 companies and represent diverse industries with focus on consumer goods, fashion and retail, food and beverage, manufacturing and medical devices.
Mr. DeFrancesco earned his J.D. from Albany Law School, and during his time there he was in extern under Administrative Judge, James Housel, at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He earned an M.S. in Physical Chemistry at Georgia Institute of Technology, and a B.S. in Chemistry at Florida State University.
Mr. DeFrancesco is admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York (2013), Florida (2004), Washington, D.C. (2007), the Ninth Circuit, the Third Circuit and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Mr. DeFrancesco provides representation in matters that include:
- Intellectual Property
- Corporate Law
- IP Licensing
- Global Trademark Counseling and Prosecution
- TTAB Oppositions and Cancellations
- Domain Names and Internet
- Patent Litigation
- Trademark, Copyright, and Media Litigation
- Patent Portfolio Management
- News Release: Jason Lee DeFrancesco Joins Hill Wallack LLP As Partner In The Intellectual Property Practice GroupFebruary 11, 2019