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LL.M. in Intellectual Property, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2004

J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2003

B.A., Fairfield University, 1992
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Susan Schlesinger


For over a decade, Susan Schlesinger has focused her practice on all aspects of intellectual property litigation, transactions and prosecution.

Her extensive work in adversarial proceedings has resulted in many successful outcomes for clients. She has litigated disputes involving trademark infringements, patent infringements, copyright infringements, unfair competition, misappropriation, unfair trade practices, trade secrets and other claims in the federal courts. She routinely represents clients in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, in Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Proceedings, and handles many opposition and cancellation proceedings in international jurisdictions in connection with the Firm’s foreign colleagues. In addition, Ms. Schlesinger protects client’s rights through monitoring for and advising on potential infringements, sending cease and desist letters and engaging in anti-counterfeiting efforts such as working with U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Ms. Schlesinger regularly advises clients on worldwide trademark strategies and assists clients with trademark clearance and prosecution. Her experience covers all areas of consumer products and industries from apparel, food and mobile applications to restaurant, communication and entertainment services. As part of her prosecution counseling, she provides clients with practical guidance on brand development and protection, as well as best practices for marketing and advertising materials.

Her transactional work includes drafting and negotiating numerous intellectual property agreements including license agreements, collaboration agreements, assignments, co-existence and consent agreements, manufacturing and distribution agreements. She also regularly conducts due diligence on intellectual property assets in various business transactions and acquisitions.

Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Schlesinger was with McCarter & English, LLP and the intellectual property boutique firm, Grimes & Battersby, LLP. Before entering the practice of law, she worked at Actors’ Equity Association administering and enforcing labor-related policies and procedures regarding the rights of professional actors and stage managers.

Ms. Schlesinger is admitted to practice in the States of New York and Connecticut and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of Connecticut.

She is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA).

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