Litigation for plaintiffs and defendants and counseling on broad spectrum of copyright, unfair competition and trademark issues relating to ownership and infringement of: literary and graphic characters; motion pictures; fiction and non-fiction literary works; television programming; scientific, instructional and educational testing materials; music; artworks and trademarks and trademark concurrent use agreements. Preparation and negotiation of contracts and licensing in all areas, including mergers and acquisitions, author/publisher agreements for books, commissioned artworks and purchase/sale of works of art.
Dartmouth College (A.B., summa cum laude, 1960, Phi Beta Kappa); University of Paris, Sorbonne and Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Paris, France, 1958-1959; Harvard Law School (LL.B., cum laude, 1963). Member, Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, 1961-1963.
Member: The Copyright Society of the U.S.A. (President, 1992-1994; Trustee, 1981, 1983-1986, 1988; Treasurer, 1988-1989; Vice President, 1990-1992); The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Chairman, Committee on Copyright and Literary Property, 1989-1992; Member, 1970-1973 and 1986-1992; Committee on the Judiciary, 1995-1998, 2003); New York State and American (Member: Section of Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law; Committee on Authors, 1968-1971 and 1985-1989; Forum Committee on the Entertainment and Sports Industries, 1985; Chairman, Subcommittee on Individual Rights Arising Out of Joint Authorship, 1988-1989) Bar Associations; Federal Bar Council; Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (Board Member, 1987-1990); Law Clerk to Hon. John F. Dooling, Jr., U.S. District Judge, Eastern District of New York, 1963-1965.
Recipient in 2013 of Twelfth Annual American Inns of Court Professionalism Award in the Second Circuit; Listings in Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, New York Metro Super Lawyers (in 2012, 2007 in top 100), The Legal 500 U.S., World Trademarks Review 1000 (Gold), Managing Intellectual Property magazine, Who's Who Legal, Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who Legal Trademarks, and various other Who's Who publications.
State of New York, 1963
U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1965
U.S. Court of Appeals for Second Circuit, 1965
U.S. Court of Appeals for Ninth Circuit, 1999
U.S. Tax Court, 1972
United States Supreme Court, 1974
U.S. District Court for Northern District of New York, 1989