- Complex Commercial and Business Litigation
- Copyright Litigation
- Internet Law
- Patent Litigation
- Strategic IP Portfolio Development and Management
- Trade Secret Litigation
- Trademark and Copyright Litigation
- Trademark and Copyright Practice
- Trademark Litigation
- Trademarks and Trade Dress
- Unfair Competition and False Advertising
- Unfair Competition and False Advertising Litigation
- Connecticut Super Lawyers IP Litigation Rising Star, 2011
- 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
Vermont Law School, J.D., 1996
- Academic Excellence Award in General Practice Program - Commercial Transactions
- Academic Excellence Award in Labor Law
- Teaching Assistant
Amherst College, B.A., Political Science and History, cum laude, 1993
- Thesis, Political Science, “America in Decline?”
- Varsity Football
- Adjunct Professor, Western New England University School of Law, Trademark and Unfair Competition Law
Thomas J. Mango is a litigator with more than 20 years of experience handling intellectual property, unfair competition, and complex commercial litigation for both national and international clients across a wide variety of industries. His practice focuses on all aspects of opposition and cancellation proceedings at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, trademark litigation in federal courts throughout the US, and global and/or complex trademark disputes. He also counsels clients regarding trademark portfolio protection, enforcement strategies, claim avoidance, and risk management.
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
- 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.
“In registering trademark, full disclosure advised,” by Steven M. Coyle and Thomas J. Mango, November 2008, New England In-House
- April 30, 2020
Trademark and Litigation Partner Tom Mango was a panelist for the webinar, Online Brand Protection, on April 30, 2020. Presented by Novagraaf, Tom, Lia Young from Caterpillar, and Anca Draganescu-Pinawin from Novagraaf discussed the risks and opportunities for brand owners. The panelists explored the risks and opportunities posed to both brands and consumers online. The recording of this session is available on Novagraaf's website here.
- Law360April 28, 2017
On April 28, 2017, new partners Grant Ehrlich, Ph.D. and Thomas Mango were cited in the article, "Law360 Names Attys Who Moved Up The Firm Ranks In Q1."
- Law360April 10, 2015
On April 10, 2015, IP Law360 published Curt Krechevsky and Tom Mango's article, "Giving DuPont Its Due: How B&B Hardware Empowers TTAB," on the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc. Krechevsky, a partner, chairs the firm's Trademark & Copyright Department and has more than 30 years' experience in IP law. Mango, who is litigator specializing in Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) proceedings, is part of the firm's Trademark and Litigation Departments.
- Law360March 25, 2015
Thomas Mango and other the attorneys commented on the Supreme Court's March 24, 2015 Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) Preclusion Ruling in B&B Hardware Inc. v. Hargis Industries Inc.in Law360.
Mango, who is Counsel in the firm's Litigation and Trademark & Copyright Departments, 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.
- June 28, 2023Prague, Czech Republic
Thomas Mango, Partner and Trademark Litigation Chair and Trademark & Copyright Practice Associate Ben Cantor will attend the ECTA (the European Communities Trade Mark Association) 41st Annual Conference. Ben is Vice-Chair of the ECTA Programme Committee and will present a session on bad faith and morality.
- October 19, 2022New York City
Michelle Ciotola will attend World Trademark Review's live back-to-back USA 2022 conferences in New York City: Brand Protection Online on October 19, 2022 and Managing Trademark Assets USA on October 20, 2022.
- September 20, 2022Madrid
The 36th MARQUES Annual Conference will focus on celebrating marks. Cantor Colburn trademark attorneys Michelle Ciotola, Tom Mango, and Ali Caless will attend.
- April 30, 2022Washington, D.C.
INTA’s Annual Meeting Live+ is in-person and virtual. Taking place over April 30–May 4, 2022 in Washington, D.C., the annual conference of the International Trademark Association brings together the most influential brand and intellectual property professionals from across the globe and across industries.
- April 30, 2020
Trademark and Litigation Partner Tom Mango will be a panelist discussing Online Brand Protection on Thursday, April 30, at 9 AM EDT, in a webinar presented by Novagraaf along with Lia Young from Caterpillar and Anca Draganescu-Pinawin from Novagraaf. The focus of their discussion will be on the impact of COVID-19 for brand owners.
- September 17, 2019Dublin, Ireland
Michelle Ciotola, Tom Mango, and Ali Caless will attend The MARQUES 33rd Annual Conference that takes place on September 17-19, 2019 in Dublin, Ireland. This year's conference theme is "Brands Confronting Change."
- May 18, 2019Boston, Massachusetts
The 141st annual meeting of the International Trademark Association (INTA) will take place in Boston, Massachusetts from May 18-22, 2018. Nearly 10,000 intellectual property professionals from around the world will attend, including a large delegation from Cantor Colburn.
- September 18, 2018Paris, France
Michelle Ciotola, Partner and Trademark & Copyright Department Vice Chair, Thomas Mango, Trademark Litigation Partner, and Alison Caless, Trademark Associate, will attend The MARQUES 32nd Annual Conference that takes place on September 18-21, 2018 in Paris, France. This year's conference theme is "Branding Style: Appearance, Aesthetics and Éclat." Many sessions will focus on topics such as branding, design and luxury goods.
- May 19, 2018Seattle, Washington
The 140th annual meeting of the International Trademark Association (INTA) will take place in Seattle, Washington from May 19-23, 2018. Nearly 10,000 intellectual property professionals from around the world will attend, including a large delegation from Cantor Colburn.
- April 25, 2016Hartford, Connecticut
Cantor Colburn is proud to be a returning sponsor of the UConn Health White Coat Gala, which honors the “white coats” worn by the men and women breaking new ground in the lab and providing exceptional, personalized patient care.
- Prepared and led seminar entitled “Preparing For and Dealing with Employee Claims”
American Bar Association
Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association
Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
International Trademark Association (INTA)
Massachusetts Bar Association
Board Member, Amherst Association of Central Connecticut, 2009 to present
Board Member, The GIFT Foundation, Inc., Boston, MA, 1999 to 2003