Counseling in the areas of trademark, trade dress, copyright, false advertising, unfair competition, rights of privacy, rights of publicity, parody and Internet-related matters; advising on domain name issues, including litigating and adjudicating UDRP cases; litigation in the federal district courts and appellate courts; handling opposition and cancellation proceedings in the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board; negotiating and preparing various intellectual property agreements including consent agreements, co-existence agreements, assignments, licenses, and representation agreements; advising and counseling on issues concerning counterfeiting including online counterfeiting and customs issues; advising on and reviewing searches for the clearance and registration of trademarks.
Brown University (A.B., magna cum laude, 1981, Phi Beta Kappa); Harvard Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1984).
Member: The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Secretary, 1990-1992, Committee on Copyright and Literary Property). Speaker: Frequent lecturer on issues concerning the Internet, domain names, right of publicity, fair use and licensing. Appointments: WIPO panelist for cases brought under the UDRP; Adjunct Professor, Brooklyn Law School, 2004 (trademark law).
Who's Who Legal: Trademarks, 2017;
World Trademark Review WTR 1000: 2016, described as “tough negotiator with a high level of respect in the Bar;" and, 2015, as “really smart, hard-nosed and very knowledgeable;”
Super Lawyers: 2016 – 2006, including “Top Women Attorneys in New York,” 2016 – 2015; and, “New York Times Best Women Lawyers” Supplement, Intellectual Property Litigation, 2015;
Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars Handbook: 2016 – 2014;
The Legal 500: 2016 – 2015, recognized as "excellent" in the 2015 edition, and noted for "trademark litigation and dispute resolution," 2007 – 2006;
Women in Business Law: 2016 – 2013;
Who’s Who Legal 100: 2014 – 2013;
IP Law360: 2014, feature interview, "Female Powerbrokers;"
Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law: 2013, named a "leading practitioner in the field;"
Euromoney’s Guide to the World's Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners: 2008, 2006 and 2004;
Fross Zelnick litigation department named "Top Trademark Litigation Team" in the United States by Managing Intellectual Property: 1999.
New York State
United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Ninth, Eleventh and Federal Circuits
United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York
United States Supreme Court
Acted as trademark counsel in connection with sale of IBM's PC division to Lenovo; sale of IBM's Printed division to Ricoh; sale of Kraft Food's Post Cereal Division.