James Faris concentrates his practice in the areas of trademark, false advertising, unfair competition, and franchise litigation. Mr. Faris has significant experience representing clients in intellectual property and advertising disputes in federal courts throughout the country, before administrative and regulatory bodies, and in arbitration. Mr. Faris also counsels clients in a variety of industries—including telecommunications, franchising, food, healthcare, social media, and consumer products—concerning the protection and enforcement of their intellectual property rights and advertising and promotions issues.

Prior to joining Kilpatrick Townsend, Mr. Faris interned with Judge William S. Duffey of the Northern District of Georgia. During law school, he was on the editorial board of the Case Western Reserve Law Review, and he worked as a judicial extern for Judge Kathleen O’Malley of the Northern District of Ohio. Before law school, Mr. Faris served for two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bulgaria.

Mr. Faris was recognized as a Georgia "Rising Star" in 2017 for Intellectual Property Litigation by Super Lawyers magazine.

Professional & Community Activities

International Trademark Association, Unreal Campaign Committee Member (2016-2019)

State Bar of Georgia, Intellectual Property Law Section, Trademark Committee, Member

State Bar of Georgia, Franchise & Distribution Law, Member

American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising, Member

American Bar Association, Section of Intellectual Property Law, Member

Georgia Law Center for the Homeless, Board of Directors, Member

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D. (2009)
    cum laude
  • University of Missouri, B.A., History (2000)

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (2010)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia (2014)
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (2010)
  • Georgia Supreme Court (2010)
  • Georgia Court of Appeals (2010)
  • Georgia Superior Court (2010)

Who We Are

Suite 2800, 1100 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA, 30309-4528
USA
t +1 404.815.6134
f +1 404.541.3159

James W. Faris Jr.

Experience Highlights

Two Men and A Truck International, Inc. v. David Underwood, et. al.
Lead counsel for Two Men and A Truck. Successfully enforced right of first refusal to purchase trademark. Eliminated geographic concurrent more
Trademark enforcement services for a leading footwear and apparel manufacturer
Represents a leading footwear and apparel manufacturer in trademark litigation and enforcement work. more
Chrysler Group LLC v. Moda Group LLC et al.
Represented Chrysler in successfully obtaining a settlement agreement before trial in litigation involving resolution of Defendant’s improper use of more
TecSec Inc. v. IBM Corp., et al.
Lead Counsel for Cisco in a patent infringement litigation in the Eastern District of Virginia. The plaintiff asserted 11 patents related to more