United States: National United States: New York Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC

Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC is considered a trademark and copyright powerhouse by IP practitioners around the globe. Leading brand owners and content providers in almost every industry call on Fross Zelnick’s team of more than 45 specialised lawyers for cost-effective counselling, prosecution and litigation expertise. Consistently ranked at the top level in global surveys of in-house counsel and law firms, Fross Zelnick provides sophisticated legal advice to in-house IP legal departments, executive officers and early-stage founders on developing, protecting and enforcing brand and design portfolios. The firm is also recognised for its long track record in design patents, publicity rights, anti-counterfeiting, cybersquatting and unfair competition law.

We offer clients comparable strength in both US and international work (a rarity in our field) and maintain active relationships with leading practitioners around the globe. As such, we are uniquely positioned to help owners of worldwide trademark portfolios to establish, maintain, protect and make profitable use of their trademark rights. All of our attorneys are trademark experts and in-depth specialists in at least one area of trademark and unfair competition law.

Litigate IP rights

Fross Zelnick stands alone in the top tier of trademark and copyright litigation firms in the United States. Our reputation for successful litigation often leads to disputes being settled without court proceedings. When litigation is unavoidable, our litigators know how to fight for clients and win. Internationally, Fross Zelnick has broad experience in foreign and multi-country trademark and copyright litigation, and has a history of success in recapturing pirated well-known marks.

Register trademarks, copyrights and

design patents

Fross Zelnick is consistently among the top filers of US trademark applications. We register our clients’ trademarks, copyrights and design patents. Our specialised knowledge in this area means that we know how to get the job done efficiently and obtain rights that will stand up in court.

Combat counterfeiting

Fross Zelnick is highly experienced in anti-counterfeiting and enforcement matters. We have developed sophisticated, cost-effective enforcement programmes for our clients to prevent the import, sale and distribution of a wide variety of infringing or counterfeit products, including apparel, footwear, cosmetics and luxury goods. These programmes include the recordal of relevant IP rights with Customs in the United States and internationally.

Manage global portfolios

We are known for providing expert global IP management. Working closely with our select network of foreign counsel, Fross Zelnick protects IP rights in the United States and throughout the world. Our experience enables us to identify, protect and defend clients’ rights under copyright, trademark, trade dress, design patent, trade secret and related laws.

Negotiate IP transactions

Whether a client is buying or selling an entire business or part of a portfolio, Fross Zelnick negotiates licences and related agreements that safeguard our clients’ business and legal interests. We conduct due diligence reviews for mergers and acquisitions, as well as other corporate ventures, and record the corporate changes against our clients’ IP registrations worldwide once the deal is complete.

Protect characters and celebrities

For decades, Fross Zelnick lawyers have protected famous entertainment characters through sophisticated copyright protection strategies and enforcement against infringers. We have also retrieved numerous infringing or disparaging trademarks and domain names for celebrities, and litigated high-profile cases involving the unauthorised use of well-known names and likenesses.

Conquer the Internet

Internet law is evolving as rapidly as the medium itself and much of it is rooted in trademark and copyright law. Our lawyers litigate Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy proceedings against cybersquatters; advise on worldwide domain name registration and disputes; monitor the Internet for infringement; negotiate linking and keyword agreements; draft privacy policies; and develop strategies for policing and protecting IP rights online.

Contact details

Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC
4 Times Square
17th Floor
New York NY 10036
United States

E: fzlz@frosszelnick.com
T: +1 212 813 5900
F: +1 212 813 5901
W: www.frosszelnick.com

Professional contacts

Lydia Gobena, Partner
E: lgobena@fzlz.com

Nadine Jacobson, Partner
E: njacobson@fzlz.com

Peter Silverman, Partner
E: psilverman@fzlz.com

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Sample client list

  • Chanel
  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • Gap
  • Honeywell
  • Major League Baseball
  • Spectrum Brands
  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts
  • Tiffany & Co
  • Vevo
  • Warner Bros Entertainment

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