Vincent V. Carissimi

Vincent V. Carissimi

Of Counsel

Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215.981.4351    Fax: 215.981.4750

Named by Best Lawyers as Philadelphia “Lawyer of the Year” for Trusts and Estates Litigation (2020).

Vincent V. Carissimi is of counsel in the Philadelphia office of Pepper Hamilton LLP and a past member of the Executive Committee. He is past co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Department. Mr. Carissimi’s practice is concentrated on counseling and litigation in the field of intellectual property, including copyright, trademark, trade secret and unfair competition matters. He has broad-ranging litigation experience involving the representation of clients as both plaintiffs and defendants in intellectual property and general commercial matters. He has prosecuted and defended actions in federal and state courts, as well as before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Mr. Carissimi has extensive experience in prosecuting and defending TRO and preliminary injunction actions.

Mr. Carissimi has served as subcommittee chair of the ABA Trade Identity Committee on Fair Use of Trademarks. He has further served as a member of ABA subcommittees addressing issues of trade dress infringement, insurance indemnity for trademark infringement, false advertising and unfair competition.

Mr. Carissimi joined the firm in 1984 as an associate and became a partner in 1993. He is a former member of the Associates Committee and past chair of the Compensation Committee.


  • J.D., summa cum laude, Dickinson School of Law, 1984, managing editor, Law Review
  • B.A., Biology, cum laude, Boston University, 1975

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Practice Areas

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