September 2016

News & Press

WE ARE PLEASED TO REPORT THAT the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, released on August 15, 2016, ranked Fross Zelnick in Tier 1 for Copyright and Trademark Law in the U.S., and in Tier 1 for Copyright and Trademark Law and Intellectual Property Litigation in New York. The publication specifically mentioned RICHARD LEHV, JOHN MARGIOTTA, CRAIG MENDE, ALLISON S. RICKETTS, and ROGER ZISSU.

CHAMBERS USA 2016 listed Fross Zelnick in Band 1 for Trademark & Copyright in the U.S. and in New York, describing the firm as a “stalwart IP boutique excelling in a number of areas” including trademark, copyright, and design patents. Special mentions were made of SUSAN DOUGLASS (“true expert in trademark prosecution”), RICHARD LEHV (“well-respected” and “recommended for his litigation expertise”), JAMES WEINBERGER (“practical and shrewd” and “go-to-guy for IP litigation”), and ROGER ZISSU (a “legendary” practitioner who enjoys a “fantastic reputation” for a “distinguished career specializing in copyright law”).

THE LEGAL 500 United States 2016 named Fross Zelnick in Tier 1 for Trademarks: non-contentious and Trademarks: litigation, and in Tier 2 for Copyright nationwide. The publication praised the firm as “outstanding,” and commended its expertise in U.S. trademark prosecution, protection of global brands, experience in the full spectrum of trial, appellate, and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) litigation, and advisory work in the areas of author-publisher agreements, music licensing, and online infringements. DAVID EHRLICH, MARK ENGELMANN, BARBARA SOLOMON, and ROGER ZISSU were named to the “Leading Lawyers” list, the publication’s guide to outstanding lawyers nationwide. Specific mentions were also made of CARA BOYLE, DAVID DONAHUE, LAURA POPP-ROSENBERG, and JAMES WEINBERGER.

WHO’S WHO LEGAL: THOUGHT LEADERS listed SUSAN DOUGLASS in its inaugural edition as one of only four practitioners selected from the U.S.

WOMEN IN BUSINESS LAW, 6th Edition, named BARBARA SOLOMON, SUSAN DOUGLASS, JANET HOFFMAN, and NADINE JACOBSON among the leading trademark practitioners worldwide.

LAW 360 listed Fross Zelnick eighth in its May 2016 list of “Top 50 Firms for Minority Equity Partners.” Minority partners—comprising three partially Hispanic, one African-American, and one Asian—comprise 20.8% of the firm’s equity partnership, as compared to a national average of 7.58% at all firms surveyed.

RICHARD LEHV published an article entitled “How to Prove Third-Party Trademark Use” in the Spring-Summer 2016 edition of Bright Ideas, a publication of the Intellectual Property Section of the New York State Bar Association.