Terence A. Dixon

Terence A. Dixon

Partner
Philadelphia, PA
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  • BIOGRAPHY
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ABOUT

Terry has over 25 years of experience counseling companies in establishing, managing, and enforcing their trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property rights around the world, as well as providing effective risk management and defense against the IP rights of others. He handles clearance and prosecution, litigation matters, oppositions, and cancellations as well as negotiating and drafting a broad range of agreements, including licenses, technology transfer agreements, co-development agreements, assignments, settlement agreements, and consents/prior rights agreements. He is well versed in IP issues relating to acquisitions, divestments, financings, and other business development transactions.

Terry has run a number of marathons, enjoys cooking and baking, exploring topics in history and theology, and facilitating meditation groups. He is also an avid theatre goer.

ADMISSIONS

  • New York 1994
  • Pennsylvania 1994

LANGUAGE

  • English

EDUCATION

Columbia University School of Law
J.D.
University of Dublin, Trinity College
M.A., History

FUN FACTS

FAVORITE QUOTE

Favorite Quote

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

Oscar Wilde
  • Favorite Song
    Favorite Song

    Anthem

    by Leonard Cohen

  • Favorite Movie
    Favorite Movie

    My Cousin Vinny

  • Favorite Meal
    Favorite Meal

    Thanksgiving Dinner!

  • Favorite Artist
    Favorite Artist

    Rembrandt

ALTERNATE CAREER PATH

Alternate Carrer Path

If I weren’t a lawyer, I would be an Unitarian Universalist minister.

ADMISSIONS

  • New York 1994
  • Pennsylvania 1994

LANGUAGE

  • English

EDUCATION

Columbia University School of Law
J.D.
University of Dublin, Trinity College
M.A., History

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Prior to joining Practus, Terry served as Assistant General Counsel in the Legal Brand Protection team at GlaxoSmithKline, providing strategic advice on the company’s global trademarks, copyrights, domain names, designs, and related intellectual property assets.
He managed a portfolio of over 26,000 rights with responsibility for many recognizable brands such as Sensodyne, Flonase, and Nicorette, as well as provided IP legal support on corporate and business development transactions, digital projects, ecommerce initiatives, and anti-counterfeiting efforts. Terry was previously also an Associate at Dechert LLP, and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

Terry’s areas of expertise include:

Intellectual Property, Trademarks, Copyrights, Rights of Publicity, Licensing, Anti-Counterfeiting, Contracts and Agreements, IP Litigation Matters, Acquisitions, Divestments, Financings

 

TALKS/SEMINARS

  • Speaker at 2019 Spring Conference of the American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Speaker at 2016 Spring Conference of Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & BOARD MEMBERSHIPS

  • International Trademark Association – Chair and Vice Chair of Dilution & Well-Known Marks Committee, Task Force Chair on Emerging Issues Committee, Member of Policy Development and Advocacy Council, and member of Meetings Committee, Finance Committee, and Model State Trademark Bill task force
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association – Co-Chair of Copyright Law Committee, Chair of TTAB Relations Committee, and contributor to AIPLA Quarterly Summaries of Trademark Cases Copyright Society of the U.S.A. – member of Board of Trustees
  • Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) -member of Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force

CONNECT WITH ME

At Practus, we handle complex and challenging legal matters. I look forward to talking to you about how we can best meet your goals.

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