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Patrick J. Concannon

Co-Chair, Trademarks and Brands / Boston

Overview

Patrick J. Concannon is a partner in Nutter's Intellectual Property and Corporate and Transactions Departments. Pat co-chairs the Trademarks and Brands practice, with over 25 years of experience devoted to helping businesses establish and protect their brands, including more than 20 years as a practicing trademark attorney. He focuses his practice on U.S. and international trademark clearance, trademark portfolio management and protection and trademark and copyright licensing. Pat drafts sophisticated commercial agreements and provides advertising, unfair competition, consumer protection, internet and privacy law counseling. He represents companies in trademark and copyright dispute proceedings (including before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board), in domain name arbitration proceedings and in negotiating settlement agreements in these areas. Pat has extensive experience in brand protection, trademark clearance and policing expertise, which is derived in part from his pre-law background working as a management team member and researcher with a leading trademark research firm.

His privacy and data protection practice focuses on website and electronic commerce counseling and compliance counseling. Pat's brand protection experience and capabilities and his commercial agreement skills uniquely position him to provide cross-disciplinary legal services, particularly to companies that have an interactive web presence.

Pat is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, the preeminent credential in the field. He is a member of the Boston Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Pat is a member of The International Association of Privacy Professionals, the Copyright Society of the U.S.A., the Intellectual Property Owners Association’s U.S. Trademark Law Committee and the International Trademark Association. He also served as a past member of the International Trademark Association's Internet Committee (2008-2011), The Trademark Reporter® editorial board (2004-2007), and the Information Resources Committee (Trade Dress Library Subcommittee) (2002-2003).

Experience

Experience

  • Agilyx

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Agilyx Corporation and its parent company Agilyx AS (Euronext Growth Oslo: AGLX), a leader in advanced recycling of post-use plastics, in its joint venture with ExxonMobil Chemical Corporation (NYSE: XOM), the world’s largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, to form Cyclyx International, LLC. 

  • Ce3, Inc.

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Ce3, Inc., a full-service CRO focused on providing early phase oncology clinical development services to the biotechnology industry, in connection with its acquisition by Catalyst Clinical Research, a clinical development organization providing highly customizable clinical research solutions to the global biopharmaceutical industry.

  • Strategic Cyber LLC

    Nutter advised Strategic Cyber LLC in connection with its acquisition by HelpSystems, a Minnesota-based IT software company.

  • Innovation Associates

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Innovation Associates, the market-leading provider of high-volume pharmacy automation technology and software solutions to the retail, hospital, government, and mail order pharmacy markets, in connection with a consortium of investors led by Greg Wasson, the former Walgreens Boots Alliance CEO, acquiring a majority stake to scale the business and enhance its pharmacy automation offerings.

  • Cali’flour Foods

    Nutter advised Cali’flour Foods, the developer and manufacturer of low-carb, gluten-free cauliflower products, in a Series A financing round led by Sunrise Strategic Partners, with participation from CircleUp Growth Partners.

  • Brighton Marine

    Nutter advised Brighton Marine on all aspects of the development of The Residences at Brighton Marine, a $46 million project that created 102 units of affordable housing in Boston with a preference for veterans. Nutter provided counsel on all aspects of the project, including the original strategic planning, the permitting, the formation of the joint venture with WinnCompanies, the ground lease to the joint venture, and the financing.

  • AppwoRx LLC

    Nutter served as legal counsel to AppwoRx LLC, a Boston-based medical technology manufacturer, in connection with its acquisition by PatientNOW, a private equity-backed computer software company headquartered in Englewood, CO.

  • Baril Corporation

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Baril Corporation, a leading medical specialty manufacturer of infection prevention, wound care, clinical chemistry, patient monitoring, and medical and surgical consumable products, in its acquisition by TEAM Technologies, Inc., a leading North American healthcare specialty manufacturer focused on oral and dental care and medical end markets. 

  • Copley Equity Partners

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Copley Equity Partners, a Boston-based private investment firm, in its investment to recapitalize, and facilitate the merger of, Aethon Aerial Solutions and Flight Evolved.

  • German Information Services Company

    Nutter advised a German information services company about risk factors associated with making automated use of third-party technical content in databases for purposes of enabling call center support.

  • National Women’s Hockey League

    Nutter represented the NWHL in connection with its preparation of the NWHL 2021 Season in Lake Placid, including securing a broadcast agreement with NBC Sports Network and a venue agreement for the event with the Herb Brooks Arena. Nutter also represented the NWHL in connection with its reorganization to an unincorporated association and new governance model, resulting in the original six NWHL member clubs being subject to the terms of the NWHL Constitution and Bylaws with each of the member clubs being represented on the NWHL Board of Governors.  

  • SaaS Platform and Mobile Application Company

    Nutter drafted a user agreement for a SaaS platform and accompanying mobile application specific to the event planning and hospitality fields, which involved providing privacy/data protection advice and guidance about user-generated content copyright liability risks.

  • Software Developer

    Nutter prepared and negotiated a master services agreement and subsidiary agreements for a software developer under which the client both developed software for a multinational company and also retained and licensed certain core software.

  • Veristat, LLC

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Veristat, LLC, a scientifically minded global clinical research organization (CRO), in its acquisition by WindRose Health Investors, LLC, a New York City-based health care private equity firm.

News & Insights

News

Publications

Blog Posts

Honors

Honors

  • World Trademark Review's 1000 "The World's Leading Trademark Professionals" for Massachusetts, 2016-2021 
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2019-2022
  • Client Choice Award: Exclusive Winner in the Intellectual Property: Trademarks category in Massachusetts, 2020
  • Who's Who Legal: Trademarks, 2015-2020

Education & Admissions

Education

Suffolk University Law School, J.D., cum laude
Marquette University, B.A.

Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Industry Expertise

Pat is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, the preeminent credential in the field. He is a member of The International Association of Privacy Professionals, the Copyright Society of the U.S.A., the Intellectual Property Owners Association’s U.S. Trademark Law Committee and the International Trademark Association.

Noteworthy

  • World Trademark Review's 1000 "The World's Leading Trademark Professionals" for Massachusetts, 2016-2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2019-2022
  • Client Choice Award: Exclusive Winner in the Intellectual Property: Trademarks category in Massachusetts, 2020
  • Who's Who Legal: Trademarks, 2015-2020
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