Alejandro (Alex) J. Fernandez

"Experienced and versatile, Alex offers clients a thoughtful and balanced approach to protecting their intellectual property."

Clients hire Alex to creatively and strategically protect their most valuable trademarks and products.  Because of his experience and collaborative approach, other law firms also retain Alex to represent their clients with IP needs.

Alex 's background is biology, with patent protection experience in the areas of mechanical, fluid power, medical, energy and consumer devices.  In addition, he has extensive experience litigating patent, trademark and unfair competition disputes, including multinational litigations involving the European Union, Canada and the United States.

  • J.D.
    University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center), 2001
  • B.S., Biology, Minor Chemistry
    Palm Beach Atlantic College, 1998
Bar Admissions
  • Board Certified in Intellectual Property Law, Florida Bar
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • Spanish
Experience | Legal

Brinks Gilson & Lione

Feldman Gale, P.A., Tampa, Florida
Managing Partner, 2010-2016: Chair of Trademark Group

Broad and Cassel, Tampa, Florida
Of Counsel; IP Patent Practice Group Chair, 2007-2010

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, Tampa, Florida
Patent Counsel, 2005-2007

Brinks Gilson & Lione, Chicago, Illinois
Associate, Summer Associate and Law Clerk, 2000-2005

Experience | Clerkships and Internships

U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Judicial Intern, Judge Randall Rader, 2000

Garrigues, Anderson, Patentes, y Marcas (Arthur Anderson Worldwide), Madrid, Spain
Law Clerk, Summer 1999

Forward Thinking
in the media
April 04, 2017
On April 4, 2017, the Tampa office was profiled in the Tampa Bay Business Journal.  Please click here to read more.
August 24, 2016

For nearly a century, U.S. federal courts have struggled with the “metaphysical quandary” involved in determining ...

in the media
May 25, 2016
On May 25, 2016, The American Lawyer wrote an article about the new hires and offices in China and Tampa.  Click here to read more.  
  • "Trademark Law", Hillsborough County Bar Association, Speaker, 2012
  • "The Venture Capitalist Is In", BioFlorida, Moderator, 2011
Representative Matters
  • Represented plaintiff vapor cigarette company in multi-national trademark action, including taking of depositions in Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Represented plaintiff vapor cigarette company in seizure of domain name and shut down of website owned by company perpetrating bait-and-switch fraud.
  • Secured TRO and ex parte seizure orders for counterfeit cosmetics in Las Vegas trade shows.
  • Secured dismissal of patent infringement lawsuit against financial institution.
  • Provided extensive due diligence counsel and assessment to private equity group in connection with acquisition of portfolio of 400 families of patents in telecommunications/wireless industry.
  • Drafted and prosecuted numerous seating related patents, which were then purchased by a top seating manufacturer.
  • Drafted and prosecuted complex hydraulics-related patents for publicly traded fluid power company.
Press Releases & Events
April 04, 2017

TAMPA, FLA.—Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, is relocating its Tampa, Fla.-based team to new downtown office space at 401 East Jackson Street...

May 26, 2016
CHICAGO—Five attorneys with experience in patent and trademark litigation are joining Brinks Gilson & Lione from Feldman Gale P.A., including Alejandro J. Fernandez, former managing partner of Feldman’s Tampa office, and Gregory L. ...
  • IP Star, Managing Intellectual Property magazine, 2013-Present
  • Best Lawyers in America, Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation-Patent, 2016-2017
  • Super Lawyers, 2010-Present
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite, 2012, 2016
  • Florida Bar IP Board Certification Committee, 2008-2014
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