Alexis P. Grilli

Alexis Grilli advises clients on all aspects of trademark and copyright law providing a full range of services, including prosecution, enforcement, litigation and licensing.

What do you focus on?

I focus my practice on trademark protection and enforcement. I routinely advise clients on the selection, clearance, registration and enforcement of their trademarks. I also help clients resolve their trademark disputes, including experience handling actions in federal court as well as proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. I regularly assist clients with transactional matters as well, such as drafting licensing and coexistence agreements. Additionally, I advise clients on copyright matters and e-commerce protection. Specifically, I have experience on IP-related e-commerce activities such as domain name use, website privacy policies, website terms and conditions of use and social media. I strive to provide clients with valuable solutions and a comprehensive approach to IP protection.

What do you see on the horizon?

As businesses continue to adapt and change with the growing global economy, intellectual property protection is more important than ever before. The need to develop and implement broad strategies regarding trademark selection, use and enforcement is vital to a company’s ability to thrive in the digital marketplace. Businesses need to continue to be proactive in protecting their intellectual property as the ability for infringement continues to grow.

Brand Battles: Coursera seeks to cut 'Classer' trademark

Law360 | August 23, 2021

This latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board includes online educator Coursera Inc. in its attempt to block rival platform Classera Inc. from registering a nearly identical trademark, claiming the brands’ similar names and services would confuse customers. Coursera is represented by San Francisco partner oN Lu and Washington, DC associate Alexis Grilli, both of the Intellectual Property group.

Post-expiration patent royalties-Developments since Kimble and practical considerations

Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal | August 20, 2021

Los Angeles partner Seth Levy and associate Vince Capati, and Washington, DC associate Alexis Grilli, all of the Intellectual Property group, contributed this article analyzing royalties due after a patent’s expiration—considered unlawful per se, in a rule upheld by the Supreme Court in 2015—and what it means for patent owners and licensees.

Intermediate copying, artificial intelligence and best practices for counseling music clients in an evolving legal and technological landscape

New York Law Journal | April 09, 2021

New York City Complex Commercial Disputes partner Dan Schnapp and Washington, DC Intellectual Property associate Alexis Grilli contributed this article analyzing the Tracy Chapman v. Nicki Minaj case and an evolution in copyright law—intermediate copying, AI, and its intersection with the doctrine of fair use.


Alexis P. Grilli


Washington, DC

Phone: 202-585-8404

Fax: 844-315-7020

George Washington University Law School, J.D.

Arizona State University, B.A., summa cum laude

District of Columbia


Alexis is a member of the Virginia and American bar associations and The Copyright Society of the USA.

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