Senior Professor of Law J. Thomas McCarthy is one of six
global intellectual property leaders to be inducted into the Intellectual
Property Hall of Fame for 2012.
Established by London-based Intellectual Asset Management magazine, the award honors
individuals who have helped establish intellectual property as a key business
asset of the 21st century. Past inductees have included men and women from the
fields of business, politics, law, finance, and academia.
“I am immensely pleased to be included in the IP Hall of
Fame alongside such eminent and outstanding people in our field,” McCarthy
McCarthy, the founding director of the USF School of Law
McCarthy Institute for Intellectual Property and Technology Law, is an
internationally renowned expert on intellectual property matters and the author
of “McCarthy on Trademarks and Unfair
Competition,” which has been cited in more than 3,000 judicial opinions.
Other 2012 inductees include Béatrix de Russé, head of IP
and licensing at Technicolor; Todd Dickinson, executive director of the
American Intellectual Property Law Association; Alan Drewsen, executive
director of the International Trademarks Association; David Kappos,
undersecretary of commerce for intellectual property and director of the U.S.
Patent and Trademark Office; and Marybeth Peters, former U.S. register of
The 2012 inductees will be honored in Portugal in June. They
join 47 other awardees who have been inducted since the hall of fame was founded