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08.15.16 The Best Lawyers in America© 23rd Edition Ranks Fross Zelnick Tier 1 in U.S. and New York

In addition to the Tier 1 designation for Copyright and Trademark Law in the U.S., and Tier 1 in Copyright and Trademark Law and Intellectual Property Litigation in New York by The Best Lawyers in America, partners, Richard Lehv, John Margiotta, Craig Mende, Allison S. Ricketts and Roger Zissu, were selected to the 2017 Best Lawyers List.

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07.15.16 Susan Douglass Selected For Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders 2017

Susan Douglass named one of only four practitioners selected from the U.S. in the publication’s upcoming inaugural edition.

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07.13.16 Women in Business Law Expert Guide Nominates Four Partners

Susan Douglass, Janet Hoffman, Nadine Jacobson, and Barbara Solomon are listed among the leading trademark practitioners worldwide.

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06.15.16 The Legal 500 United States 2016 names Fross Zelnick a Tier 1 Firm for Trademarks: Litigation and Non-Contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)

Described by the publication as “outstanding” and noted for its “full spectrum of trial, appellate and TTAB litigation,” as well as its “U.S. trademark prosecution expertise,” special mention was made of firm attorneys, Cara Boyle, David Donahue, David Ehrlich, Mark Engelmann, Richard Lehv, Laura Popp-Rosenberg, Barbara Solomon, and James Weinberger. Included in the “leading lawyers” list were Roger Zissu for Intellectual Property – Copyright, Barbara Solomon for Intellectual Property – Trademarks – Litigation, David Ehrlich and Mark Engelmann for Intellectual Property – Trademarks – non-contentious.

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06.07.16 Chambers USA 2016 Ranks Fross Zelnick Band 1 in Both Nationwide and New York Categories

Praised as a “stalwart IP boutique” providing “top-notch” expertise and service in the areas of “anticounterfeiting, trademarks and copyrights,” Chambers USA 2016 makes special mention of Fross Zelnick’s Susan Upton Douglass as “a true expert,” James Weinberger as “a go-to guy” for IP litigation, “legendary” Roger Zissu for his “distinguished career specializing in copyright law” and “well-respected” Richard Lehv’s “litigation expertise.” Highlighted work included DC Comics and Universal Music Group.

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06.01.16 FZLZ named "Ceiling Smasher" by Law360

LAW 360 listed Fross Zelnick as a “Ceiling Smasher” for being one of the top twenty-five best U.S. law firms for female partners. 37.5 percent of the firm’s partners are women, compared to the national average of 22 percent for law firms in general, and 19 percent for IP boutiques. In an April 18, 2016 article, the publication quoted Lydia Gobena, who attributed the firm’s success to “a team mentality.”

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05.31.16 Fross Zelnick awarded "Firm of the Year – Northeast"

The "Firm of the Year–Northeast" award for Trademark Prosecution was presented to Fross Zelnick by Managing Intellectual Property. In addition, the MIP 2016 IP Stars Handbook ranks the firm in the First Tier of law firms in the Trademark Prosecution, Trademark Contentious, and Copyright categories in the United States. Individually listed as IP Stars were Lawrence Apolzon, Cara Boyle, Carlos Cucurella, David Donahue, Mark Engelmann, Nadine Jacobson, John Margiotta, Craig Mende, Barbara Solomon, Allison Strickland Ricketts, James Weinberger, and Roger Zissu.

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04.11.16 Fross Zelnick Awarded Trademarks Firm of the Year by Who's Who Legal 2016 for Eleventh Consecutive Year

On April 11, 2016, Lydia Gobena and David Donahue proudly accepted Fross Zelnick's award for Trademark's Firm of the Year at the third annual Who's Who Legal 2016 awards ceremony held in New York City. The ceremony celebrated leaders in the global legal market, and generously contributed all proceeds from the event to the Swawou School in Kenema, Sierra Leone which provides free quality education to disadvantaged girls.

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04.01.16 Chambers Global 2016 names Fross Zelnick to Band 1 in U.S. and New York

Designated as Band 1 Nationwide in the Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets category, as well as in the New York Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Copyright category by Chambers Global 2016. Special mention was made of Susan Upton Douglass (“commended for her handling of Trademark Trial and Appeal Board oppositions”), and Roger Zissu (“copyright guru . . . well known for trying and winning significant cases concerning content in all media”).

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07.23.15 FZLZ Leads the Pack in Who’s Who Legal Trademarks 2015

Of 911 lawyers from 473 firms and 82 countries, Fross Zelnick leads the way in Who’s Who Legal Trademarks 2015, with sixteen lawyers recognized, “reflecting the high level of expertise possessed by its practitioners…,” including Susan Douglass, “easily one of the leading trademark lawyers in the US.”

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07.01.15 FZLZ awarded Gold Tier by 2015 World Trademark Review 1000

Named Gold Tier nationally, as well as New York for Prosecution and Strategy, WTR cites FZLZ’s “combination of substantive knowledge and litigation savvy that makes it such an amazing firm.”

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07.01.15 Chambers 2015 names Fross Zelnick to Band 1 in both Nationwide and New York categories

Designated as Band 1 Nationwide in the Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets category, as well as in the New York Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Copyright category. Roger Zissu, “copyright guru,” “terrific” James Weinberger, and Richard Lehv’s “flourishing practice,” all receive special mention.

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07.01.15 MIP’s 2015 IP Stars’ National Analysis awards FZLZ Tier 1 across the board in Copyright, Trade Mark Prosecution and Trade Mark Contentious

Praising FZLZ as “the total package,” the publication goes on to say, “Clients turn to Fross Zelnick professionals when the stakes are high," while singling out Lawrence Apolzon, Cara Boyle, Carlos Cucurella, David Donahue, Mark Engelmann, Nadine Jacobson, John Margiotta, Craig Mende, Allison Strickland Ricketts, Barbara Solomon, James Weinberger, Roger Zissu as Fross Zelnick's 2015 IP Stars.

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05.11.15 Karen Lim and Jason Jones contribute the U.S. Chapter to The International Comparative Legal Guide to Trademarks 2015

The chapter provides an overview of United States law concerning trademark subsistence, ownership, and enforcement, among other trademark-related topics. This article appeared in the 2015 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Trade Marks; published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London.

05.10.15 David Donahue and Jason Jones featured in the May 2015 issue of Managing Intellectual Property

David Donahue and Jason Jones explain the recent U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in B&B Hardware, Inc. v Hargis Industries, Inc. in the MIP May 2015 edition.