Biography

Brian Darville chairs the Trademark and Copyright Practice Group at Oblon.  He has over two decades of litigation experience in federal courts throughout the U.S. focused primarily on trademark and copyright litigation.  He counsels clients regularly on trademark, unfair competition, copyright, and ecommerce legal issues and has experience in all aspects of trademark and copyright prosecution, including clearance opinions, trademark portfolio management, licensing and enforcement.  He frequently handles administrative proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. 

Mr. Darville received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia, his law degree (Juris Doctor) from the University of Virginia School of Law, and an LL.M. in Patent and Intellectual Property Law, with Highest Honors, from the George Washington University Law School.

He is admitted to practice before the Virginia and District of Columbia Bars.  He is also admitted to several United States District Courts and United States Circuit Courts of Appeals. 

Mr. Darville is a member of the International Trademark Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Copyright Society of the U.S.A., and other professional associations.

He speaks and writes frequently on trademark, copyright and ecommerce legal issues.

 He speaks annually on an Introduction to Trademark Litigation in Federal Court, for the AIPLA Trademark Boot Camp (June 2014, June 2015, June 2016, June 2017).