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PHILADELPHIA – January 22, 2020 – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney welcomes John P. Sullivan, Jr. as a shareholder in the firm’s Corporate section in Philadelphia. Sullivan helps clients, ranging from early-stage start-ups to Fortune 100 companies, identify, protect, commercialize and enforce their brands, creativity and technological innovations. He regularly represents both U.S. and European entrepreneurs and clients looking to implement or scale trans-Atlantic operations, including negotiations for numerous commercial licensing, brand licensing and software licensing deals. Sullivan also represents clients in intellectual property, unfair competition and false advertising litigation in state and federal courts, as well as before the USPTO Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and in Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceedings

“John brings a phenomenal skill set to our section, especially to our Emerging Companies and Technology Transaction and Licensing teams – areas in which many of our clients have an increased need,” said Jennifer R. Minter, shareholder and chair of Buchanan’s Corporate section. “He perfectly complements our growth strategy and will be an asset to clients across the firm.”

“John possesses the perfect blend of entrepreneurial spirit and technical know-how as we look to expand our Corporate and IP presence in the northeast corridor. John’s clients appreciate his business acumen and practical approach to their particular industry challenges,” said H. Marc Tepper, shareholder and head of Buchanan’s Philadelphia office.

“I am very impressed with Buchanan’s business mindset and growth focus and know my clients will benefit tremendously from their industry-focused platform,” said Sullivan. “I also really appreciate the way the firm effectively balances large firm resources with a congenial and collaborative firm culture.”

Sullivan received his B.A., M.A. and J.D. from Villanova University and Villanova University School of Law, respectively. He is involved in a number of professional and nonprofit organizations, including the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association, serving as president of the Brehon Law Society and as mentor to emerging technology and start-up companies through Blackstone LaunchPad.