Cecelia Dempsey is the founder and principal of the boutique law firm Dempsey Legal Solutions LLC. She focuses her practice in the areas of intellectual property, privacy and data security, general corporate and commercial law, advertising and marketing law, legal compliance issues and franchise law. The firm advises a variety of clients, including individuals, franchisees, start-up companies and mid to large size corporations.
Ms. Dempsey brings her extensive experience as an in-house IP attorney at various Fortune 500 companies, such as Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., Burger King Corporation, the Dannon Company, Altria — the parent company of the Philip Morris companies and Kraft Foods and Blockbuster Entertainment Corporation, to her private practice. In her various roles, she managed large domestic and international trademark, copyright, domain name and patent portfolios. In these capacities, she has protected and enforced such well-known brands as Blockbuster Video, Burger King, Dannon, Green Mountain Coffee, Jell-O, Keurig, Parliament, Philip Morris, Tully’s, Van Houtte and Whopper. Her firm currently offers trademark clearance and copyright, trademark and domain name prosecution services for US and international clients seeking IP protection in the United States. She also offers representation in opposition procedures before the US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.