Sean Garrison is a partner with Bacal & Garrison Law Group in Scottsdale, Arizona with 26 years of experience representing clients in trademark and other intellectual property matters. Mr. Garrison represents clients in a variety of industries, including financial services, education and restaurants and pubs. He manages national and international portfolios for numerous clients and regularly represents them in enforcing and defending their rights.
He practices regularly before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), where he prevailed for his clients in two of the earliest Accelerated Case Resolution (ACR) decisions issued by the TTAB.
Mr. Garrison currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Trademark Law committee for the American Intellectual Property Association and is former Chair of AIPLA’s Trademark Litigation committee.
Mr. Garrison is co-author of the U.S. Trademark Registration chapter of the International Trademark Association’s Trademark Administration and of the Arizona chapter of INTA’s U.S. State Trademark and Unfair Competition Law, as well as "The preclusive effect of Trademark Trial and Appeal Board decisions", published by World Trademark Review in 2016.
He has been listed in The Best Lawyers In America® since 2007, including six different categories of IP law in the 2019 edition. He has been named among the World Trademark Review’s WTR 1000 practitioners since 2016.
Mr. Garrison received his B.A. with Distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law.