Stacey Friends is a Partner in Rimon’s Boston office. She has been helping clients select, register, and protect their trademarks for 23 years. Stacey handles all aspects of brand selection, as well as trademark clearance, registration, and enforcement, both nationally and internationally for large and small companies. She has represented clients before the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board (TTAB), in opposition, cancellation and appeal proceedings.
Stacey also advises clients on various copyright, fair use, and licensing issues both in the corporate realm as well as for her much-loved songwriters, filmmakers, authors, visual artists, and other creative clients. Stacey has given many pro bono hours to various artists and artistic entities through the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA, now the Arts & Business council). Stacey contributed many hours of copyright research and memo writing which helped the heirs of Bill Finger, the creator of Batman, prevail in their case to obtain credit for Bill Finger as well as compensation. Stacey also recently provided legal advice for the City of Boston in connection with its new sculpture acquisition of “The Embrace.”
Stacey currently serves as Chair of the Communications Subcommittee of the Law Firm Committee for the International Trademark Association (INTA) and is also the co-chair of the New England Chapter of the Copyright Society. Stacey is a frequent speaker on trademark and copyright law for Law Schools, Universities and entrepreneurs.
Before joining Rimon, Stacey was a member at Morse LLP, shareholder at Ruberto, Israel & Weiner P.C., an attorney at Peabody & Arnold LLP, and was founder of Stacey Friends & Associates.
- Rimon P.C. (Partner)
- Morse LLP, Member
- Ruberto, Israel & Weiner P.C., Shareholder
- Peabody & Arnold LLP, Attorney
- Stacey Friends & Associates, Founder
- Massachusetts Super Lawyers 2018-2023
- Massachusetts Rising Star 2005 – 2008, 2010-2011
- Winner of ASCAP’s 2000 Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition for writing in the area of copyright law