Clarissa Sullivan focuses her practice on creating, maintaining, and enforcing intellectual property rights in the United States and internationally, primarily in the areas of trademarks and copyrights.
Clarissa manages global trademark portfolios and assists clients with maintaining trademark rights and meeting all continuing requirements following registration. She has also engaged in counseling clients on enforcing trademark rights and the proper use of social media content.
In addition to prosecuting trademark applications in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and abroad, Clarissa has assisted with proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). Her responsibilities include drafting applications, responding to office actions, and drafting appeal briefs.
Clarissa is highly active in the Firm's pro bono practice. Her pro bono experience includes representing asylum seekers through Jones Day's Laredo Project, assisting pro se litigants in arbitration proceedings, and engaging with the Firm's Constitutional Policing and Civil Justice Reform project focused on protest activity and police reform. Clarissa is also conversational in American Sign Language (ASL).
- University of Pittsburgh (J.D. magna cum laude 2019; Order of the Coif; Order of Barristers; Alumni Chair and Research Editor, Pitt Law Review; Recipient, National Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Law Student Award and American Law Institute CLE 2019 Scholarship & Leadership Award); Hobart and William Smith Colleges (B.A. in Philosophy summa cum laude 2014; Honors in Philosophy; Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society)