Michael C. Petock


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Michael C. Petock, Esq.

Michael C. Petock, Esquire is the firm’s managing partner.

Michael strives to provide client-centered representation by empowering his clients with sound legal advice and a range of options based on the client’s unique needs. The goal is to create a collaborative, team-oriented relationship with clients resulting in the best possible representation.

“My approach is to provide custom representation based on what works best for the particular client. I accomplish this through offerings such as alternative billing arrangements, flexible office hours and meeting locations and a no “nickel and diming” policy aimed at encouraging the open flow of communication which is absolutely critical to serving my clients” - Michael C. Petock

Michael earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2000, graduating Cum Laude and earned his Juris Doctorate from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2004.

Michael is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

Michael is also a member of the Pennsylvania and Chester County Bar Associations and the Benjamin Franklin Inn of Court. Michael is the past chair of the Trademark, Copyright and Unfair Competition Committee of the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association and has served on the Council of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Michael focuses on a range of intellectual property matters for individuals and businesses including IP prosecution, transactions, agreements and litigation

Michael is pro bono trademark counsel for Camp Abilities, an amazing camp that occurs each Summer at West Chester University and 25 other locations throughout the nation and world providing a week of fun for children that are blind, deaf-blind or visually impaired. Michael also provides pro bono copyright representation for the Schuylkill River Heritage Center in Phoenixville which works to preserve the rich history of the the town of Phoenixville.

In his spare time Michael enjoys exploring nature (sometimes on a bike, surfboard or snowboard).


Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania J.D., May 2004
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania B.A., cum laude, May 2000

Bar Admissions

Admitted in Pennsylvania since 2004
Also admitted in the following Courts:

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • United States Supreme Court

Presentation and Speeches

  • Moderator for panel discussion for Continuing Legal Education program hosted by Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association: “Practice and Procedure Before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board”
  • Expert Panelist for Continuing Legal Education program hosted by Mergers and Acquisitions Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association: “IP Due Diligence: Avoiding the Pitfalls”
  • Lecturer for presentation hosted by SCORE: “Introduction to Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights”
  • Lecturer for presentation hosted by Chester County Bar Association Business Law Section: “ICANN’s New gTLD Program”

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Our Testimonials

"We work exclusively with Petock & Petock on all matters of intellectual property, from trademarks to patents. Michael has a strong knowledge of trademark law and patent law. He has effectively counseled and helped us register new marks, offered his expert opinion on matters of infringement, and he has aided us in defending our marks both domestically and internationally. We trust Michael and his firm with our complete portfolio of marks and renewals. What’s more, Michael and Joe have helped us file three patent applications and they were invaluable in helping us attain our very first official US patent. When it comes to IP law, I highly recommend consulting Petock & Petock."

Michael J. Shields, VP Sales & MarketingWire and Cable Specialties, Inc., West Chester, PA

"We are so happy to have Michael Petock and Petock & Petock on our team. We have used Petock & Petock for litigation, trademark registrations and even on a patent application. What impresses me most about Michael Petock is not just his top notch legal abilities, but the fact that it is clear that he actually cares about his work and us. We are proud to call Michael Petock our attorney but even more proud to call him a friend."

Ava and David Quail5 Star Golf Mats, LLC, Ball Ground, Georgia

"We have worked with Michael Petock for several years to establish and protect our firm’s intellectual property.  Michael is very knowledgeable in all things IP and has been instrumental in helping us navigate the complex USPTO process.  He has successfully negotiated several IP infringement issues on our behalf and has done so effectively and efficiently.  I highly recommend Petock & Petock for intellectual property work."

Davor Kapelina, President & CEOAtSite, Inc., Washington, DC

"Mr. Petock worked tirelessly to ensure that Camp Abilities: an overnight educational sports camp for children with visual impairments received our trademark for not only our camp name, but for our two motto's "A Loss of Sight, Never a Loss of Vision", & "Believe You Can Achieve". He overcame barriers, ensured us there were no other programs with our name, and pushed me to do the work we needed to do on our end. His dedication, commitment and passion for our program for children with disabilities was very impressive. Michael Petock is a professional, caring, and talented Lawyer with amazing skills and the ability to make this world a better place every day. He helped my camp tremendously!"

Dr. Lauren Lieberman, Founder & Director Camp Abilities, Brockport, NY

"My brother and I recently opened a new winery in California where naming and visual branding is essential.  Surprisingly we found contradictory advice and massive ranges in pricing which made us both hesitant and lacking in confidence regarding whom to hire to assist us with brand protection. Fortunately we found Petock & Petock. Mr. Petock logically and competently walked me through the steps we would be taking, always kept me informed of where we stood throughout the process, and ultimately successfully achieved our goal of protecting our brand."

William Carson, Proprietor Drava Wines, Lodi, CA