Christina D. Frangiosa

Christina D. Frangiosa concentrates her practice on intellectual property and technology law, including trademark advisory services, litigation and licensing, unfair competition, false advertising, domain name disputes, Internet and computer law, copyright disputes, data privacy and security, and trade secret matters.

Prior to joining Semanoff Ormsby Greenberg & Torchia, LLC, Ms. Frangiosa worked as a senior litigation associate with a top-tier general practice law firm and then as counsel in an intellectual property boutique in Philadelphia.  Her practice focused on complex commercial litigation, trademark and copyright matters, and other matters involving technology, trade secrets, computers and the Internet.

Ms. Frangiosa graduated from The American University/School of International Service with a B.A. in International Affairs/Russian Area Studies and received her J.D., cum laude, from Temple University School of Law, where she was Executive Editor of Temple Law Review.

Ms. Frangiosa currently serves as Vice Chair of the Trademark and Unfair Competition Division of the American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Law Section (IPL) and co-chairs its Joint Task Force on Online Piracy and Counterfeiting. She participates actively in the ABA’s IPL Section and its Litigation Section. She previously served as the Co-Chair of the IP Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

Ms. Frangiosa was elected School Director of the Board of School Directors for the Colonial School District (Plymouth, Whitemarsh and Conshohocken, PA).  She is serving a four-year term which began in November 2011.  In that capacity, she chairs the Legislative and Policy Committee, serves as Legislative Liaison to the Montgomery County School Directors’ Legislative Committee and Liaison to the Pennsylvania School Boards Association.  Ms. Frangiosa is also a member of the Valley Forge Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and is a co-chair of the chapter’s American History Committee.

She publishes the Privacy and IP Law Blog, http://www.privacyand which addresses recent developments in trademark, copyright, computer, data security and privacy law.

Recent Articles and Presentations

BYOD in the Workplace: Creating bring your own device policies to mitigate risks
interviewed by Chelan David, published in Smart Business Magazine (June, 2015)

“Trademark Tips: Seven Experts Share their Secrets,” Landslide, featured contributor (May/June 2015)

Discretion Governs: Recovering Attorney Fees in Copyright & Trademark Cases,” presented during the DRI’s Intellectual Property Litigation Seminar in Washington, DC (May 9, 2014)

Shutting Down Rogue Websites:  U.S. Legislative Response,” presented during the ABA IPL Section 29th Annual Conference in Washington, DC (Apr. 3, 2014)

Don’t be a Target: How to Protect Data Security and Customers’ Trust,
interviewed by Chelan David, published in Smart Business Magazine (March 31, 2014)

Social Media for Business:  Terms of Use, Privacy Policies and Community Guidelines,” presented during the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Facebook, Twitter & Blogging!  Oh My …. Course in Philadelphia, PA (Oct. 9, 2013)

IP is All Around Us – Trademarks,” presented during the IP Law Section’s Presidential Showcase at the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA (Aug. 8, 2013)

Your Web Footprint:  How to avoid some common pitfalls when doing business online,” interviewed by Jayne Gest, published in Smart Business Philadelphia  (Aug. 2013)

Brand Protection: Ten Tips to Managing Trademark Rights Effectively,” Webinar presented through Thomson West’s LegalEd center (Feb. 12, 2013)

Trademark and Internet Law Basics,” presentation to Law in the Arts Class in Drexel University’s Arts Administration Graduate Program in Philadelphia, PA (Feb. 5, 2013)

The Scope and Severity of Extra-Territorial Online Piracy and Counterfeiting” (moderator), presented during the IPL Section’s Plenary Session at the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL (Aug. 4, 2012)

Pirates and Counterfeiters: Enforcing Copyrights and Trademarks Online” (moderator), presented during the ABA IPL Section 27th Annual Conference in Washington, DC (Mar. 29, 2012)

Top 10 Ways to Preserve Your Trademark,” presented during the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Fourth Annual IP Institute in Philadelphia, PA (Apr. 16, 2010).  

“Ethics in Trademark Application Prosecution: Alleging ‘Fraud in the PTO’ After In re Bose,” part of the Patent and Trademark Prosecution Ethics: Shifting Sands or New Directions panel discussion at the ABA IPL Section 25th  Annual Conference in Washington, DC  (Apr. 9, 2010)

Absolute Accuracy Required: The TTAB’s Medinol Standard Requires Cancellation of Registration Where the Description is Erroneously Broad,” part of the Trademark Practitioners Tackle Tough Trademark Litigation Issues panel discussion at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Third Annual IP Institute in Philadelphia, PA (Mar. 6, 2009)