Fross Zelnick is consistently recognized by clients and peers as one of the top IP law firms in the world. As important, many of our partners have been recognized year after year as the top lawyers in our field. Our extensive worldwide experience counseling leading companies in their IP acquisitions, licenses and disputes affords our clients a competitive advantage for global IP management.

Breaking New Ground in Character Rights

The Batmobile Stands on its Own

DC Comics obtained a decision in which a U.S. district court held that Batman’s famous Batmobile was protectable as a...

Expanding a Prestigious Brand Into New Territory

Tiffany Sparkles in Russia

As Tiffany expanded into Russia during the last several years, it sought measures to further protect its internationally...

Preserving Royalty Rights In a Treasured Icon

Winnie-the-Pooh Goes to Court

Fross Zelnick succeeds after three years of court challenges at every level, including the U.S. Supreme Court.

Extending a Trademark's Boundaries

Tarzan's Yell Resounds

Fross Zelnick has crafted innovative strategies to protect clients' most valuable intellectual property assets, including...

Uniting Global Brands for the Cause

Fross Zelnick joins the (PRODUCT) RED Revolution

Launching of one of the most ambitious global cross-branding and licensing programs ever undertaken.

Restoring U.S. Copyright Protection for Iconic Doll

The "Good Luck Troll" Trounces Knock-Offs

Fross Zelnick helps the "Good Luck Troll" creators to restore copyright protection in the U.S. and reclaim its economic...

Recognition & Rankings

Ranked Tier 1 In Chambers USA 2017 For IP – Trademark And Copyright, Nationwide and NY

Recognized again for excellence in anticounterfeiting, trademarks and copyright, as well as the protection of design rights, interviewees describe the firm’s attorneys as “’great listeners’ with whom you can pick up the phone and get a straight answer.”  Featured as notable practitioners are the “very accomplished,” Susan Upton Douglas, “well known," Richard Lehv, the “experienced in unfair competition, false advertising and internet issues,” James Weinberger and Roger Zissu, noted for the “respect” he enjoys across the industry.  Work highlights include The Hoop Culture, Inc. v. The Gap, Inc.     

Headlines

Five FZLZ partners were selected for the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.  Roger Zissu, for the 25th consecutive year, is listed in both the Copyright Law, and Litigation – Intellectual Property categories; Richard Lehv, for the tenth consecutive year, has been selected for Copyright and Trademark Law, as well as the Litigation – Intellectual Property category; Allison Strickland Ricketts, chosen for three consecutive years, for Trademark Law; John Margiotta is named for the second year for Copyright Law; and, Craig Mende also selected for the second year for Litigation – Intellectual Property. Visit Site >>
FZLZ is counted in the Top 5 of best U.S. law firms for female attorneys in the 20-149 lawyer category.  According to Law360’s survey of more than 300 U.S. firms, “the firms on this list are outpacing their peers in breaking down the old boys’ club and moving the industry toward a more inclusive status quo.” Visit Site >>
As a sponsor of MIP International Women’s Leadership Forum 2017 held in New York City on June 8, 2017, Fross Zelnick partner Laura Popp-Rosenberg and associate Amanda Agati participated in a discussion on International Trademark Disputes: Challenges and Strategies, along with fellow panelists, Ainslee Schreiber, former Vice President and Associate Counsel, Starwood Hotels, Lesley Matty, Counsel, Tiffany & Co., and Carole Klinger, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, ANN Inc.  The panel specifically addressed launching brands into new markets and leveraging rights in cross border disputes, among other topics.   Next stop Palo Alto, Wednesday, June 21st, then NYC, Friday, June 23, 2017, for MIP’s Global Trademark Roadshow.  Please join David Donahue, moderator, and Nadine Jacobson, speaker, as they address current issues and challenges in international trademark protection and enforcement.  Please join us by registering here.   Read More

Recent Cases

Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC v. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.
DC Comics v. Mad Engine, Inc.
Cabot Company Limited d/b/a Cabot Watch Company v. Combat Watch Company, LLC
DC Comics v. Towle
Volvo Trademark Holding AB v. Hebei Aulion Heavy Indus. Co.