Jose I. Rojas
Rojas handles complex business and intellectual property litigation and alternative dispute resolution, as well as international, franchising and technology-related legal matters.
Jose I. Rojas, Concentrates his practice in handling complex business and intellectual property litigation and alternative dispute resolution, as well as counseling in intellectual property, franchising, international and technology-related legal matters. He has handled numerous state and federal cases including patent, trademark, trade secret, trade dress and copyright infringement cases; multi-jurisdictional and cross-border disputes; RICO cases, lender liability matters, antitrust and unfair competition claims, professional liability suits, business torts, and class actions and arbitrations among others. Additionally, he has extensive experience in structuring e-commerce, computer and Internet-related transactions and agreements; counseling on and resolving patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret disputes; representing franchisors and franchise associations, and in litigating computer-related and other high technology matters.
Mr. Rojas is a member of the Bars of the Supreme Court of the United States; of the United States’ Eighth, Eleventh and Federal Circuits Courts of Appeal; of the United States District Court for the District of Idaho, and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida. He served two consecutive terms as Chair of the Florida Bar’s Computer Law Committee and served on the Dade County Bar Association’s Federal Court Committee (Vice Chair 2004), as well as on the Litigation and International Law Sections of the American Bar Association.
Mr. Rojas is also a member of the International Trademark Association (Internet Committee 2008 – 2009; 2020 – present), and the Intellectual Property and the Computer and Technology Law Committees of the Florida Bar’s Business Law Section. He has been selected to membership in the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC) and the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys of America (ADTA).
Mr. Rojas has spoken at numerous national and international seminars concerning intellectual property and technology law, franchising law, international business and litigation, professional liability litigation, and trial strategy. He has handled several high profile lawsuits including a major copyright case that received national attention and one of the first cases addressing governance of the domain name space on the Internet.
Locally, Mr. Rojas serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and is Chair of its Consular and Trade Representative Committee. He is also a member (past Vice Chair) of the South Florida District Export Council, having been appointed by three different U.S. Secretaries of Commerce.
Born in Havana, Cuba, Mr. Rojas immigrated to the United States in 1961 and lived in Ohio and the U.S. Virgin Islands before settling in Florida in 1967. He studied computer programming for three years in a high school “magnet” program and earned his B.A. in English and Philosophy from the University of Florida in 1978, with honors in Philosophy. Mr. Rojas then attended law school at the University of Miami School of Law, graduating cum laude in 1981. In law school, Mr. Rojas was an Articles and Comments Editor of the school’s International Law Review and served as a member of the Moot Court Board.
Mr. Rojas holds the highest ratings assigned by Martindale-Hubbell, is listed in the Best Lawyers in America, and the South Florida Super Lawyers. He is fully-bilingual in English and Spanish and has basic proficiency in Portuguese.