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Tamar Niv Bessinger

Practice Description
As Counsel at Fross Zelnick, Tamar’s practice focuses on U.S. trademark searching, filing, and enforcement, with a sophisticated understanding of strategic issues in worldwide portfolios. Tamar advises clients on trademark clearance and avoiding conflicts, while providing creative and cost-effective solutions. In addition to prosecuting more than 900 trademark applications, Tamar drafts and advises on license agreements, acquisition agreements, coexistence agreements, and contract manufacturing agreements. She has particular experience with clients in the fields of personal care products, beauty, jewelry, fashion and merchandise, including luxury brands. Tamar also works with communications and entertainment companies, and advises on social media and copyright issues. Tamar has been a speaker at trademark industry events and writes articles on topics including trademark search strategies and ethics issues in trademark law.

University of Pennsylvania (B.A., summa cum laude, 1994), Phi Beta Kappa, Benjamin Franklin Scholar; New York University School of Law (J.D., 1997). Staff Member, Annual Survey of American Law, 1995-1996.

Professional Activities
Member: The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Member, Art Law Committee, 1998-2000); New York Women's Bar Association.

New York State
United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern District of New York

Speaking Engagements
October 2004: "Ethics Issues in Searching Trademarks And Offering Opinions," New York State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section Meeting.
May 2005: "Trademark Opinion Basics," AIPLA Spring Meeting

Published Works

"Ethics in the Trademark Arena," INTA Trademark Administration 2016

INTA member may view the entire chapter here.

Brain Drain: Intellectual Property and How To Protect It

Interview on Meetings Radio, Event Talk With Beth Shubert, May 2005

Trademark Opinion Basics

AIPLA 2005 Spring Meeting

Do Not be Afraid to Search

Managing Intellectual Property, April 2005

Ethics Issues in Searching Trademarks and Offering Opinions

New York State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section Meeting, October 2004

A Variety of Weapons Against Counterfeits

Managing Intellectual Property