Practice Areas


  • Named to Best Lawyers(R) in America, 2016-2021
  • WIPR Leader, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Client Choice Award Winner, US, Intellectual Property, Trademarks, Client Choice USA & Canada 2013, 2015
  • Internationally Recognized Trademark Attorney, Who's Who Legal - International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers, 2005 - 2017 
  • Selected as one of Boston's "Best IP Lawyers," Digin's Top Picks in Boston, Boston Digital Industry News, May 2001


  • U.S. Court of Appeals for First Circuit, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2000
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Tenth Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1984
  • State of Colorado, 1983
  • Not admitted in Connecticut


  • Law Clerk, Hon. Zita L. Weinshienk, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, Denver, CO


Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1982

Yale University, B.A., Political Science, summa cum laude, 1978

Teaching Positions

  • Harvard Business School, Guest Lecturer
  • Harvard Law School, Guest Lecturer
  • Boston University Law School, Guest Lecturer
  • Tufts University Fletcher School for Law and Diplomacy, Guest Lecturer
  • Suffolk University Law School, Guest Lecturer
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Curtis Krechevsky

Partner and Chair of the Trademark & Copyright Department
+1.860.286.2929, ext. 1207

Curt Krechevsky's practice focuses on trademark, unfair competition, copyright, rights of publicity and privacy, Internet, advertising, marketing, promotions, licensing, and trade secrets law. With more than 30 years of law-firm and in-house experience, handling both national and international matters, Curt provides a business-oriented, pragmatic, innovative, and cost-sensitive approach in advising and representing clients of all sizes and types of industries.

Before joining Cantor Colburn, Curt ran his own solo legal practice and prior to that he was a partner at the Boston law firm of Hutchins, Wheeler, & Dittmar, where he was a founding member of the firm’s Intellectual Property (IP) Department and head of the Trademark and Copyright Practice Group. Before joining Hutchins Wheeler, Curt was Assistant General Counsel and Trademark Counsel at Reebok International Ltd., where he was responsible for all trademark and related legal matters involving the company and its subsidiaries worldwide. He also managed and supervised the trademark practice group within Reebok’s Legal Department and dealt with various patent and copyright enforcement matters. Curt started his legal career as an IP attorney and litigator with the Denver law firm of Holland & Hart before moving in-house at Reebok.

Curt has been active in the International Trademark Association (INTA) for many years, and he is a former member of the INTA Board of Directors and the Board’s Executive Committee. He currently serves as Co-Chair of the INTA Presidential Task Force on Brands and Innovation and as a member of the INTA Related Rights Committee and its Right of Publicity subcommittee. Curt has been appointed as the first Chair of INTA’s new Brands and Innovation Committee, effective January 1, 2016. Curt has chaired or co-chaired numerous INTA committees in the past. He is also a former member of the INTA Panel of Neutrals, which acts as mediators for trademark disputes. Curt has published a number of articles on IP law and is a frequent speaker at legal and business conferences and seminars. He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition in Washington, D.C.

Experience Highlights

Partner and Chair of the Trademark & Copyright Department, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2005-present

Intellectual Property Attorney and Consultant, solo practice, Wellesley, MA, 2002-2005

Partner and Head of Trademark/Copyright Practice Group, Hutchins Wheeler & Dittmar, Boston, MA, 2000-2002

Assistant General Counsel and Trademark Counsel, Reebok International Ltd., Canton, MA, 1988-2000

Associate Attorney, Holland & Hart LLP, Denver, CO, 1984-1988




Trademark Registration Update 2012, presenter, National CLE Conference on Intellectual Property Law, January 2013, Aspen, Colorado

Professional Affiliations

American Intellectual Property Law Association

American Bar Association, Sections on Intellectual Property Law, Entertainment and Sports Law

Intellectual Property Owners Association

International Trademark Association:

  • Designated firm representative to INTA
  • Member of INTA Copyright Committee 2018-2021
  • Co-Chair, Copyright Committee Task Force to Respond to U.S. Copyright Office Notification of Inquiry, 2018-2019
  • Co-Chair, Copyright Committee Task Force to Respond to Copyright Questions From U.S. House Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, 2019
  • Chair of the INTA Brands and Innovation Committee, 2016-2017
  • Co-Chair of INTA Presidential Task Force on Brands & Innovation, 2014-2015
  • Member of INTA Related Rights Committee, Right of Publicity Subcommittee, 2012-2016
  • Member of INTA Non-Traditional Trademarks Committee, North America Subcommittee, 2008-2011

  • Member of INTA Information Resources Committee and Task Force Chair, 2006-2007
  • Member of INTA Programs Board, 2004-2005
  • Member of INTA Meetings Board, 2001-2003
  • Chairperson for 10 years of various INTA standing committees, including:
    • Membership Committee, 1999-2001
    • Anti-Counterfeiting and Enforcement Committee, 1997-1999
    • Publications Committee / Projects Editorial Board, 1994-1997
    • INTA Bulletin Editorial Board, 1992-1994
  • Member of INTA Board of Directors and Board Executive Committee, 1998-1999

Boston Patent Law Association

Boston Bar Association, former member

Massachusetts Bar Association, former member

New England Corporate Counsel Association, former member