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

Firm and Individuals Earn Top Rankings in MIP’s 2018 IP Stars

Managing Intellectual Property gave its highest 2018 IP Stars rankings to Fross Zelnick: Tier 1 in the United States in the Copyright, Trademark Contentious and Trademark Prosecution categories, and Highly Recommended in New York in the Copyright, Trademark Contentious and Trademark Prosecution categories. For the third year in a row, partner Allison Strickland Ricketts was named to MIP’s list of the Top 250 Women in IP. Allison also was named a Global IP Star, as were partners Lawrence Apolzon, Cara Boyle, Carlos Cucurella, David Donahue, Nadine Jacobson, John Margiotta, Craig Mende, Barbara Solomon, and James Weinberger.

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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 Douglas, 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

Inter-IKEA Systems B.V. v. Akea, LLC
Asuragen, Inc. v. Accuragen, Inc.
Frida Kahlo Corporation v. Tupperware Corporation
Chanel, Inc. v. Makarczyk
Jack Wolfskin Ausrustung Fur Draussen GmbH & Co. KGAA v. New Millennium Sports, S.L.U.