CHAMBERS USA 2017 ranked Fross Zelnick in Band 1 for Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets, describing the firm as a "[s]talwart IP boutique excelling in . . . anticounterfeiting, trademarks and copyrights," and also noting our strength in the protection of design rights. Interviewees remarked that the firm's lawyers "really are experts" and "great listeners." ROGER ZISSU ("enjoys 'a lot of respect' in the industry") was named a Senior Statesman, and SUSAN UPTON DOUGLASS ("very accomplished"), RICHARD LEHV ("well known and respected"), and JAMES WEINBERGER ("litigates across the trademark and copyright spectrum") were recognized as Leading Individuals
MANAGING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY listed Fross Zelnick in Tier 1 for Copyright in the United States in its 2017 "IP Stars" rankings. The firm's Tier 1 rankings for Trademark Prosecution and Trademark Contentious were announced in our March 2017 newsletter. The publication also named LARRY APOLZON a "Patent Star," and ALLISON STRICKLAND RICKETTS in its worldwide list of Top 250 Women in IP.
FINANCE MONTHLY LAW AWARDS 2017 named Fross Zelnick "Trademark – Law Firm of the Year – USA."
SUSAN UPTON DOUGLASS spoke on the panel "In All Honesty: How to Navigate Ethical Issues in Trademark Investigations" at the program On Your Marks: Frontline Issues in Trademark and Advertising Law, hosted by the New York City Bar Association on April 24, 2017.
ERICA GOULD presented "The Cuban Riddle, What's Next?" at the program Fashion Law in Latin America: Current Challenges for U.S.-Based Fashion Companies Doing Business in LATAM, hosted by Cardozo Law School on March 23, 2017.
CRAIG MENDE moderated the panel "The Answer is Not Always 'It Depends:' Fair Use and Freedom of Expression Under Copyright and Identity Rights Laws" at the May 2017 INTA Annual Meeting in Barcelona.