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

20 Fross Zelnick Attorneys Named to 2017 Super Lawyers® — New York Metro, Rising Stars and New York Women’s Edition Lists

The 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers® list recognized FZLZ attorneys, Lawrence Apolzon, David Donahue, Susan Upton Douglass, David Ehrlich, Lydia Gobena, Nadine Jacobson, Richard Lehv, John Margiotta, Craig Mende, Barbara Solomon, James Weinberger, and Roger Zissu.  2017 Rising Stars included Amanda Agati, Hindy Dym, Jennifer Insley-Pruitt, Jason Jones, Leo Kittay, Emily Weiss and Celadon Whitehurst.  Partners, Susan Upton Douglass, Janet Hoffman, Nadine Jacobson and Barbara Solomon, were named to the New York Women’s Edition 2017 — Super Lawyers.  Associates, Hindy Dym and Jennifer Insley-Pruitt, were listed in the New York Women’s Edition 2017— Rising Stars.

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Five FZLZ partners were selected for the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.  Roger Zissu, for the 25th consecutive year, is listed in both the Copyright Law, and Litigation – Intellectual Property categories; Richard Lehv, for the tenth consecutive year, has been selected for Copyright and Trademark Law, as well as the Litigation – Intellectual Property category; Allison Strickland Ricketts, chosen for three consecutive years, for Trademark Law; John Margiotta is named for the second year for Copyright Law; and, Craig Mende also selected for the second year for Litigation – Intellectual Property. Visit Site >>
FZLZ is counted in the Top 5 of best U.S. law firms for female attorneys in the 20-149 lawyer category.  According to Law360’s survey of more than 300 U.S. firms, “the firms on this list are outpacing their peers in breaking down the old boys’ club and moving the industry toward a more inclusive status quo.” Visit Site >>
As a sponsor of MIP International Women’s Leadership Forum 2017 held in New York City on June 8, 2017, Fross Zelnick partner Laura Popp-Rosenberg and associate Amanda Agati participated in a discussion on International Trademark Disputes: Challenges and Strategies, along with fellow panelists, Ainslee Schreiber, former Vice President and Associate Counsel, Starwood Hotels, Lesley Matty, Counsel, Tiffany & Co., and Carole Klinger, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, ANN Inc.  The panel specifically addressed launching brands into new markets and leveraging rights in cross border disputes, among other topics.   Next stop Palo Alto, Wednesday, June 21st, then NYC, Friday, June 23, 2017, for MIP’s Global Trademark Roadshow.  Please join David Donahue, moderator, and Nadine Jacobson, speaker, as they address current issues and challenges in international trademark protection and enforcement.  Please join us by registering here.   Read More

Recent Cases

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