Brendan O'Rourke is the immediate past co-chair of Proskauer's Litigation Department and co-head of the False Advertising & Trademark Group. From the inception of his career, Brendan has concentrated in the field of trademark, false advertising, and unfair competition law, and has provided day-to-day trademark, false advertising, and Lanham Act counseling to many Fortune 500 clients, as well as start-up companies and entrepreneurs. He is a first-rate, first-chair trial lawyer, having successfully tried numerous trademark, trade dress, unfair competition, false advertising, copyright and entertainment cases involving diverse products and companies, and has significant experience in obtaining emergent relief, including preliminary injunctions, temporary restraining orders, seizure orders, and ex parte relief.
His experience includes all phases of trademark and false advertising counseling and litigation, including complex issues involving consumer survey research and claim substantiation, and inter partes proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and the Federal Circuit.
Brendan is also a very experienced commercial litigator and has represented a diverse array of well-known clients in state and federal courts throughout the United States.