December 2014

News & Press

WE ARE PLEASED TO REPORT THAT FROSS ZELNICK was recognized as an internationally leading trademark firm in the December 2014 World Trademark Review WTR 1000 Preview. The publication stated that the firm “is regarded by many as the world’s premier trademark outfit,” with 16 individuals recommended in the New York tables of the WTR 1000, “the most, by a substantial margin, of any firm in any single section of the guide,” with special mentions of SUSAN UPTON DOUGLASS (“key contact on prosecution matters”) and ROGER ZISSU (“go-to lawyer for both plaintiffs and defendants in litigation”). Described as “equally proficient on US and international matters,” the firm was recognized as “ideally placed to advise companies with worldwide portfolios.”

WE ARE PLEASED TO REPORT that 20 of our attorneys received mention in the Super Lawyers New York Metro 2014 “Top Attorneys in the New York Metro area.” Noted for Intellectual Property were Partners LAWRENCE APOLZON, SUSAN DOUGLASS, DAVID EHRLICH, MARK ENGELMANN, JANET HOFFMAN, NADINE JACOBSON, RON LEHRMAN and JOHN MARGIOTTA. Partners DAVID DONAHUE, RICHARD LEHV, CRAIG MENDE, BARBARA SOLOMON, JAMES WEINBERGER, and ROGER ZISSU, and Associate, ANNA LEIPSIC, were listed for Intellectual Property Litigation. Featured as “Rising Stars” in Intellectual Property were Partners CARLOS CUCURELLA and KAREN LIM, and Associate STACY WU, with Associates JASON JONES and HINDY DYM listed under Intellectual Property Litigation. View original listing here.

WE ARE ALSO PLEASED TO REPORT that four of our partners – SUSAN DOUGLASS, JANET HOFFMAN, NADINE JACOBSON and BARBARA SOLOMON – were included in the 2014 edition of Women in Business Law – The Expert Guides. View original listing here.

PARTNER LAWRENCE APOLZON was quoted in an October 14, 2014 World Trademark Review article on the benefits and drawbacks of extending International Registrations to the U.S. under the Madrid Protocol versus domestic U.S. filings. The article can be found here.

PARTNER DAVID DONAHUE contributed the United States chapter to The International Comparative Legal Guide: Copyright 2015, published by Global Legal Group Ltd., London ( David’s chapter provides an overview of United States law concerning copyright subsistence, ownership, enforcement and exploitation, among other copyright-related topics. To view the chapter, please click here.

PARTNER RICHARD LEHV spoke on “Recent U.S. Trademark Law Developments” at the 14th International Trademark Conference, at the European Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market, in Alicante, Spain, October 23-24, 2014.

PARTNER KAREN LIM moderated the panel What Did You Just Call Me?!Disparagement Under the Lanham Act at the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Convention in Scottsdale, Arizona, on November 7, 2014. The discussion focused on the efforts of all-Asian American band, The Slants, to register its name as a trademark before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the band’s appeal of the USPTO’s refusal which is pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

PARTNER JAMES WEINBERGER was quoted in an October 5, 2014 New York Times article about litigation over trademark rights in the word “how.” The article can be found here.