Francisco Ferreiro is an AV®-rated attorney specializing in intellectual property and media law matters. Over the last decade, he has represented tech startups, established entities, and brand owners throughout the world with their intellectual property and media law issues, including such areas as privacy, digital advertising, and social media. Francisco has litigated cases across the United States involving trademarks, domain names, copyrights, trade secrets, customs enforcement, online defamation and privacy rights issues.
Francisco is one of less than 150 attorneys that the Florida Bar has certified as an expert in Intellectual Property Law and has been recognized as a leading attorney by various publications, including Super Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, and American Lawyer Media. He has attained an AV® Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell and been chosen by his peers as a Rising Star in Intellectual Property, as rated by SuperLawyers, for the years 2012-2019.
As part of his practice, Francisco provides strategic counsel regarding the selection and adoption of trademarks, as well the prosecution and enforcement of intellectual property portfolios in the United States and abroad. Francisco regularly advises clients on the acquisition, enforcement, and monetization of intellectual property, and assisted with countless transactions involving the purchase, sale, and assignment of IP assets.
Francisco regularly represents clients in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, as well as infringement actions before various U.S. district courts. He has handled hundreds of domain name transactions and has litigated domain name disputes in Federal court and under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (the “UDRP”).
Francisco is fluent in Spanish.
Francisco serves on the Florida Bar’s Intellectual Property Law Certification Committee, which is the body charged with vetting applicants for board certification, as well as preparing the exam taken by the applicants. He regularly participates in panels and presentations providing the public and other legal practitioners with practical information about intellectual property law issues.
Francisco earned his law degree, with honors, from the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law, where he served as the senior research editor of the Florida Law Review. His student article, entitled “Overprivileged”, was awarded top prize in the nation by Legal Affairs magazine.
Francisco is licensed to practice in Florida and New York state courts, as well as before the United States Supreme Court, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.