A graduate of Rhodes College and Suffolk Law School, Brendan has been with Lambert & Associates since 2007. Brendan concentrates his practice on trademark and copyright preparation, prosecution, licensing and litigation matters. Brendan has prosecuted, registered, and maintains over six hundred (600) U.S. trademarks for clients. Additionally, Brendan has obtained, in conjunction with foreign associates, trademark registrations outside the United States, including in: African Intellectual Property Organization, Australia, Austria, Benelux (Belgium/Netherlands/Luxembourg), Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Columbia, Czech Republic, Denmark, European Community, France, Germany, India, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
Brendan has been lead or assistant counsel in numerous patent, copyright, trademark, and false advertising cases in Federal Courts throughout the country, including the the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and a precedent setting case on preliminary injunctive relief at the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Brendan also has extensive experience representing clients in opposition and cancellation proceedings at the Trademark and Trial Appeal Board.
Outside of the office Mr. Shortell is involved in a number of animal related charities and enjoys playing golf, travelling, and spending time with his wife and son.