Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu PC

Intellectual Property Department

New York
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What the team is known for Stalwart IP boutique excelling in a number of areas including anticounterfeiting, trademarks and copyrights. Also retains particularly notable strength in the protection of design rights, with a recognized capacity to prosecute, maintain and enforce its clients' IP rights. Experienced in online issues including domain name disputes.

Strengths According to one market insider "it is a powerhouse firm with a breadth of practice."

One client states:"Every one of the attorneys I have dealt with has been brilliant, practical and a strategic thinker," adding: "They understand our company, so their advice and recommendations are tailored to us."

Other clients say: "We call on the team for big-ticket items because the lawyers can cover all areas of trademark and copyright to licensing and contract issues."

Work highlights Acted for Royal Crown Company and Dr Pepper / Seven Up in a federal circuit appeal against Coca-Cola, in a case regarding the use of the word 'zero', and whether it is protected as a trademark for zero-calorie drinks.

Notable practitioners

James Weinberger maintains a broad litigation practice which frequently sees him act in disputes involving trademarks and trade dress and secrets for an impressive client base of household-name companies. Interviewees consider him "a really good lawyer who is precise, hard-working and intelligent."

Richard Lehv is an experienced IP litigator with significant depth of expertise across a range of complex disputes. His diverse client base includes companies in sectors such as consumer goods and media and entertainment.