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Joseph Agostino concentrates his practice on intellectual property law. He prepares and prosecutes U.S. and foreign patent applications, with a concentration in the mechanical arts, U.S. and foreign trademark applications, and copyright applications. He has negotiated and drafted agreements relating to the transfer and licensing of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks and copyrights. Joe handles various intellectual property disputes, including patent inter partes reviews, trademark opposition proceedings, patent and trademark litigation, anti-counterfeiting matters and domain name disputes. He also negotiates and prepares business agreements and documents, including confidentiality, nondisclosure and internet-related agreements. Currently, Joe is advising several clients on new inventions, trademarks, and enforcement matters related to equipment and products designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other contagious viruses.


  • Legal Areas
    • Preparation and prosecution of patent, trademark, and copyright applications
    • Transfer and licensing of patents, trademarks, and copyrights
    • Patent, trademark, and domain name disputes
  • Technical Areas
    • Mechanical arts



  • Representation of Johnny Rockets Licensing, a well-known restaurant franchise, in connection with the management of its worldwide trademark portfolio and handling trademark disputes.
  • Representation of Ther-A-Pedic Associates, Inc., a leading brand of bedding and sleep products, in connection with managing its worldwide trademark portfolio.
  • Representation of Precision Custom Coatings, LLC, a well-known manufacturer of textiles and fabrics for various industries, in connection with its patent and trademark properties.
  • Representation of Arconic Fastening Systems & Rings regarding the prosecution of worldwide patent properties for fasteners, latches, and related technologies.
  • Representation of TrainingMask, LLC, the original creator of resistance breathing face masks, regarding its worldwide intellectual property portfolio including patents, trademarks and disputes.
  • Representation of LaRose Industries, LLC in patent infringement litigation seeking damages for sale of toy loom products, in which the case was amicably settled. Choon’s Design LLC v. LaRose Industries, LLC (Eastern District of Michigan).

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, Intellectual Property, 2022
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Law Firm of the Year" in Trademark Law, 2020
  • Listed, World Trademark Review, New Jersey, 2021-2022
  • Member, Winning Team, New Jersey Law Journal’s "General Litigation Department of the Year" award, 2013
  • Team Member, Lexology’s Client Choice Award USA & Canada, United States: New Jersey, 2013
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  • Member of the Board of Trustees, New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame
  • Member, International Trademark Association
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association


  • J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, 1999
  • M.S., Stevens Institute of Technology, 1992
  • B.E., Stevens Institute of Technology, 1990
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office