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....
Extending a Trademark's Boundaries
Tarzan's Yell Resounds
Fross Zelnick has crafted innovative strategies to protect clients' most valuable intellectual...
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...
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...
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...
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.

Recognition & Rankings

The Legal 500 United States 2016 names Fross Zelnick a Tier 1 Firm for Trademarks: Litigation and Non-Contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)

Described by the publication as “outstanding” and noted for its “full spectrum of trial, appellate and TTAB litigation,” as well as its “U.S. trademark prosecution expertise,” special mention was made of firm attorneys, Cara Boyle, David Donahue, David Ehrlich, Mark Engelmann, Richard Lehv, Laura Popp-Rosenberg, Barbara Solomon, and James Weinberger. Included in the “leading lawyers” list were Roger Zissu for Intellectual Property – Copyright, Barbara Solomon for Intellectual Property – Trademarks – Litigation, David Ehrlich and Mark Engelmann for Intellectual Property – Trademarks – non-contentious.


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Praised as a “stalwart IP boutique” providing “top-notch” expertise and service in the areas of “anticounterfeiting, trademarks and copyrights,” Chambers USA 2016 makes special mention of Fross Zelnick’s Susan Upton Douglass as “a true expert,” James Weinberger as “a go-to guy” for IP litigation, “legendary” Roger Zissu for his “distinguished career specializing in copyright law” and “well-respected” Richard Lehv’s “litigation expertise.” Highlighted work included DC Comics and Universal Music Group. Visit Site >>
LAW 360 listed Fross Zelnick as a “Ceiling Smasher” for being one of the top twenty-five best U.S. law firms for female partners. 37.5 percent of the firm’s partners are women, compared to the national average of 22 percent for law firms in general, and 19 percent for IP boutiques. In an April 18, 2016 article, the publication quoted Lydia Gobena, who attributed the firm’s success to “a team mentality.” Visit Site >>
The "Firm of the Year–Northeast" award for Trademark Prosecution was presented to Fross Zelnick by Managing Intellectual Property. In addition, the MIP 2016 IP Stars Handbook ranks the firm in the First Tier of law firms in the Trademark Prosecution, Trademark Contentious, and Copyright categories in the United States. Individually listed as IP Stars were Lawrence Apolzon, Cara Boyle, Carlos Cucurella, David Donahue, Mark Engelmann, Nadine Jacobson, John Margiotta, Craig Mende, Barbara Solomon, Allison Strickland Ricketts, James Weinberger, and Roger Zissu. Visit Site >>

Recent Cases

Cabot Company Limited d/b/a Cabot Watch Company v. Combat Watch Company, LLC
DC Comics v. Towle
Athleta, Inc. v. Pitbull Clothing Co.
Jack Wolfskin Ausrustung Fur Draussen GmbH & Co. KGAA v. New Millennium Sports, S.L.U.
Regulatory Fundamentals Grp. LLC v. Governance Risk Mgmt. Compliance, LLC