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Eva Gullick Frongello

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AA Contact Info

Karen Rankin
Phone: 919.838.2128
krankin@smithlaw.com

Overview

Eva Gullick Frongello joined Smith Anderson in September 2014. Her practice focuses on intellectual property, intellectual property litigation, commercial litigation, contract disputes, and land use and zoning. She also assists clients in protecting their intellectual property by prosecuting trademark registration applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

  • Member, North Carolina Bar Association
    • Wake County Bar Awards, Silent Auction Committee
  • Member, Rotary Club of Raleigh
  • Member, Wake County Bar Association
  • Mentor, McIntyre-Whichard Legal Fellows Program
  • Recipient, Gressman-Pollitt Oral Advocacy Award, Best Appellant
  • Staff Member, The North Carolina Law Review

Academic Appointments

  • University of North Carolina School of Law
    • Dean's Fellow (2012 - 2014)
    • Clinic Student Attorney, UNC School of Law Immigration Clinic
  • University of North Carolina
    • Vice President of Philanthropy, Alpha Chi Omega Sorority

Experience

Experience

  • Assist dozens of companies with the full range of legal services necessary to establish and maintain a strong lasting mark, including advice and assistance with mark adoption and selection, providing counseling on what the law (and marketing research) recognizes as inherently strong marks, conducting availability analysis (including infringement analysis with respect to pre-existing trademark rights of others), local and international registration of marks, enforcement of trademark, service marks and trade dress rights and maintenance of such rights.
  • 3 years of experience prosecuting trademark and service mark registration applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Represent clients in connection with trademark opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
  • Assist clients with management and maintenance of international trademark portfolios.
  • Assist clients with preparing and negotiating Consent Agreements, Co-Existent Agreements, Trademark and Service Mark License Agreements (including intra-company agreements) and other commercial agreements in connection with monetizing intellectual property assets.
  • Regularly work with foreign counsel worldwide to manage our clients’ international trademark portfolios. Excellent legal contacts and established working relationships with trademark counsel in Canada, Mexico, Asia, South America, Europe and other countries. Experience overseeing the worldwide management of trademark portfolios for numerous clients.
  • Represent beverage company on trademark matters associated with establishing and creating new brands.
  • Represent a world famous golf resort on all trademark matters.

News & Publications

Bar & Court Admissions

  • All North Carolina State Courts
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina

Education

University of North Carolina, J.D., with honors, 2014

University of North Carolina, B.A., International Studies and Psychology, Dean's List (2006 - 2009), 2009

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