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Brad Harrigan

bharrigan@nolaipa.com
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Phone: (504) 571-5317 Ext: 2

1055 St Charles Ave #208A
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

Brad Harrigan focuses on intellectual property and insurance defense. As part of his intellectual property practice, Mr. Harrigan has managed trademark portfolios for Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and individuals consisting of hundreds of domestic and international trademark applications and registrations.

Mr. Harrigan has significant experience representing clients in trademark prosecution matters such as USPTO Office Actions, TTAB proceedings, and ICANN UDRP arbitrations. Mr. Harrigan has also represented clients in IP litigation matters throughout the country, including state and federal disputes concerning trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition issues. His defense work includes a broad range of experience in property and commercial insurance disputes with a strong emphasis on mass disaster defense. He has successfully tried numerous high-value cases to juries in both state and federal courts.

Mr. Harrigan received his B.A. from the University of Florida and his J.D. from Boston University School of Law, where he graduated with a concentration in litigation, with honors. He is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Louisiana, Illinois, and Texas.

Education

J.D., Boston University School of Law, 2000
Concentration in Litigation, with honors

B.A., University of Florida, 1997
Major in Criminal Justice and minor in Classical Studies

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Louisiana State
Texas State
Illinois State
U.S. Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeal for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

New Orleans Bar Association

Louisiana State Bar Association

International Game Developers Association

IGDA, Intellectual Property Rights Committee

Lawyers for the Creative Arts

Publications
  • “Fighting to Register ‘Let’s Roll,’” 57 INTA Bulletin 9 (2002)
  • “Reservations About REDSKINS Team’s Name,” 57 INTA Bulletin 4 (2002)
  • “Oh, to Be Rich and Famous... and a Trademark,” 58 INTA Bulletin 19 (2003)
  • “Teens Adopt the Playboy Bunny (Trademark),” 58 INTA Bulletin 14 (2003)
  • “Intellectual Property Rights and the Video Game Industry,” IGDA White Paper, contributing author (2003)
  • “Flood of Litigation: The Water Damage Exclusion,” The Ins. Coverage Law Bulletin (Dec. 2006)
  • “Intellectual Property Coverage Under CGL Policies,” The Ins. Coverage Law Bulletin (Apr. 2012)
  • “Understanding Trademark Rights,” published on blog (Dec. 2015)
Recognition

Named to “Louisiana Rising Stars” for Intellectual Property Law by Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2013-2015
No more than 2.5 percent of Louisiana attorneys are selected by Super Lawyers for this distinction each year.

Named to “Louisiana Super Lawyers” for Intellectual Property Law by Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020.
No more than 5 percent of Louisiana attorneys are selected by Super Lawyers for this distinction each year.

Named to “Top Lawyers” for Intellectual Property Law by New Orleans Magazine, 2016
Attorneys are chosen for inclusion to “Top Lawyers” based on peer voting, which is open to all licensed attorneys in the New Orleans area.

Client Reviews
★★★★★
Tolar Harrigan & Morris is one of the very best Attorney groups I have worked with in the last 25 years. Smart and very responsive.. John Gutierrez
★★★★★
Compassionate - not an attribute I would have originally associated with a law firm. Tolar, Harrigan, & Morris was that and much more. From the first point of contact, it was apparent that this team was not only highly competent in their craft, but also genuine and determined to produce positive results. I have said it many times and will continue to say that if we would have chosen another firm, our results would have been much different. With an over-the-top work ethic, it is no surprise that we prevailed. My family and I could not have asked for a better equipped firm and are very happy with the results. Sherie Naquin