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Paul E. Thomas

Paul E. Thomas

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Palo Alto, CA, USA

Paul Thomas is an attorney in the law firm's Intellectual Property practice and is located in the Silicon Valley office. He focuses on brand development and on copyright and trademark asset protection for clients in a broad range of industries, including high tech, film & television production, wine & spirits, book and media publishing, e-discovery and data management, beauty & cosmetics, advertising, and the automotive industry.  He has extensive experience in building and managing global trademark portfolios for clients, and in working with clients to monetize their IP assets through strategic licensing.  He also assists clients in the enforcement of their trademark and copyright assets through actions before the Trademark Board and through federal court litigation.  A native Minnesotan, he maintains significant relationships with clients in the midwest in addition to his California connections.


J.D., Hamline University School of Law, 1997, Dean’s Scholarship Student

M.A., English Literature, University of Chicago, 1985

B.A., English Literature, University of Chicago, 1984


State of California

State of Minnesota                  


Federal District Court for the Central District of California

Practice Areas/Industries

  • Intellectual Property
    • Copyrights
    • Media & Entertainment
    • Trademarks

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