Philip Greene is the USMC’s Trademark and Internet Law
Counsel. An attorney within the Office
of the Counsel for the Commandant, Quantico Area Counsel’s Office, Mr. Greene
is assigned to TMLO, serving as legal counsel for TMLO, and also provides
trademark, copyright and Internet counsel for the USMC, at large. He joined the USMC in September, 2009. During his tenure here, Mr. Greene has grown
the USMC’s trademark portfolio from 6 U.S. trademark registrations to over 550,
with nearly 50 more trademark applications pending. Operating under authority found at 10 U.S.C.
2260, TMLO has earned over $17 million in royalty revenue from trademark
licensing agreements, and has transferred nearly $4 million to Marine Corps
Community Services for morale, welfare and recreation activities for Marines,
as is called for under the statute. He
has successfully dealt with countless instances of infringement of USMC
trademarks, stopped a large number of infringing, third-party trademarks from
becoming registered, and has filed to take down many infringing pages/accounts
on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and other social media. He frequently engages in training for USMC
and DON personnel on the topic of trademark, intellectual property, and
Internet law, and has spoken at national intellectual property law events
around the country (International Trademark Association’s Leadership Meeting,
Miami, 2013, and the Intellectual Property Owners Association, Vancouver, 2014). Mr Greene received the Department of the
Navy’s Outstanding Intellectual Property Attorney Award in 2015, and was
nominated for the award again in 2019.
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