Joshua S. Jarvis

Partner, Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Department - Boston

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Joshua Jarvis specializes in intellectual property matters, with an emphasis on high-level trademark and copyright strategy, including prosecution, policing, ownership, licensing, and use, as well as related matters such as false advertising, right of publicity, and commercial disparagement. He represents clients in trademark and copyright registration matters before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the United States Copyright Office, and oversees the protection of clients’ intellectual property worldwide.

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  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 2005
  • Tufts University, B.A., cum laude, 2000

Representative Experience

  • Counseled clients in connection with various matters related to trademark prosecution, enforcement, defense and licensing, including development and deployment of global trademark registration, licensing, and enforcement strategies.
  • Developed a trademark licensing and certification program for a fitness company.
  • Conducted due diligence reviews of target companies with extensive intellectual property assets in various industries including pharmaceuticals, fashion, food service, and medical devices.
  • Conducted extensive pharmaceutical name clearance and prosecution for life sciences companies.
    Successfully registered product configuration trademarks consisting of computer hardware designs.
  • Counseled clients with respect to Internet domain names, including development of comprehensive domain name acquisition and policing strategies and obtaining transfer of domain names via domain name dispute resolution processes.
  • Advised clients in connection with brand protection and strategy for social networking websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
  • Counseled clients with respect to copyright protection for works including computer software, films, fine art, Internet websites, and sculptures. Successfully argued appeals of the U.S. Copyright Office’s refusal to register sculptural works.

Professional Experience

  • Arthur Littleton & H. Clayton Louderback Legal Writing Instructor, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2004-2005
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Tufts University, 1998-2000


  • Listed in World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 – The World's Leading Trademark Professionals, Silver category in prosecution and strategy (2021, Bronze 2016-2020)
  • Ranked by CHAMBERS USA: AMERICA'S LEADING LAWYERS FOR BUSINESS as one of Massachusetts' leading Intellectual Property attorneys (2015, 2016)


  • Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO); U.S. Trademark Law Committee, Vice-Chair
  • American Bar Association, Committee on Trademarks and the Internet, Member    
  • Boston Bar Association, Member
  • International Trademark Association (INTA), Internet Committee, Member


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Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Court Admissions

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