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United States: Intellectual property

Copyright - ranked: tier 2

Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C.

Boutique Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C. in New York is highly regarded for its copyright advisory work in the entertainment industry. James Weinberger, Roger Zissu and David Donahue are particularly recommended. The team counsels major motion picture studios on copyright protection, handles music licensing deals and assists with enforcement actions against online infringements. It also advises on author-publisher agreements, e-book rights and has niche expertise regarding ownership of literary characters and related infringement issues. Clients include the Alexander and Mabel Bell Legacy Foundation, DC Comics, and Warner Bros Entertainment.

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Roger Zissu - Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C.

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Trademarks: litigation
Trademarks: litigation - ranked: tier 2

Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C.

The ‘excellent’ boutique Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C. in New York covers the full spectrum of trial, appellate and TTAB litigation and has experience across a broad range of industry sectors. Recent work includes representing Aquazzura Italia in a trade dress infringement suit against Ivanka Trump regarding two shoe designs, acting for Robert Kirkman as plaintiff in a trademark infringement and dilution action against Phillip Theodorou regarding the defendant’s use of the mark ‘The Walking Dead’, and the successful defense of The Gap against a claim by Hoop Culture regarding alleged infringement of its ‘Eat...Sleep...Ball.’ trademark. The team also represents Royal Crown and Dr Pepper/Seven Up in an ongoing dispute with Coca-Cola regarding the latter’s right to register ‘Zero’ and various Zero-formative marks for soft drinks. Other clients include Becton Dickinson, Cartier, Chanel, Hewlett-Packard, Fatboy, Estee Lauder, Tiffany and Warner Bros. Barbara Solomon, Richard Lehv, James Weinberger and Laura Popp-Rosenberg are recommended.

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Barbara Solomon - Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C.

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Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)
Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing) - ranked: tier 1

Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C.

The ‘excellent’ boutique Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C. in New York is highly regarded for its US trademark prosecution expertise. The team has extensive experience protecting global brands and does anti-counterfeiting work for clients in a variety of industries, including the entertainment, luxury goods, pharmaceuticals and financial services sectors. It also has particular expertise in the registration of non-traditional marks. For example, the firm assisted Lego to obtain a trademark registration for the 3D configuration of the Lego toy figure and subsequently recorded it with US Customs for actions against the importation of knock-offs. Other clients include DC Comics, Hewlett-Packard, Forbes, IBM, Chanel, Estee Lauder, Spectrum Brands, Tiffany, Honeywell and Warner Bros. The team also provides pro bono IP services to Lawyers Without Borders. Recommended lawyers include David Ehrlich, Mark Engelmann, David Donahue, James Weinberger and Cara Boyle.

Leading lawyers

David Ehrlich - Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C.

Mark Engelmann - Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C.

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