Anthony Rufo

Associate - Boston

Bio photo for Anthony Rufo
Download Media Photo

Contact Information


617.832.7000 Download vCard

Anthony Rufo is an Associate in Foley Hoag’s Intellectual Property and Litigation Departments, and a member of the the firm’s Trademark, Copyright and Unfair Competition and Advertising and Marketing practice groups.

Anthony provides a full range of services to clients in connection with intellectual property matters, including litigation, portfolio development, and counseling. Anthony’s experience includes:

  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • False advertising
  • Domain name piracy
  • Unfair competition
  • Patents
More »


  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D., summa cum laude, 2009
  • Boston Conservatory, B.M., cum laude, 1999


German, Spanish

Representative Experience

  • Obtained an order for preliminary injunction on behalf of a non-profit client in a trademark litigation that resulted in a settlement of the dispute completely in the client’s favor
  • Successfully represented a client in a false advertising dispute before the National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau, a self-regulatory forum used by major national advertisers that offers a fast and reliable alternative to civil litigation
  • Successfully represented a software company in a trademark opposition proceeding before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board through trial, resulting in the registration of the client’s contested trademarks
  • Obtained an order transferring a declaratory judgment action from the West Coast to Massachusetts on behalf of a purveyor of luxury consumer goods
  • Successfully opposed motion for preliminary injunction for alleged trademark infringement brought against a foreign importer
  • Conducted trademark audit for a large corporation operating in a number of states
  • Secured favorable settlement for a client defending against allegations of copyright infringement
  • Assisted in the successful representation of a foreign governmental agency in a U.S. based international trade litigation
  • Successfully assisted victims of domestic violence obtain restraining orders against their abusive partners
  • Successfully assisted and African national in receiving asylum in U.S. Immigration Court
  • 2016 Trademark Year-In-Review, IP Year in Review: The Changing IP Landscape, Boston Bar Association (January 26, 2017) (co-authored with Meagen Monahan) 
  • Fall Is In The Air: Are The Justices Getting Ready For The Gridiron?, IP Frontline (September 22, 2016) 
  • Celebrity Trademark Watch: Gift Bag Promoter Not Likely to Thank the Academy for Oscars Trademark Lawsuit, IP Frontline (March 10, 2016) 
  • Avoid Deceptive Advertising in Testimonials, Endorsements, New England In-House, (February 28, 2013) (co-authored with Neil Austin)
  • ABA Review of Use of Surveys in Trademark Litigation, 1st Circuit Chapter Update (forthcoming) (co-authored with Julia Huston)
  • Don’t Become a Trade Mark Bully, Managing IP Magazine (2012) (co-authored with Michael Boudett and David Kluft) 
  • Trademark Toolkit: Enforcement and Reputation , World Trademark Review, 35th Ed. (February/March 2012) (co-contributor with Julia Huston)
  • Opportunity Lost? – The Ineffective Assistance Doctrine’s Applicability to Foregone Plea Bargains, 42 Suffolk U. L. Rev. 709 (2009)


  • Boston Bar Association, Member 
  • Massachusetts Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer (MLGBTQ) Bar Association, Member 
  • International Trademark Association (INTA), Member
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association, Committee Member
  • Listed as a “rising star” in the field of intellectual property litigation in Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • Panelist, “Parallel Imports and Gray Market Goods Under U.S. Law,” International Trademark Association webcast, September 13, 2012
  • Panelist, “Linsanity, Blue Ivy Carter, and Pretzel Crisps:  What Brand Owners Can Learn From the Pages of the New York Times, Facebook and Twitter,” Intellectual Property Owners Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, September 10, 2012
  • Presenter, Boston Patent Law Association Roundtable on Parallel Imports, 2010
Add to Bio Folder

Download Bio

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals First Circuit