Shareholder at McAndrews, Held & Malloy
Ronald DiCerbo is a shareholder at McAndrews. He is active in all aspects of the firm’s IP practice, with a particular emphasis on trademark and design rights. Mr DiCerbo’s clients include Fortune 500 companies, mid-size and smaller businesses, non-profits and individuals.
Based on over 20 years of experience, Mr DiCerbo provides clients with the optimal approach to protecting their intellectual property in the United States and internationally. By replacing the traditional model of prosecuting trademark and design rights with a proactive approach, he has helped his clients decrease the number of objections they receive and the number of infringements they must address. Mr DiCerbo’s approach emphasises comprehensive due diligence and focuses on strategic design patent, trademark and/or copyright filings.
Mr DiCerbo personally guides clients through the selection, protection and enforcement of trademark and design rights. He helps clients evaluate and assess the risk associated with the adoption and use of a trademark or design in the United States and worldwide. Next, utilising unique knowledge of US and international IP laws, he works with the client to develop a strategy for obtaining design patent, trademark and/or copyright protection for a trademark or design. By completing those first two steps, clients are in an advantageous position to protect their IP rights.
Mr DiCerbo has represented clients in state and federal litigation; USPTO Trademark Trial and Appeals Board proceedings; and in proceedings before trademark offices in Europe, Australia and South Africa. His litigation experience includes due diligence review of IP rights, pre-litigation dispute resolution, discovery, claim construction, and trial and appellate practice.
Mr DiCerbo is also active in providing pro bono legal assistance to clients in all areas of art, culture, media and entertainment.
Mr DiCerbo received bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and chemical engineering from SUNY Buffalo in 1992. He was a chemical engineer for FMC Corporation for five years, in the industrial chemicals and phosphorus chemicals groups. He then attended John Marshall Law School and received his JD in 2000.