Fross Zelnick is consistently recognized by clients and peers as one of the top IP law firms in the world. As important, many of our partners have been recognized year after year as the top lawyers in our field. Our extensive worldwide experience counseling leading companies in their IP acquisitions, licenses and disputes affords our clients a competitive advantage for global IP management.

Breaking New Ground in Character Rights

The Batmobile Stands on its Own

DC Comics obtained a decision in which a U.S. district court held that Batman’s famous Batmobile was protectable as a...

Expanding a Prestigious Brand Into New Territory

Tiffany Sparkles in Russia

As Tiffany expanded into Russia during the last several years, it sought measures to further protect its internationally...

Preserving Royalty Rights In a Treasured Icon

Winnie-the-Pooh Goes to Court

Fross Zelnick succeeds after three years of court challenges at every level, including the U.S. Supreme Court.

Extending a Trademark's Boundaries

Tarzan's Yell Resounds

Fross Zelnick has crafted innovative strategies to protect clients' most valuable intellectual property assets, including...

Uniting Global Brands for the Cause

Fross Zelnick joins the (PRODUCT) RED Revolution

Launching of one of the most ambitious global cross-branding and licensing programs ever undertaken.

Restoring U.S. Copyright Protection for Iconic Doll

The "Good Luck Troll" Trounces Knock-Offs

Fross Zelnick helps the "Good Luck Troll" creators to restore copyright protection in the U.S. and reclaim its economic...

Recognition & Rankings

Tier 1 Ranking in 2019 “Best Law Firms”

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" Ninth Edition ranks Fross Zelnick National Tier 1 for Copyright and Trademark Law and Metropolitan Tier 1 in New York City for Copyright, Litigation – Intellectual Property and Trademark Law.

Headlines

Our Erica McCurdy wrote the chapter on Cuba in the Ibero-American Fashion Law Guide of the Asociación Interamericana de la Propiedad Intelectual (ASIPI). Published in Spanish, the Guide assembles the regulations of 21 regional countries relating to different aspects of the fashion industry and serves as a comprehensive guide for lawyers and others in the industry. Visit Site >>
For the third consecutive year, partner Allison Strickland Ricketts is named to Managing Intellectual Property's 2018 Top 250 Women in IP, which “recognizes female practitioners in private practice who have performed exceptionally for their clients and firms in the past year.” Visit Site >>
The 12th edition of the Trade Mark Guide includes 12 FZLZ lawyers in its list of “leading practitioners within the field.” The Guide lists Carlos Cucurella, Ronald Lehrman, Peter Silverman, Barbara Solomon, James Weinberger, Richard Lehv, Susan Upton Douglass, David Ehrlich, Lawrence Apolzon, Nadine Jacobson, Craig Mende, and Stephen Bigger. Visit Site >>

Recent Cases

Fooey v. Gap
Cabot Company Limited d/b/a Cabot Watch Company v. Combat Watch Company, LLC
DC Comics v. Towle
Hoop Culture, Inc. v. The Gap, Inc.
Hits From the Bong, Inc. v. Javen Mitchell