Alan represents domestic and international clients regarding intellectual property (IP) matters, such as trademarks, copyrights, trade dress, domain names, advertising, labeling, registered designs, product configuration, customs filings, and IP litigation, oppositions and cancellations. He also conducts domestic and international availability searches for intellectual property – on behalf of food and beverage clients, fashion clients, consumer products and service companies, and others in need of protecting their brands and IP – and prepares and negotiates licensing agreements and vendor and supplier agreements with distributors, wholesalers and retailers. Some of Alan’s more significant food, fashion and consumer products and service-related matters include:
Alan regularly consults with companies seeking to develop global brand strategies and to maintain and apply their intellectual property portfolios. He also has obtained and enforced nontraditional intellectual property protection for clients around the world. He has received multiple orders and judgments from the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and federal courts enforcing his clients’ trademark and copyright interests.
Before joining the firm, Alan was intellectual property counsel for Edison Brothers Stores Inc., a fashion and footwear company, and owned his own brand name consulting and creation company.