Alcantara, Melissa A.


Boston College

B.A., 2001

American University, Washington College of Law

J.D., 2004
  • American University Law Review, 2002-2004

Bar Admission

District of Columbia

New Jersey

New York

Melissa A. Alcantara


Prominent Assignments

Experience in trademark and unfair competition litigation.

Experience in trademark prosecution and Opposition and Cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Member of litigation team that successfully prosecuted federal trademark infringement/unfair competition case against major hotel resort chain resulting in jury award of monetary damages and court-ordered nationwide injunction.

Member of litigation team defending international clothing retailers against claims of trademark infringement, trademark dilution, and unfair competition.

Experience in counterfeit product litigation. Represented brand owners in the cosmetic and shoe care industry.

Successfully obtained the transfer of numerous domain names under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy.

Professional Involvement

  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law and Litigation sections
  • Legal Intern for the Honorable Judith M. Barzilay, United States Court of International Trade, June 2002 - August 2002