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November 10, 2021

Renamed Practice Area, "Trademarks, Copyrights & IP Transactions" Reflects Emphasis on Intellectual Property–Related Contracts and Transactions

November 10, 2021—Barclay Damon is pleased to announce that the Branding, Trademarks & Copyrights Practice Area has been renamed the Trademarks, Copyrights & IP Transactions Practice Area. Firm leadership concluded that the name change better reflects the services the practice area provides to its clients. Barclay Damon partners Renato Smith and Mike Oropallo will co-chair the practice area.

“This is a strategic reconsideration based on our analysis of the real and important work that our trademarks, copyrights, and IP transactions attorneys conduct on behalf of and with our wide range of clients,” Barclay Damon Managing Partner Connie Cahill said. “With this change, we are proud to demonstrate our commitment to increasing the depth and breadth of our capabilities to better serve both current and future clients.”

“I am pleased to serve as co-chair of the Trademarks, Copyrights & IP Transactions Practice Area,” Smith said. “The new lens allows us to bring even more value for our business clients—whether they are large corporations with international reach or entrepreneurial start-ups building their model and defining themselves and their intellectual property in the early stages. This change emphasizes our commitment to serving our clients in the rapidly growing software and cloud computing industry, among other industries.”

Mike Oropallo will continue his role as co-chair of the renamed practice area. “I look forward to working with Renato as co-chair and to providing our practice area’s current and future clients with the power of our team’s combined knowledge and experience,” he said.

Barclay Damon attorneys team across offices and practices to provide customized, targeted solutions grounded in industry knowledge and a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses. With nearly 300 attorneys, Barclay Damon is a leading law firm that operates from a strategic platform of offices located in the Northeastern United States and Toronto. For more information, visit our award-winning website at

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