James Faris concentrates his practice in the areas of trademark, copyright, unfair competition, and franchise litigation. Mr. Faris has significant experience representing clients in intellectual property disputes in federal courts throughout the country, before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and in arbitration. Mr. Faris also counsels clients in a variety of industries—including franchising, healthcare, social media, and consumer products—concerning the protection and enforcement of their intellectual property rights.
Prior to joining Kilpatrick Townsend, Mr. Faris interned with Judge William S. Duffey of the Northern District of Georgia. During law school, he was on the editorial board of the Case Western Reserve Law Review, and he worked as a judicial extern for Judge Kathleen O’Malley of the Northern District of Ohio. Before law school, Mr. Faris served for two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bulgaria.
Professional & Community Activities
Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Class of 2009 Case Agent
State Bar of Georgia, Intellectual Property Law Section, Entertainment & Sports Law Section, Member
Atlanta Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, Member
Everybody Wins! Reading Mentor
Copyright Society of the U.S.A., Member