Christina Licursi focuses her practice on trademark prosecution and litigation, including representing clients in federal courts across the country and before the US Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). Christina is based in Boston, but also supports clients from the firm's New York office.

Within her counseling practice, Christina advises clients and international associates on branding strategies and understanding the business and legal risks associated with the adoption, use, and registration of trademarks.  She has extensive experience managing complex international disputes and negotiating settlement agreements. In addition to handling trademark disputes before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Christina manages global policing and enforcement efforts, including coordinating targeted cease and desist campaigns and coordinating global enforcement efforts through Customs.  

Christina has a strong business acumen and demonstrated ability to work closely with all levels of business.  Her clients cover a variety of industries, including food and beverage, clothing, biotechnology, medical equipment, and software and telecommunications.  In addition to trademark matters, Christina also handles various copyright issues, domain name portfolio management and related disputes, and social media and Internet matters.  

Christina is passionate about the start-up community in the Boston area and currently serves as Co-chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge’s Innovation Series, where she is responsible for developing the programs for the Innovation Series, the thought-leadership program of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge.  These programs feature a wide variety of speakers from multiple industries and technologies who explore the issues, technologies, and market forces that drive innovation, commercialization, and market adoption.

Prior to joining the firm, Christina worked as an associate at Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch and Ford, LLP, of Boston, MA, where she worked on various corporate transactions, including entity formation, sale of companies, and due diligence.  

Prior to her associate position at Conn Kavanaugh, Christina worked in business development and in a rotational management training role, where she garnered experience as a project manager, finance manager, operations supervisor, and customer relationship manager.

While completing her Masters at Tufts University, Christina worked as a research assistant at Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, where she looked at trends in post-marketing commitments and their impact on drug development.  

  • MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge: Board Member (2017-present)
  • MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge: Co-chair of the Innovation Series (2013-2018)
  • MIT Enterprise Forum of NYC: Member (2018-present)
  • Boston Bar Association: Co-chair of IP Litigation Section (2014-2016)
  • Boston Patent Law Association: Member; Co-chair of Trademark Group (2012-2015)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA): Member; Table Topic Moderator (2012); Non-Traditional Marks Committee 2017-present
  • Tufts University Medical School Alumni Association: Public Health and Professional Degree Programs Alumni Board Member (2011-2013)
  • Discovering Justice: Volunteer and Guest Juror for Mock Trials (2007 – present)
  • Massachusetts Bar Association: Member (2007 – present)

Christina has been repeatedly named one of Massachusetts Super Lawyers’  “Rising Stars” in the field of intellectual property law. She was also named one of Massachusetts Super Lawyers’ top 100 Women Attorneys. In November 2015, Christina was named a "Boston Rising Star" by The National Law Journal, which honors 40 outstanding young lawyers who have accomplished big feats in their short legal careers. Most recently, Christina was honored at the 2018 Excellence in the Law Awards Ceremony as one of 26 "up and coming" lawyers across the state of Massachusetts.

Blogs

August 1, 2016

Federal Circuit Denies Registration of Generic Mark



Christina has written for the firm's blog, The Federal Circuit Analyst. Read her posts here
 
  • Licursi, Christina M. Quoted in Upstart Business Journal on Oculus VR case (May 23, 2014) 
  • Licursi, Christina M. Christina Licursi interviewed on Radio Entrepreneurs (April 2, 2014) 
  • Licursi, Christina M. Brand Marketers: Beware of False Advertising. WGS Client Alert (July 31, 2013) 
  • Licursi, Christina M. Hot Red Feet. Inside Counsel (September 2012). 
  • Amicus Brief (for Boston Patent Law Association): Jenzebar Inc. v. Long Bow Group Inc. (May 2012) 
  • Panelist: 4th Annual MIT Sloan Business and Gaming (BiG) Conference (April 2012) 
  • Panel Moderator: Wolf Greenfield Seminar on Trademark Protection in a Social, Global Economy (February 2012) 
  • Licursi, Christina M. and Wolf, Douglas R. The Birthing of Celebrity Brands: Lin-Tastic!. Inside Counsel (February 2012). 
  • Licursi, Christina M. and Wolf, Douglas R. Louboutin Has the Fashion Industry Seeing Red. The Weekly Consensus Newsletter (January 30, 2012). 
  • Licursi, Christina M. and Wolf, Douglas R. Is SOPA Really That Bad? Inside Counsel (January 2012). 
  • Licursi, Christina M. and Wolf, Douglas R. The 2011 Trademark Report. Inside Counsel (January 2012). 
  • Licursi, Christina M. Google Books and the Complexity of Digitalization. Law360 (April 2011). 
  • Licursi, Christina M. The Final Chapter. Intellectual Property Magazine (March 2011). 
  • Interview: LAWCAST, discussing the Supreme Court Omega decision (January 2011) 
  • Licursi, Christina M. and Wolf, David. Increasing Use of Non-Traditional Trademarks. Executive Counsel (June 2010).

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Christina Licursi focuses her practice on trademark prosecution and litigation, including representing clients in federal courts across the country and before the US Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). Christina is based in Boston, but also supports clients from the firm's New York office.

Within her counseling practice, Christina advises clients and international associates on branding strategies and understanding the business and legal risks associated with the adoption, use, and registration of trademarks.  She has extensive experience managing complex international disputes and negotiating settlement agreements. In addition to handling trademark disputes before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Christina manages global policing and enforcement efforts, including coordinating targeted cease and desist campaigns and coordinating global enforcement efforts through Customs.  

Christina has a strong business acumen and demonstrated ability to work closely with all levels of business.  Her clients cover a variety of industries, including food and beverage, clothing, biotechnology, medical equipment, and software and telecommunications.  In addition to trademark matters, Christina also handles various copyright issues, domain name portfolio management and related disputes, and social media and Internet matters.  

Christina is passionate about the start-up community in the Boston area and currently serves as Co-chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge’s Innovation Series, where she is responsible for developing the programs for the Innovation Series, the thought-leadership program of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge.  These programs feature a wide variety of speakers from multiple industries and technologies who explore the issues, technologies, and market forces that drive innovation, commercialization, and market adoption.

Prior to joining the firm, Christina worked as an associate at Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch and Ford, LLP, of Boston, MA, where she worked on various corporate transactions, including entity formation, sale of companies, and due diligence.  

Prior to her associate position at Conn Kavanaugh, Christina worked in business development and in a rotational management training role, where she garnered experience as a project manager, finance manager, operations supervisor, and customer relationship manager.

While completing her Masters at Tufts University, Christina worked as a research assistant at Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, where she looked at trends in post-marketing commitments and their impact on drug development.  

  • MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge: Board Member (2017-present)
  • MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge: Co-chair of the Innovation Series (2013-2018)
  • MIT Enterprise Forum of NYC: Member (2018-present)
  • Boston Bar Association: Co-chair of IP Litigation Section (2014-2016)
  • Boston Patent Law Association: Member; Co-chair of Trademark Group (2012-2015)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA): Member; Table Topic Moderator (2012); Non-Traditional Marks Committee 2017-present
  • Tufts University Medical School Alumni Association: Public Health and Professional Degree Programs Alumni Board Member (2011-2013)
  • Discovering Justice: Volunteer and Guest Juror for Mock Trials (2007 – present)
  • Massachusetts Bar Association: Member (2007 – present)

Christina has been repeatedly named one of Massachusetts Super Lawyers’  “Rising Stars” in the field of intellectual property law. She was also named one of Massachusetts Super Lawyers’ top 100 Women Attorneys. In November 2015, Christina was named a "Boston Rising Star" by The National Law Journal, which honors 40 outstanding young lawyers who have accomplished big feats in their short legal careers. Most recently, Christina was honored at the 2018 Excellence in the Law Awards Ceremony as one of 26 "up and coming" lawyers across the state of Massachusetts.

Christina has written for the firm's blog, The Federal Circuit Analyst. Read her posts here
 
  • Licursi, Christina M. Quoted in Upstart Business Journal on Oculus VR case (May 23, 2014) 
  • Licursi, Christina M. Christina Licursi interviewed on Radio Entrepreneurs (April 2, 2014) 
  • Licursi, Christina M. Brand Marketers: Beware of False Advertising. WGS Client Alert (July 31, 2013) 
  • Licursi, Christina M. Hot Red Feet. Inside Counsel (September 2012). 
  • Amicus Brief (for Boston Patent Law Association): Jenzebar Inc. v. Long Bow Group Inc. (May 2012) 
  • Panelist: 4th Annual MIT Sloan Business and Gaming (BiG) Conference (April 2012) 
  • Panel Moderator: Wolf Greenfield Seminar on Trademark Protection in a Social, Global Economy (February 2012) 
  • Licursi, Christina M. and Wolf, Douglas R. The Birthing of Celebrity Brands: Lin-Tastic!. Inside Counsel (February 2012). 
  • Licursi, Christina M. and Wolf, Douglas R. Louboutin Has the Fashion Industry Seeing Red. The Weekly Consensus Newsletter (January 30, 2012). 
  • Licursi, Christina M. and Wolf, Douglas R. Is SOPA Really That Bad? Inside Counsel (January 2012). 
  • Licursi, Christina M. and Wolf, Douglas R. The 2011 Trademark Report. Inside Counsel (January 2012). 
  • Licursi, Christina M. Google Books and the Complexity of Digitalization. Law360 (April 2011). 
  • Licursi, Christina M. The Final Chapter. Intellectual Property Magazine (March 2011). 
  • Interview: LAWCAST, discussing the Supreme Court Omega decision (January 2011) 
  • Licursi, Christina M. and Wolf, David. Increasing Use of Non-Traditional Trademarks. Executive Counsel (June 2010).

Blogs

August 1, 2016

Federal Circuit Denies Registration of Generic Mark