June 2015

News & Press

WE ARE PLEASED TO REPORT THAT MANAGING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY presented Fross Zelnick with "Firm of the Year" awards in the categories of Trademark Prosecution (National), Trademark Prosecution (Northeast), and Trademark Contentious (Northeast). The MIP 2015 IP Stars Handbook ranks the firm in the First Tier of law firms in the Trademark Prosecution, Trademark Contentious, and Copyright categories. The rankings may be viewed at MIP Handbook.

FROSS ZELNICK was honored as "Firm of the Year – Trademarks" by Who's Who Legal Awards 2015. Who's Who Legal 100 (2015) recognized the firm as the worldwide leading law firm in the trademarks field for the tenth consecutive time. Describing the firm as a "global leader" and "go-to" resource "for all matters pertaining to US and international trademark law," the publication also specifically mentioned the following individuals: STEPHEN BIGGER ("a 'prominent figure' in the US market"), DAVID DONAHUE ("exceptional litigator"), MARK ENGELMANN ("a 'real authority' on trademark clearance and enforcement strategy"), LYDIA GOBENA ("outstanding"), RONALD LEHRMAN ("incredibly gifted"), CRAIG MENDE ("superb"), and ROGER ZISSU ("a 'legend' of the US trademark bar").

FROSS ZELNICK was awarded the title of “Best Design Patent Firm – New York” in Acquisition International’s 2015 Intellectual Property Awards.

ALLISON STRICKLAND RICKETTS received a 2015 Client Choice award.

The March 2015 Super Lawyers New York Times Best Women Lawyers Supplement recognized SUSAN DOUGLASS, JANET HOFFMAN, NADINE JACOBSON, and BARBARA SOLOMON as Super Lawyers, and KAREN LIM, HINDY DYM, and STACY WU as Rising Stars.

LARRY APOLZON's article "Coming to America: a guide to extending registrations via the Madrid Protocol," was published in World Trademark Review Issue 54. The article may be viewed at World Trademark Review.

DAVID DONAHUE and JASON JONES co-authored the article "Supreme Court Rules on TTAB Preclusion," published in the May 2015 issue of Managing Intellectual Property. A .pdf of the article can be downloaded at Fross Zelnick Articles.

KAREN LIM and JASON JONES contributed the United States chapter to The International Comparative Legal Guide to Trademarks 2015 Edition, published by Global Legal Group, Ltd., London. Their chapter provides an overview of United States law governing trademark registration, enforcement, assignment, and licensing. A .pdf of the chapter may be downloaded at Fross Zelnick Articles.

LARRY APOLZON spoke on a panel on protecting design in the fashion and wearables industries at the 2015 Penn Intellectual Property Group Symposium at the University of Pennsylvania on March 19, 2015.

SUSAN DOUGLASS spoke on an April 7, 2015 panel sponsored by the International Trademark Association and addressed to U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officials and policy makers on the topic "Making Office Actions (Less) Work."

CHARLES WEIGELL gave a presentation on Design Patent Prosecution and Infringement to the Copyright Society of the USA on April 27, 2015.

RICHARD LEHV was quoted in The New York Times on May 11, 2015, on the legal question of whether the use of the hashtag symbol (#) next to a common phrase can turn that phrase into a trademark.