Timothy D. Pecsenye


Timothy Pecsenye concentrates his practice in intellectual property matters and related litigation. He serves a wide range of clients in areas including:

  • Domestic and international trademark and copyright counseling
  • Copyright registration and service mark applications
  • Prosecution of trademark and service mark applications
  • Advertising and Lanham Act counseling
  • Internet issues, domain name disputes, UDRP proceedings, and e-commerce issues
  • Preparation and negotiation of technology transfer, assignment, and confidentiality agreements
  • Domestic and international license agreements for trademarks, copyrights, software, and know-how
  • Inter partes practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Prior to entering private practice, Tim was a trademark attorney for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He was the sole Pennsylvania lawyer selected to serve on the advisory board of CCH CORSEARCH, a leading trademark and copyright research firm based out of New York City.

Tim has received the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell.


  • Provide counseling, prosecution, and dispute resolution in the management of a multi-national, diversified chemical company’s trademark portfolio with leading positions in agricultural, industrial, and consumer markets.
  • Successfully defended Monroe Fluid Technology, a leading manufacturer of high quality specialty fluids for the metalworking industry since 1958, in a trademark, copyright, and trade secrets claim brought in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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  • 2022, "Best of the Bar: Intellectual Property Litigation," listed in the Philadelphia Business Journal
  • 2021–2022, recognized in World Trademark Review Global Leaders: Private Practice
  • 2010–2022, recognized in the World Trademark Review 1000
  • 2020–2022, Intellectual Property Law, listed in Chambers USA
  • 2023, Thought Leader - USA in Trademarks, listed in Who’s Who Legal
  • 2019–2022, Global Leader in Trademarks, listed in Who’s Who Legal
  • AV Preeminent®, listed by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2017–2018, listed in Who’s Who Legal – Trademarks
  • 2016–2018, 2021, “IP Star,” listed in Managing IP (“MIP”) Magazine



  • American Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court
  • Benjamin Franklin American Inn of Court
  • CCH Coresearch
  • Graystone Presbyterian Church - Indiana, Pennsylvania
  • Greater Philadelphia Pitt Club
  • International Trademark Association
  • Iota Beta Kappa Alumni Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Partnership for Economic Education
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
  • Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Pittsburgh Band Alumni Council
  • Smithsonian Institute
  • University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association
  • University of Pittsburgh Golden Panthers
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law Alumni Association
Professional Activities

Tim is a member of the International Trademark Association and the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association. He serves on the board of the Pennsylvania Partnership for Economic Education and is also a Regional Director of the University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association.



  • Pennsylvania


  • University of Pittsburgh, BA, cum laude
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, JD