Joshua S. Jarvis

Partner, Deputy 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


  • Panelist, Foley Hoag Webinar, "13 Social Media Pitfalls to Avoid for the Generalist In-House Counsel," August 24, 2021
  • Panelist, Alt Legal Connect: “When It Isn’t What It Is: Maintaining Brand Distinctiveness and Avoiding  ‘Genericide,’” October 26, 2020
  • Moderator, Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) Annual Meeting: “Global Trademark Clearance Strategies: Best Practices and Challenges,” September 24, 2020 
  • Panelist, Boston Patent Law Association/Northeastern University: “The Original Sin of Trademark Law: Failure to Function,” November 5, 2019 
  • Panelist, Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) Annual Meeting: “Issues in Pop Culture: Ripped from the Headlines,” September 25, 2019
  • Speaker, Foley Hoag Webinar,"IP and Advertising Basics for Cannabis Companies," July 24, 2019
  • Speaker, Foley Hoag Webinar, "IP Licensing Pitfalls for the Generalist In-House Counsel," March 13, 2019
  • Speaker, Foley Hoag Webinar, "Social Media Pitfalls and Best Practices," November 13, 2018
  • Speaker, Foley Hoag Webinar, "Copyright Basics for the Generalist In-House Counsel," March 28, 2018
  • Speaker, Foley Hoag Webinar, "European Trademark and Design Basics for US In House Counsel," October 25, 2017
  • Moderator, Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) Annual Meeting: “Trademark, Copyright, and Rights of Publicity in the Digital Age,” September 18, 2017
  • Panelist, Vermont Bar Association (VBA) Mid-Year Meeting: “Social Media Basics For Your Practice and Your Clients,” March 31, 2017
  • Speaker, Foley Hoag Webinar, "Internet Takedowns and Domain Name Disputes for the Generalist In-House Counsel," March 16, 2017
  • Speaker, Foley Hoag Webinar, “Social Media for the Generalist In-House Counsel,” November 8, 2016
  • Presenter, Enterprise Center at Salem State University, “Protecting Intellectual Property in the Food Business,” October 27, 2016
  • Speaker, Foley Hoag Webinar, “Trademarks for the Generalist In House Counsel,” July 26, 2016
  • Speaker, Foley Hoag Webinar, "Trademark Protection and Enforcement in Europe," April 14, 2016
  • Speaker, Foley Hoag Webinar, “Trademark Protection and Enforcement in Europe,” March 23, 2016
  • Panelist, Intellectual Property Owner's Association (IPO) Annual Meeting: “Legal and Brand Protection Issues in Social Media for IP Owners,” September 8, 2014
  • Presenter, Brand Camp University: “IP Mistakes from the Start-Up’s Perspective, and How to Avoid Them,” September 26, 2013
  • Presenter, Emerging Enterprise Center Tech Talk Tuesday event: “It’s All in the Name,” February 26, 2013
  • Panelist, Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA) event: “Trademark Trial & Appeal Board (TTAB) Comes to UNH Law,” September 20, 2012
  • Panelist, Intellectual Property Owner’s Association (IPO) Annual Meeting: “The Quickly Changing Domain Name Environment: Upcoming gTLDs, Domain Name Disputes, and Trademark Protection in the New Regime,” September 10, 2012
  • Presenter, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) webinar: “The Domain Name Deluge: What In-House Counsel Need to Know About ICANNs New gTLD Program,” December 12, 2011 
  • Panelist, Boston Bar Association (BBA) seminar/webinar: “The Basics of Intellectual Property Practice,” December 8, 2011 
  • Panelist, The Boston Internet Marketing Meetup: “Legal Issues around Online Publishing and Internet Marketing,” November 30, 2011 
  • Guest Lecturer, Northeastern University: The Entrepreneurial Universe, November 16, 2011 
  • Presenter, Intellectual Property Section of the Boston Bar Association: “The Domain Name Expansion: An Overview,” June 16, 2010
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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