T.J. Banks is a registered patent attorney with experience in a full range of intellectual property law, including obtaining and enforcing patent, copyright, and trademark rights. He specializes in litigating in federal courts and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. T.J.’s experience includes litigating Inter Partes Review proceedings and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings. T.J. also has a variety of experience handling related matters in unfair competition, e-commerce enforcement, licensing, due diligence, and IP transactions.
With his diverse knowledge of intellectual property law, T.J. is adept at protecting his clients' interests and ensuring their IP assets are properly protected. He has represented clients from a wide range of industries, including technology, healthcare, and consumer products, among others. T.J. is committed to providing his clients with personalized attention and effective representation. He takes pride in staying up-to-date on the latest legal and technological developments and trends. T.J.’s “ownership” mentality helps him provide his clients with the most comprehensive, transparent, and effective legal strategies.
During law school, T.J. served as Senior Associate of the Stetson Law Review and competed as an advocate on Stetson’s Moot Court Board. He also served as a Federal Judicial Intern for the Honorable James S. Moody Jr., the Honorable Thomas B. McCoun, III, and the Honorable Michael G. Williamson in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and both as a Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant.
In addition to his legal work, T.J. is also an active member of the legal community and is heavily involved in the DRI Lawyers Representing Business – Intellectual Property Litigation Steering Committee and Young Lawyers Committee.
Outside of the office, T.J. enjoys playing golf, fishing, following the Gators, Bucs, Lightning, and Rays, as well as spending time traveling with his wife, Ashlyn.
- Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star (2022-2023)
Credentials & Experience
University of South Florida, B.S., 2015
Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 2019, cum laude
- Stetson Law Review, Senior Associate
- Moot Court Board
- National Order of Scribes Award
- William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award
- Teaching Assistant: Legal Research and Writing
- Research Assistant
Hillsborough County Bar Association
The Florida Bar
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
All Florida State Courts
United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
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