Sean P. McConnell is an associate in the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Philadelphia office. Mr. McConnell assists clients in developing brand strategies and in securing and leveraging a balanced intellectual property portfolio. He takes a pragmatic approach to maximizing clients’ return on their trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, and online presence. He also helps clients protect their identities and assets from infringement through litigation in the federal courts and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Mr. McConnell represents clients varying in size from single artists to large multinational corporations. His extensive experience cuts across a wide spectrum of industries including alcohol, clothing and fashion, commercial retail and convenience stores, computer software, consumer electronics, energy, financial and insurance services, food manufacturing, health and beauty products, industrial products, pharmaceuticals, the recording industry, tobacco and a variety of charitable organizations.
Mr. McConnell is also active with nonprofits. He serves on the board of the Energy Cooperative of Pennsylvania. He also is the immediate past secretary for the Entrepreneurs Forum of Greater Philadelphia, and has served on the advisory board for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Greater Delaware Valley Chapter, and has been involved with the Delaware Humane Association and First Tee of Delaware.
Before entering private practice, Mr. McConnell served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He deployed to Iraq in 2005 with the Third Infantry Division, serving as one of the primary strategic planners supporting Iraq’s first constitutional referendum and permanent government national elections.
Before law school, Mr. McConnell jointly operated a Pittsburgh-based, boutique marketing consulting firm, providing advertising and communications services to corporate real estate development companies, product manufacturers and charities.