Constance Stefanou focuses her practice on protection and enforcement of matters related to trademark, false advertising, unfair competition, copyright, anticounterfeiting, and customs in the United States and globally. Connie advises large multinational companies and emerging businesses across different industries on all aspects of intellectual property (IP) portfolio management, including issues involving trademark selection, clearance, registration, maintenance, and enforcement. Connie assists clients in protecting their valuable brands through administrative proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and in defending such actions brought by third parties.
Connie regularly counsels clients on a wide range of IP-related matters, including advising a large multinational retail pharmacy on a major companywide rebrand for the first time since 1968, paving the way for the company’s future. Connie also assists fast growing businesses with securing worldwide IP protection for their critical brands.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Connie was an associate at a nationally recognized law firm specializing in trademark and copyright law in Washington, DC. Connie previously worked at the US Copyright Office, where she helped establish remedies for copyright small claims, revised the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, and drafted Review Board final administrative decisions on the Examining Division’s refusal to register works.
While attending law school, Connie served as a production editor of CommLaw Conspectus: The Journal of Communications Law and Policy, and as vice president of the Intellectual Property Law Students Association. Connie also received a certificate in recognition of her outstanding commitment to pro bono service. She is fluent in Greek.
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 2013, J.D., Pro Bono Service: Highest Honors
Boston University, 2010, B.A., cum laude
District of Columbia
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Intellectual Property, Law360 (2019)
Member, Litigation Department of the Year–Intellectual Property, The American Lawyer (2019)
Member, Maryland State Bar Association
Member, DC Bar, Intellectual Property Law Section
Member, Section of Intellectual Property Law, American Bar Association
Member, Website and Social Media Subcommittee, Women in Intellectual Property
Production Editor, CommLaw Conspectus: Journal of Communications Law and Policy