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

FZLZ Partners Named in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©

The 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© continues the publication’s long history of recognizing Fross Zelnick lawyers. Roger Zissu, included since 1991, is listed in the Copyright Law and Litigation-Intellectual Property categories; Richard Lehv, included since 2007, is listed in the Litigation-Intellectual Property, Copyright Law, and Trademark Law categories; Allison Strickland Ricketts, included since 2015, is listed in Trademark Law; and John Margiotta and Craig Mende, both included since 2016, are listed for Copyright Law and Litigation-Intellectual Property, respectively.

Headlines

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 >>
In its 2018 edition, Who’s Who Legal: Trademarks lists the following 18 FZLZ lawyers: Lawrence Apolzon, Robert Becker, Stephen Bigger, Cara Boyle, Carlos Cucurella, David Donahue, Susan Upton Douglass, David Ehrlich, Lydia Gobena, Janet Hoffman, Nadine Jacobson, Ronald Lehrman, Peter Silverman, Barbara Solomon, Allison Strickland Ricketts, Charles Weigell, James Weinberger, Roger Zissu. Visit Site >>

Recent Cases

Hits From the Bong, Inc. v. Javen Mitchell
Royal Crown Co. v. Coca-Cola Co.
Chanel, Inc. v. Makarczyk
Athleta, Inc. v. Pitbull Clothing Co.
Frida Kahlo Corporation v. Tupperware Corporation