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Ryan D. Borelo

Ryan D. Borelo


WSG Practice Industries


Texas, U.S.A.


Mr. Borelo practices all areas of intellectual property law and has a diverse range of experience with various cases and issues, including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and plant variety protection litigation. He also helps clients resolve commercial litigation issues, including claims for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty. Mr. Borelo is a registered patent attorney and has prosecuted patents in various areas, including chemical, mechanical, pharmaceutical, printing, semiconductor, software, electrical, and optical laser technologies. Ryan also has experience drafting intellectual property licensing agreements.

Prior to his legal career, Ryan was an engineer for five years with ExxonMobil, Chevron Phillips Chemical, and Fluor Corporation. He enjoys providing his clients with a holistic approach to resolve their legal matters by drawing upon his engineering, business, and legal experience. Ryan used these skills as a member of a law and entrepreneurship clinic where he assisted various clients while he was a law student. Ryan also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable David Sam on the U.S. District Court in the District of Utah.

Ryan has volunteered with several legal clinics to help indigent clients, including the CARA pro bono initiative to provide legal assistance to immigrants in a Texas detention center. 

Bar Admissions



U. S. Patent and Trademark Office


Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, J.D. BYU Marriott School of Management, M.B.A. University of Houston, B.S.
Areas of Practice

Biotechnology and Life Science | Copyright | Intellectual Property | Intellectual Property Litigation | Non-Compete, Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets | Patent Prosecution | Privacy and Data Security | Trademark


Supreme Court Affirms Addition of .Com to Generic Term Renders Booking.com Registrable
Dykema, July 2020

In a decision contrary to current Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) rules, the United States Supreme Court has found the mark BOOKING.COM as a whole is not generic and that combining a generic term with “.com” does not necessarily result in a composite term that also is generic. Background Booking.com B.V. (“Booking.com”) sought to federally register the mark BOOKING.COM, and related variations, for travel services...

Supreme Court Holds Willfulness Not Required For Disgorgement of Profits From Trademark Infringement
Dykema, April 2020

The United States Supreme Court recently held that a plaintiff need not show that a defendant willfully infringed the plaintiff's trademark as a requirement for recovering the defendant’s profits.Romag Fasteners, Inc. v. Fossil Grp., Inc., No. 18-1233, 2020 U.S. LEXIS 2408, at *12-13 (U.S. Apr. 23, 2020). Romag Fasteners, Inc. sued Fossil, Inc...

IP Filing Deadlines Extended Under CARES Act
Dykema, April 2020

Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Director may modify certain patent and trademark-related deadlines where the COVID-19 outbreak has either prejudiced applicants’ rights or interfered with the filing of a document or fee payment. The Acting Register of the Copyright Office is also granted expanded authority under the CARES Act for modifying certain copyright-related deadlines...

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