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).
Member of Fross Zelnick litigation department named "Top Trademark Litigation Team" in the United States by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine in 1999; Recognized in the 2004, 2006 and 2008 editions of Guide to the World's Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners, published by Euromoney Legal Media Group; Included in the list of New York Super Lawyers in Intellectual Property by "New York Super Lawyers 2006 - Manhattan Edition," "New York Super Lawyers 2007 - Metro Edition," "New York Super Lawyers 2008 - Metro Edition," and "New York Super Lawyers - Corporate Counsel Edition." Recognized in the trademark litigation and dispute resolution category in the 2006-2007 edition of the Legal 500 US Guide.
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
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.