Peter ByrnePartner

Peter Byrne counsels clients throughout all phases of the trademark process, including clearance, prosecution, global portfolio management, licensing, and enforcement. He has helped companies of all sizes across a wide range of industries craft effective and cost-efficient strategies to secure and protect their valuable brands. In addition,

Peter advises clients on copyright matters, including issues relating to the ownership, licensing and enforcement of copyrighted works. Peter is listed as a recommended expert among “The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals” published each year by World Trademark Review.


  • Helped clients clear hundreds of trademarks in the US and abroad, including leading global re-brands for well-known companies.
  • Has extensive experience prosecuting trademark applications and maintaining trademark registrations domestically and internationally.
  • After helping clients secure their trademarks, Peter helps rights-holders police their marks through various enforcement actions, including cease-and-desist letters, takedown notices, Notices of Opposition and Petitions to Cancel at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, UDRP complaints and, if necessary, federal litigation.
  • Helps clients put their brands’ goodwill to work through licensing agreements that feature strong protections.

J.D., Harvard Law School, cum laude

B.A., University of California, Berkeley, high distinction



  • International Trademark Association
  • State Bar of California, Intellectual Property Law Section
  • San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association