Chris helped develop the Arent Fox’s innovative and cost-effective, team-based approach for managing and protecting large international trademark portfolios. Chris manages several large portfolio teams at Arent Fox and works closely with local counsel around the world to protect our clients' global intellectual property interests.
Chris counsels clients on domestic and global intellectual property issues, including worldwide trademark, trade dress, and copyright protection and enforcement, right of publicity issues, brand rollouts, and dispute resolution. He prepares and prosecutes trademark applications, represents clients before the US Patent and Trademark Office in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings, prepares brand availability opinions and license agreements, manages online brand protection programs including the prosecution of domain name dispute resolution proceedings and filing DMCA complaints, conducts intellectual property due diligence for licensing programs and mergers and acquisitions, and works with Arent Fox’s team of intellectual property litigators at all stages of litigation and dispute resolution. He regularly conducts workshops for client in-house legal and brand development teams on how to choose and protect strong new brands.