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.
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.
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
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
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)
J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 1978 (Dean’s List)
B.A., History/Education, State University of New York at Albany, 1975