Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • California State Court


  • J.D., Boston College Law School, 2012

    Editor, Boston College Intellectual Property & Technology Journal

    Staff Writer & Business Manager, Uniform Commercial Code Reporter-Digest

  • B.S., cum laude, Northeastern University, 2009


  • California Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section

    American Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section

    International Trademark Association

    National LGBT Bar Association

    Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom 


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Paul L. Sousa


Paul Sousa is an associate in Venable's Intellectual Property Group in San Francisco, focusing on trademarks and intellectual property matters. He advises clients on domestic and international clearance, cease and desist matters, UDRP complaints, DMCA takedowns, dispute resolution, and portfolio management. He also represents clients in trademark disputes before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board as well as federal district court.

In addition, Mr. Sousa has federal and state court intellectual property litigation experience, including pre-filing investigation, motion practice, discovery, depositions, trial preparation and settlement. Mr. Sousa’s trademark and intellectual property litigation clients have included domestic and international corporate clients across a range of industries, including consumer electronics, software, finance, food and beverage, and fitness.

Mr. Sousa received his J.D. from Boston College Law School in 2012.