Jean Vidal Font joined Ferraiuoli LLC in July 2012 and is a Senior Associate.
Mr. Vidal Font has procured trademark applications and represented clients before the United States Patent & Trademark Office and the Puerto Rico Trademark Office, and has litigated intellectual property matters both at the state and federal levels.
Prior to joining Ferraiuoli, Mr. Vidal Font started his career as an Associate of the San Juan boutique law firm of José A. Cuevas-Segarra, concentrating in civil litigation. During that time, Mr. Vidal Font worked on high profile cases such as the Paseo Caribe litigation before the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico, reported at San Gerónimo Caribe Project Inc. v. ELA, et al, 2008 T.S.P.R. 129 and also served as an assistant editor for Dr. Cuevas Segarra’s Treatise on Civil Procedure, Supplemental Edition. In fall of 2008, Mr. Vidal Font moved to Washington, D.C. to complete a Masters of Law degree in Intellectual Property.
In November of 2009, Mr. Vidal Font became an Associate in Cancio, Nadal, Rivera & Díaz where he worked on commercial litigation matters, trademark and copyright infringement as well as tort defense cases. While in CNRD, Mr. Vidal Font worked on developing the firm’s Intellectual Property practice.
He offers seminars on intellectual property topics such as copyright, trademark, and trade secrets.
He has authored two law review publications:
- Sharing Media On Social Networks: Infringement. By Linking? 3.2-UPRBL-J-255 (2012)
- Are Specialized Courts the Key to the U.S.? A Comparative Look at the United Kingdom Patent Courts and the U.S.47 Rev. Jurídica U. Inter. P.R. 53 (2013)
Some of Mr. Vidal-Font’s representative cases are:
- Oriental Group v. Cooperativa Oriental, reported at 750 F. Supp. 2d 396 (D. Puerto Rico 2010) (Dismissing trademark dilution and infringement claims on the alleged word mark, thereby limiting the injunctive relief to a recently adopted trade dress)
- Watchtower Bible v. Sagardía, et al., reported at 634 F.3d 3 (1st Cir. 2011) (Defended the constitutionality of Puerto Rico’s Controlled Access Laws, affirming District Court’s decision on the facial constitutional challenge.)