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08.15.17 FZLZ Partners Named in the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©

Five FZLZ partners were selected for the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.  Roger Zissu, for the 25th consecutive year, is listed in both the Copyright Law, and Litigation – Intellectual Property categories; Richard Lehv, for the tenth consecutive year, has been selected for Copyright and Trademark Law, as well as the Litigation – Intellectual Property category; Allison Strickland Ricketts, chosen for three consecutive years, for Trademark Law; John Margiotta is named for the second year for Copyright Law; and, Craig Mende also selected for the second year for Litigation – Intellectual Property.

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07.24.17 Law360’s 2017 "Glass Ceiling" Report Names FZLZ in Top 5

FZLZ is counted in the Top 5 of best U.S. law firms for female attorneys in the 20-149 lawyer category.  According to Law360’s survey of more than 300 U.S. firms, “the firms on this list are outpacing their peers in breaking down the old boys’ club and moving the industry toward a more inclusive status quo.”

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06.16.17 Fross Zelnick at MIP International Women’s Leadership Forum 2017

As a sponsor of MIP International Women’s Leadership Forum 2017 held in New York City on June 8, 2017, Fross Zelnick partner Laura Popp-Rosenberg and associate Amanda Agati participated in a discussion on International Trademark Disputes: Challenges and Strategies, along with fellow panelists, Ainslee Schreiber, former Vice President and Associate Counsel, Starwood Hotels, Lesley Matty, Counsel, Tiffany & Co., and Carole Klinger, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, ANN Inc.  The panel specifically addressed launching brands into new markets and leveraging rights in cross border disputes, among other topics.  

Next stop Palo Alto, Wednesday, June 21st, then NYC, Friday, June 23, 2017, for MIP’s Global Trademark Roadshow.  Please join David Donahue, moderator, and Nadine Jacobson, speaker, as they address current issues and challenges in international trademark protection and enforcement.  Please join us by registering here.  

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05.31.17 Legal 500 United States 2017 Ranks Fross Zelnick Tier 1 for Trademarks: Non-Contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)

Described as “excellent” by The Legal 500 U.S. 2017, the publication praises the firm for its “highly regarded U.S. trademark prosecution expertise… ; extensive experience protecting global brands… ; and, anti-counterfeiting work for clients in a variety of industries, including the entertainment, luxury goods, pharmaceuticals and financial services sectors.”  With “particular expertise in the registration of non-traditional marks,” Legal 500 U.S. 2017 mentions firm clients, such as, Lego, DC Comics, Hewlett-Packard, Forbes, IBM, Chanel, Estee Lauder, Spectrum Brands, Tiffany, Honeywell and Warner Bros.  “Recommended” partners include, David Ehrlich, David Donahue, James Weinberger and Cara Boyle.


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05.26.17 Ranked Tier 1 In Chambers USA 2017 For IP – Trademark And Copyright, Nationwide and NY

Recognized again for excellence in anticounterfeiting, trademarks and copyright, as well as the protection of design rights, interviewees describe the firm’s attorneys as “’great listeners’ with whom you can pick up the phone and get a straight answer.”  Featured as notable practitioners are the “very accomplished,” Susan Upton Douglas, “well known," Richard Lehv, the “experienced in unfair competition, false advertising and internet issues,” James Weinberger and Roger Zissu, noted for the “respect” he enjoys across the industry.  Work highlights include The Hoop Culture, Inc. v. The Gap, Inc.     

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02.07.17 Tier 1 Ranking Awarded by MIP’s 2017 IP Stars

FZLZ received Tier 1 ranking by MIP’s 2017 U.S. IP Stars in the Copyright and Trademark Contentious and Trademark Prosecution categories.

MIP notes that the firm “consistently ranks among the top filers of US trademark applications,” is “highly experienced” in enforcement matters, and has “a broad spectrum of clients” including many “household names.”

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01.23.17 Fross Zelnick Relocation Announcement

Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C. is proud to announce the relocation of its New York City headquarters to 4 Times Square, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10036, as of Monday, January 30, 2017. All phone and fax numbers, as well as email addresses, will remain the same -- only our street address has changed.

Our new offices at 4 Times Square place us in the heart of midtown Manhattan in an iconic 48-story building, also known as the Condé Nast Building. Located at key crossroads, on Broadway between 42nd and 43rd Streets, our offices are a short walk from such convenient transportation hubs as Grand Central Terminal, Penn Station and the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

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01.17.17 Awarded Gold Tier by 2017 World's Leading Trademark Professionals

WTR 1000 2017 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals again ranks Fross Zelnick in the “gold tier.” Described as a “stunning firm with strengths in all areas of trademark prosecution and litigation, domestic and international,” partners, James Weinberger, Janet Hoffman, Lydia Gobena, Lawrence Apolzon, Barbara Solomon, Carlos Cucurella, John Margiotta, Craig Mende, David Donahue, Richard Lehv, Roger Zissu, David Ehrlich, Mark Engelmann, Allison Strickland Ricketts, Nadine Jacobson, Cara Boyle, Susan Upton Douglass and Peter Silverman received special mention. “A truly impressive set-up,” Fross Zelnick counts “more individuals ranked in a single state than any other firm in the WTR 1000.”

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11.17.16 Roger Zissu Delivers Copyright Society of the U.S.A.'s Annual Donald C. Brace Memorial Lecture

Roger Zissu delivered the Copyright Society of the U.S.A.'s annual Donald C. Brace Memorial Lecture on November 17, 2016, joining an impressive list of judges, professors, and practitioners who have been selected to give this lecture in prior years. His talk, "Expanding Fair Use: The Trouble with Parody, the Case for Satire," urges the acceptance of satire as a positive purpose for the unauthorized use of a copyrighted work in fair use evaluation under Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act.

11.01.16 2017 “Best Law Firms" Ranks Fross Zelnick Tier 1 in National and Metropolitan Categories

Fross Zelnick receives National Tier 1 ranking in both Copyright and Trademark Law, and Metropolitan Tier 1 for New York City in Copyright, Litigation - Intellectual Property, and Trademark Law from the 2017 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms."

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09.21.16 16 Fross Zelnick Attorneys Named to the 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers® and ‘Rising Stars’ Lists

Sixteen Fross Zelnick attorneys were recognized by the 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List. Included in the New York Metro list are: Lawrence E. Apolzon, David A. Donahue, Susan Upton Douglass, David W. Ehrlich, Janet L. Hoffman, Nadine H. Jacobson, Richard Z. Lehv, John P. Margiotta, Craig S. Mende, Barbara A. Solomon, James D. Weinberger, and Roger L. Zissu. In addition, four Fross Zelnick attorneys have been named New York Metro Rising Stars: Hindy Dym, Jennifer Insley-Pruitt, Jason D. Jones, and Leo Kittay. Recognized in the Super Lawyer Women’s Edition are: Susan Upton Douglass, Janet L. Hoffman, Nadine H. Jacobson, Barbara A. Solomon, Hindy Dym, and Jennifer Insley-Pruitt.

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09.01.16 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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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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