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Firm Profile

Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu PC

Firm Profile

New York

  • Profile
  • 4 Times Square
  • 17th Floor
  • New York
  • New York
  • USA
  • NY 10036

Firm profile submitted by Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu PC


Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C. was founded in New York in 1969 by a group of leading lawyers who set out to challenge the business model of traditional intellectual property firms by providing the highest level of trademark and copyright advice at a competitive cost. Today, Fross Zelnick is a law firm of 46 attorneys, whose practice areas include domestic and international trademark, copyright, design patent and unfair competition law. According to surveys of in-house and outside counsel, Fross Zelnick are considered the premier firm in the world in their field, and are probably the largest law firm dealing exclusively with this subject matter. The firm’s lawyers are also consistently recognized by numerous publications around the world as experts in the field.

Number of partners: 25

Litigate Intellectual Property Rights:
Fross Zelnick stands alone in the top tier of trademark and copyright litigation firms in the US. Their reputation for successful litigation often leads to settling disputes without court proceedings. When litigation is unavoidable, their litigators know how to fight for clients and win. Internationally, Fross Zelnick has wide experience in foreign and multicountry trademark and copyright litigation and a history of success in recapturing pirated well-known marks.

Register Trademarks, Copyrights & Design Patents:
Fross Zelnick is consistently among the top filers of US trademark applications. They can register their clients’ trademarks, copyrights and design patents. The firm’s specialized knowledge in this area means that they know how to get the job done efficiently and obtain rights that will stand up in court.

Manage Global Portfolios:
The firm is known for providing expert global intellectual property management. Working closely with their select network of foreign counsel, Fross Zelnick protects intellectual property rights in the US and throughout the world. The firm’s experience enables them to identify, protect and defend their clients’ rights under copyright, trademark, trade dress, design patent, trade secret and related laws.

Combat Counterfeiting:
The firm is highly experienced in anti-counterfeiting and enforcement matters. Fross Zelnick has developed sophisticated and cost-effective enforcement programs for their clients to prevent the importation, sale and distribution of a wide variety of infringing or counterfeit products including apparel, footwear, cosmetics and luxury goods. Included in these programs is the recordal of relevant intellectual property rights with Customs in the US and internationally.

Negotiate IP Transactions:
Whether a client is buying or selling an entire business or part of a portfolio, Fross Zelnick can negotiate licenses and related agreements that safeguard their clients’ business and legal interests. They conduct due diligence reviews for mergers, acquisitions and other corporate ventures, and record the corporate changes against their clients’ IP registrations worldwide once the deal is done.

Protection of Characters & Celebrities:
For decades Fross Zelnick lawyers have protected famous entertainment characters through sophisticated copyright protection strategies and enforcement against infringers.They have also retrieved numerous infringing or disparaging trademarks and domain names for celebrities and litigated high-profile cases involving the unauthorized 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. The firm’s lawyers litigate Uniform Dispute Resolution proceedings (UDRPs) against cybersquatters, advise on worldwide domain name registration and disputes, monitor the web for infringements, negotiate linking and key word agreements, draft privacy policies, and develop strategies for policing and protecting IP rights on the Internet.

Contacts:
Ron Lehrman (General), Roger Zissu (US litigation), Lawrence Apolzon (US counselling and prosecution), and Peter Silverman (International counselling, prosecution and litigation).

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