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Notable Accomplishments

  • Engages in all aspects of U.S. and foreign trademark clearance, filing, prosecution, policing, maintenance, licensing, litigation, and opposition/cancellation actions.
  • Ranks consistently among top 30 filers of new US trademark applications.
  • Prosecuted more than 6,000 trademark applications in US Patent and Trademark Office and handled more than 17,000 registrations worldwide.
  • Represents clients in more than 70 countries in fields of banking, computers, chemicals, fashion, food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, nutritional supplements, cosmetics, nail care and a wide range of consumer goods and services
  • Manages large trademark portfolios and supervises worldwide filing programs.
  • Specializes in handling extensions originating overseas to the United States.
  • Applies over three decades of trademark experience to protect the valuable intellectual property assets for a wide range of clients.

Prior Experience

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Examiner of more than 10,000 trademark applications, receiving highest ratings throughout tenure
  • Awarded Department of Commerce Bronze Medal Award for superior federal service
  • Selected for special details and projects with Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Office of Assistant Commissioner, and Office of Solicitor
  • Served as Assistant Attorney General for the State of Florida responsible for criminal appeals, appearing in state and federal trial and appellate courts
  • Published author of long and short fiction.

Professional Associations

  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Member of INTA Public Information Committee
  • Former member of INTA Trademark Reporter Editorial Board, Bulletin, Academic Committee, and Trademark Office Practice Committee.
  • Adjunct Professor at Touro Law School
  • Frequent lecturer and author of articles in the field of trademark law

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1978
  • District of Columbia, 1985
  • New York, 1989
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals – 2nd, 5th, 11th and Federal Circuits
  • U.S. District Courts – Eastern and Southern Districts of New York

Reported Cases

  • BVD Licensing Corp. v. Body Action Design, 6 USPQ 1719 (Fed. Cir. 1988)
  • Eurostar, Inc. v. Eurostar Reitmoden GmbH, 35 USPQ2d 1266 (TTAB 1994)
  • In re Apparel Ventures, Inc., 229 USPQ 225 (TTAB 1986)
  • In re Alfred Dunhill Limited, 224 USPQ 501 (TTAB 1984)
Education
  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 1978 (Dean’s List)
  • B.A., History/Education, State University of New York at Albany, 1975
Practice Areas