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 Clients say: "The firm provides consistently excellent quality work and has a deep bench of trademark and copyright expertise."

Work highlights Defended DC Comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment for the use of the character name 'Bumblebee' on Teen Titans action figures. The plaintiff, Hasbro, brought the claim regarding the trademarked 'Bumblebee' Transformers character.

Notable practitioners

James Weinberger is an experienced IP litigator skilled at handling a range of high-value trademark and copyright disputes. Impressed client remark: "He is highly regarded due to his very good real-world advice; he understands what is important and helps craft good solutions."

Richard Lehv is well versed handling an array of complex IP disputes, including trademark and copyright infringement matters. He is noted for his considerable experience at district and federal court level as well as before the USPTO.

Roger Zissu has a wealth of experience handling a broad range of trademark, copyright and unfair competition disputes. He offers particular expertise in media and entertainment matters.

The "very knowledgeable" Susan Upton Douglass is recognized for her considerable experience advising on complex trademark portfolio management and development matters.