Professionals

Practice Areas

Honors

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2008
  • State of Connecticut, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 1997
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1996

Education

Vermont Law School, J.D., 1996

Amherst College, B.A., Political Science and History, cum laude, 1993

Teaching Positions

  • Adjunct Professor, Western New England University School of Law, Trademark and Unfair Competition Law
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Thomas J. Mango

Partner
Hartford
860.286.2929
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Tom Mango is a litigator with experience handling patent and trademark infringement, unfair competition, and complex commercial disputes for both domestic and international clients across a wide variety of industries.  Tom’s practice focuses on all aspects of inter partes practice at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board for opposition and cancellation proceedings. He also litigates trademark infringement, trade dress, and unfair competition cases in federal courts throughout the United States, including CA, CO, CT, FL, IL, MA, MI, NC, TX, and WA. Tom counsels and advises clients regarding appropriate trademark clearance, enforcement action, and strategies, and handles all phases of trademark disputes from the initial analysis of trademark rights and possible claims, to cease and desist letters, to litigation, to negotiations of settlement or co-existence agreements. 

Experience Highlights

Partner, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2017-present

Counsel, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2014-2016

Associate, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2006-2013

Associate, Rubin and Rudman LLP, Boston, MA, 2000-2005

Associate, Ferriter, Scobbo, Caruso & Rodophele, P.C., Boston, MA, 1996-1999

Representative Matters

  • MySpace, Inc. v. OurSpace.com Media, LLC, Opposition No. 91185197 (TTAB). Represented social media and entertainment company. After discovery, negotiated favorable settlement for our client.
  • Speed Channel, Inc. v. Phoenix 2008 LLC, Opposition No. 91189418 (TTAB). Represented Cable Network. After considerable discovery, the applicant expressly abandoned four applications at issue.
  • SABIC Innovative Plastics IP B.V. v. AY Tech LLC, Opposition No. 91202966 (TTAB). Represented petrochemical manufacturer. Obtained default judgment for our client.
    Amerifit Inc. v. Metagenics Inc., Civil Case No. 3:10-cv-00596-JCH (D. Conn.). Represented nutritional supplement company. After discovery, negotiated favorable settlement for our client.
  • Managed Air Systems LLC v. New England Booth & Equipment, Inc., Civil Case No. 3:10-cv-01343-MRK (D.Conn.). Represented spray booth and paint booth distributor. After complaint was filed, negotiated favorable settlement for our client.
  • Premier Horticulture Ltd. v. Omex Agriculture Inc., Opposition No. 91201179 (TTAB). Represented manufacturer of horticultural and agricultural products. After notice of opposition was filed, negotiated favorable settlement for our client.
  • Dreamwell, Ltd. v. Sheex, Inc., Opposition No. 91208090 (TTAB). Represented mattress manufacturer and distributor. Obtained default judgment for our client.
  • OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc. v. SCRAM Technologies, Inc., Opposition No. 91207691 (TTAB). Represented lighting products company. Obtained default judgment for our client.
  • Innovation Ventures, LLC v. Maximum Human Performance, LLC, Opposition No. 91201227 (TTAB). Represent supplement company attempting to register the mark 8 HOUR ALERT over objections by owner of 5 HOUR ENERGY.
  • The Fairfield Processing Corporation v. JS Fiber Co., Inc., Civil Case No. 5:12-cv-00019-RLV-DCK (W.D.N.C.). Represent craft product manufacture enforcing the mark POLY-FIL.

Publications

“In registering trademark, full disclosure advised,” by Steven M. Coyle and Thomas J. Mango, November 2008, New England In-House

News

Events

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association

Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)

International Trademark Association (INTA)

Massachusetts Bar Association

Community/Civic Involvement

Board Member, Amherst Association of Central Connecticut, 2009 to present

Board Member, The GIFT Foundation, Inc., Boston, MA, 1999 to 2003