Areas of Practice: Patents, Trademarks, Counterfeiting and Unfair Competition.
David S. Safran has over three decades of intellectual property experience. He has an international practice that includes all aspects of intellectual property law, including substantial professional experience in arbitrating and mediating civil disputes, including ICANN domain name disputes. Mr. Safran’s practice includes all phases of patent and trademark prosecution, licensing, litigation, and validity and infringement counseling for foreign and domestic clients.
Mr. Safran has held leadership positions in trademark legislation committees of the IPO and AIPLA. He was a representative of the Intellectual Property Constituency on the ICANN Names Counsel’s Transfer Task Force. Mr. Safran has been a frequent speaker at annual meetings of the Intellectual Property Section of the ABA, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Intellectual Property Owners Association and Center for International Studies. Martindale-Hubbell has awarded Mr. Safran an AV rating (highest attorney rating).
Legal History: Equity Partner (technology and intellectual property law practice group), Nixon Peabody LLP.
Education: University of Baltimore (J.D., cum laude); Northeastern University (B.S., Mechanical Engineering).
Admitted: Virginia; District of Columbia; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia; registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.