West Chester University School of Music, B.S. 1983


St. Thomas University School of Law, J.D. 1998





Florida Bar


United States Supreme Court


United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida




Carl J. Spagnuolo

               Partner - Entertainment, Trademark & Copyright Attorney

          Carl J. Spagnuolo, a Partner at McHale I Slavin, specializes in trademark, copyright and entertainment law.


          He manages the firm’s trademark practice and is highly experienced in all aspects of branding, including the clearance and prosecution of trademarks and advertising slogans, counseling regarding proper use of marks, and brand protection and enforcement strategies. At present Mr. Spagnuolo is listed as “attorney-of-record” on over 2,700 trademark files at the United States Trademark Office and also serves as domestic attorney-of-record on several thousand international registrations in over 86 countries throughout the world.


          Mr. Spagnuolo’s trademark portfolio includes representation of high profile trademark accounts including: Suncast® patio, deck and outdoor and backyard products; Bankrate® online financial resource; Rain Dance® and Rally® automotive products; Shoes for Crews® slip-resistant footwear; Steeda® aftermarket high-performance automotive tuner; and, Counts Kustoms® of the popular History Channel show Counting Cars. Throughout the 2000 decade he was instrumental in the vast world-wide expansion of the marks Carvel® Ice Cream, Cinnabon® and Moe’s Southwest Grill®.


          His current and former entertainment clients include Fran and Anthony Cosmo formerly of the band “Boston”, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame® inductees, Jerry Martin of “Sly & The Family Stone” and the late Bo Diddley. He has also provided legal counsel to Tony Stevens of “Foghat” and the Christian artist “Rawsrvnt”.


          Born in the Philadelphia suburb of Quakertown, Pennsylvania, prior to entering the practice of law Mr. Spagnuolo was a career musician who served as Assistant Director of Music and Entertainment and house pianist at the world famous Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach.




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