Charles P. Guarino Principal

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Charles P. Guarino focuses his practice on a wide range of intellectual property issues, with an emphasis on trademark prosecution and litigation. His practice includes trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation; trademark and copyright counseling, searching, filing and maintenance; trademark policing and enforcement; trademark practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; preparation of agreements and licenses pertaining to technology and intellectual property; counseling regarding intellectual property strategies related to website design and the internet; domain name searching, registration and enforcement; and anti-counterfeiting and gray market rights enforcement.

Professional Activities

  • INTA
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association

Publications and Presentations

  • The Doctrine of Foreign Equivalents Under U.S. Federal Trademark Law, Bloomberg Law Reports, 2007 (contributor).
  • The Doctrine of Fair Use Under U.S. Federal Trademark Law, Bloomberg Law Reports, 2007 (contributor) .
  • Presenter, Domain Names and Dispute Resolution Issues in the European Union, American; Bar Association International Intellectual Property Rights Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 1, 2002.

Reported Decisions

  • N.V.E., Inc. v. Belize Domain WHOIS Service, Case No. 1064467 (N.A.F. October 3, 2007).
  • Honeywell International Inc. v. Domains Ventures, Case No. 669924 (N.A.F. May 9, 2006).
  • Odegard Inc. v. Safavieh Carpets Inc., 398 F.Supp.2d 275 (S.D.N.Y. 2005).
  • Honeywell International Inc. v., Case No. 445594 (N.A.F. May 23, 2005).
  • Rolex Watch U.S.A., Inc. v. Spider Webs, Ltd., Case No. D2001-0398 (W.I.P.O. July 2, 2001).
  • In re British-American Tobacco (Holdings) Ltd., Serial No. 75-475,767 (T.T.A.B. 2001).


  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D. 1995
       Cardozo Law Review, 1993-95
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.S. 1988