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Andy I. Corea Murtha Cullina LLP Partner

Partner

New Haven
Email: acorea@murthalaw.com
Phone: 203-772-7739
Fax: 860-240-5759

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Bar & Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Tennessee

Education

  • George Mason University School of Law (J.D., 1995)
  • College of William and Mary (B.A., 1992)

Andy I. Corea


Andy Corea practices trademark law and chairs the firm’s Business and Finance Department.  His practice has focused primarily on trademarks since 1999 – first as a trademark examining attorney for the United States Patent and Trademark Office, later at an intellectual property boutique, and now as a member of Murtha Cullina’s Intellectual Property Practice Group.

His comprehensive trademark practice includes both transactional and adversarial matters.  He assists clients in obtaining trademark rights through clearance, counseling, and prosecution of trademarks and provides intellectual property due diligence to support mergers and acquisitions.  He also helps clients protect their intellectual property rights through enforcement, litigation, and licensing. He appears regularly before the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and has represented clients in federal court cases throughout the country. He serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law and is actively involved in the South Asian Bar Association of Connecticut, Connecticut Intellectual Property Association, and the Judge Janet Bond Arterton American Inn of Court.

Representative Matters:

Hale v. Go Pro Workouts, LLC (TTAB No. 91/211,810): Served as lead counsel for Opposer and obtained a decision on the merits sustaining an opposition to trademark registration before the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.  The case used the TTAB’s Accelerated Case Resolution program to streamline the discovery and presentation of evidence.

NWC Naturals, Inc. v. RHG & Company, Inc. (8:19-cv-01362-JVS-JDE): Led the defense team in a trademark litigation in the Central District of California.

Yellow Bat: Developed the filing strategy and successfully prosecuted a trademark application for a single color trademark for plastic toy bats (U.S. Reg. No. 3,579,003). The trademark is regularly featured in articles about unique and unusual trademarks.

Andy received his law degree from the George Mason University School of Law, where he served on the Law Review Board of Editors and was named a Dean’s Scholar.  He received his B.A. from the College of William and Mary.  He is admitted to practice in Connecticut, the District of Columbia, and Tennessee in addition to several federal district courts. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Connecticut Bar Foundation and a member and past president of the Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association and the South Asian Bar Association of Connecticut.
 

Not certified as a civil trial specialist by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization. Certification in the field of trademarks and copyrights is not currently available in Tennessee.

  • International Trademark Association
  • Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Bar Association
  • South Asian Bar Association of Connecticut, Secretary
  • Connecticut Asian Pacific Bar Association
  • Law Review, George Mason University School of Law
  • Dean’s Scholar 1994-1995, George Mason University School of Law
  • Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association (CIPLA), President 2012-13
  • South Asian Bar Association of Connecticut (SABAC), President 2013
  • Fellow, American Bar Association Foundation
  • Fellow, Connecticut Bar Foundation
  • Holds an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

 

Overview

Andy Corea practices trademark law and chairs the firm’s Business and Finance Department.  His practice has focused primarily on trademarks since 1999 – first as a trademark examining attorney for the United States Patent and Trademark Office, later at an intellectual property boutique, and now as a member of Murtha Cullina’s Intellectual Property Practice Group.

His comprehensive trademark practice includes both transactional and adversarial matters.  He assists clients in obtaining trademark rights through clearance, counseling, and prosecution of trademarks and provides intellectual property due diligence to support mergers and acquisitions.  He also helps clients protect their intellectual property rights through enforcement, litigation, and licensing. He appears regularly before the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and has represented clients in federal court cases throughout the country. He serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law and is actively involved in the South Asian Bar Association of Connecticut, Connecticut Intellectual Property Association, and the Judge Janet Bond Arterton American Inn of Court.

Representative Matters:

Hale v. Go Pro Workouts, LLC (TTAB No. 91/211,810): Served as lead counsel for Opposer and obtained a decision on the merits sustaining an opposition to trademark registration before the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.  The case used the TTAB’s Accelerated Case Resolution program to streamline the discovery and presentation of evidence.

NWC Naturals, Inc. v. RHG & Company, Inc. (8:19-cv-01362-JVS-JDE): Led the defense team in a trademark litigation in the Central District of California.

Yellow Bat: Developed the filing strategy and successfully prosecuted a trademark application for a single color trademark for plastic toy bats (U.S. Reg. No. 3,579,003). The trademark is regularly featured in articles about unique and unusual trademarks.

Andy received his law degree from the George Mason University School of Law, where he served on the Law Review Board of Editors and was named a Dean’s Scholar.  He received his B.A. from the College of William and Mary.  He is admitted to practice in Connecticut, the District of Columbia, and Tennessee in addition to several federal district courts. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Connecticut Bar Foundation and a member and past president of the Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association and the South Asian Bar Association of Connecticut.
 

Not certified as a civil trial specialist by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization. Certification in the field of trademarks and copyrights is not currently available in Tennessee.

Memberships
  • International Trademark Association
  • Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Bar Association
  • South Asian Bar Association of Connecticut, Secretary
  • Connecticut Asian Pacific Bar Association
Recognition
  • Law Review, George Mason University School of Law
  • Dean’s Scholar 1994-1995, George Mason University School of Law
  • Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association (CIPLA), President 2012-13
  • South Asian Bar Association of Connecticut (SABAC), President 2013
  • Fellow, American Bar Association Foundation
  • Fellow, Connecticut Bar Foundation
  • Holds an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
Publications

 

Bar & Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Tennessee
Education
  • George Mason University School of Law (J.D., 1995)
  • College of William and Mary (B.A., 1992)
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