Overview

When sophisticated companies need to enforce or defend their intellectual property, they turn to Fross Zelnick

According to surveys of in-house and outside counsel in our field, Fross Zelnick is considered the premier firm in the world for trademark, copyright, design patent and unfair competition law, and we are arguably the largest law firm in the world dealing exclusively with this subject matter.

Fross Zelnick has, since its founding, adhered to its singular mission of helping clients protect and defend intellectual property assets. The firm has selectively added lawyers whose knowledge, creativity and judgment goes well beyond that of practitioners who do not dedicate themselves exclusively to our areas of law.

Our lawyers consistently apply their knowledge and sophistication internationally to analyze complex IP issues and counsel clients effectively. Our litigation attorneys have an extensive published track record of U.S. federal court trial and appeal successes enforcing and defending our client's IP assets, many of which are key precedents in our field. This combination of counseling and litigation strengths, focused exclusively on IP assets in the U.S. and throughout the world, has proven to be a winning strategy for both our firm and our clients.

Litigate Intellectual Property Rights
Fross Zelnick stands alone in the top tier of trademark and copyright litigation firms in the U.S. Our reputation for successful litigation often leads to settling disputes without court proceedings. When litigation is unavoidable, our litigators know how to fight for clients and win. Internationally, Fross Zelnick has wide experience in foreign and multi-country trademark and copyright litigation and a history of success in recapturing pirated well-known marks.

Register Trademarks, Copyrights and Design Patents
Fross Zelnick is consistently among the top filers of U.S. trademark applications. We can register your trademarks, copyrights and design patents. Our specialized knowledge in this area means that we know how to get the job done efficiently and obtain rights that will stand up in court.

Combat Counterfeiting
We are highly experienced in anti-counterfeiting and enforcement matters. Fross Zelnick has developed sophisticated and cost-effective enforcement programs for our clients to prevent the importation, sale and distribution of a wide variety of infringing or counterfeit products including apparel, footwear, cosmetics and luxury goods. Included in these programs is the recordal of relevant intellectual property rights with Customs in the U.S. and internationally.

Manage Global Portfolios
We are known for providing expert global intellectual property management. Working closely with our select network of foreign counsel, Fross Zelnick protects intellectual property rights in the U.S. and throughout the world. Our experience enables us to identify, protect and defend your rights under copyright, trademark, trade dress, design patent, trade secret and related laws.

Negotiate IP Transactions
Whether you are buying or selling an entire business or part of a portfolio, Fross Zelnick can negotiate licenses and related agreements that safeguard your business and legal interests. We conduct due diligence reviews for mergers, acquisitions and other corporate ventures, and record the corporate changes against your IP registrations worldwide once the deal is done.

Protect Characters and Celebrities
For decades Fross Zelnick lawyers have protected famous entertainment characters through sophisticated copyright protection strategies and enforcement against infringers. We have also retrieved numerous infringing or disparaging trademarks and domain names for celebrities and litigated high-profile cases involving the unauthorized use of well-known names and likenesses.

Conquer the Internet
Internet law is evolving as rapidly as the medium itself and much of it is rooted in trademark and copyright law. Our lawyers litigate Uniform Dispute Resolution proceedings (UDRPs) against cybersquatters, advise on worldwide domain name registration and disputes, monitor the web for infringements, negotiate linking and key word agreements, draft privacy policies, and develop strategies for policing and protecting IP rights on the Internet.