Charles P. Guarino

Director of Trademarks


  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.S.
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 1995

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States Supreme Court


  • The Doctrine of Foreign Equivalents Under U.S. Federal Trademark Law, Bloomberg Law Reports, 2007 
  • The Doctrine of Fair Use Under U.S. Federal Trademark Law, Bloomberg Law Reports, 2007
  • Presenter, Domain Names and Dispute Resolution Issues in the European Union, ABA International IPR Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Reported Decisions

  • N.V.E., Inc. v Belize Domain WHOIS Service, Case No. 1064467 (NAF October 3, 2007).
  • Honeywell International Inc. v. Domains Ventures, Case No. 669924 (NAF May 9, 2006).
  • Odegard Inc. v. Safavieh Carpets Inc., 398 F.Supp.2d 275 (SDNY 2005).
  • Rolex Watch U.S.A., Inc. v. Spider Webs, Ltd., Case No. D2001-0398 (WIPO July 2, 2001).
  • In re British-American Tobacco (Holdings) Ltd., Serial No. 75-475,767 (TTAB 2001).


Charles is Senior Counsel in the firm and manages the Trademark Department.  He focuses his practice on a wide range of intellectual property issues, with an emphasis on trademark prosecution and litigation. His practice includes trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation; trademark and copyright counseling, searching, filing and maintenance; trademark policing and enforcement; trademark practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; preparation of agreements and licenses pertaining to technology and intellectual property; counseling regarding intellectual property strategies related to website design and the internet; domain name searching, registration and enforcement; and anti-counterfeiting and gray market rights enforcement.