Richard Brown is the co-chair of the Intellectual Property group of De Sola Pate & Brown, concentrating primarily in the trademark area. He joined the firm in 1985 following a number of years as trademark counsel to several renowned intellectual property law firms and multinational companies, primarily in New York City.
Richard is registered with the Bar Association of Caracas as an International Advisor in Intellectual Property. He is also admitted to practice in New York (1965) and before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
● Education: Richard received his B.A. from Florida State (1960) and his J.D. from Columbia University (1964).
● Professional Affiliations: Richard is active in a number of leading Intellectual Property organizations, both internationally and in Venezuela. He is a member of the International Trademark Association, of which he is a former member of the Board of Directors, and Chairman of the Foreign Trademark Committee and International Advisory Group. He was the founder, and is a past President, of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Venezuelan-American Chamber (Venezuela). Additionally, he is an active member of the Venezuelan Association of Industrial Property Agents (COVAPI) and the Inter-American Intellectual Property Association (ASIPI).
● Publications: Richard has authored numerous articles on intellectual property that have appeared in the leading journals in this area, including Trademark Reporter, Trademark World, The International Review of Industrial Property and Copyrights, Les Nouvelles, Managing Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Worldwide.
● Languages: English, Portuguese and Spanish.