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. During that time, her practice focused on complex commercial litigation, trademark and copyright matters, and other matters involving technology, trade secrets, computers and the Internet.
Ms. Frangiosa currently serves as Vice Chair of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law’s Trademark and Unfair Competition Division, is a member of the Section’s CLE Board and its Membership Board and previously served as Co-Chair of its Anti-Piracy Task Force and as the Section’s Liaison to the ABA Cybersecurity Task Force.
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 recently completed a four-year term as a School Director of the Board of School Directors for the Colonial School District (Plymouth, Whitemarsh and Conshohocken, PA). While in office, she chaired the Legislative and Policy Committee, served as a member of its Human Resources and Facilities Management & Transportation committees and as Legislative Liaison to the Montgomery County School Directors’ Legislative Committee and as 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 chair of the chapter’s American History Committee, which sponsors and judges two essay contests for students in fifth grade through high school. She is also a member of the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Pennsylvania and a member of the Order of the Sons and Daughters of Italy.
She publishes the Privacy and IP Law Blog, http://www.privacyandiplawblog.com which addresses recent developments in trademark, copyright, computer, data security and privacy law.
Recent Articles and Presentations
Chapter Editor of “Plaintiff’s Damages” Chapter in Trademark Infringement Remedies (book and cumulative supplement), Bloomberg BNA (2015)
“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)
“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)