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About Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C.

Fross Zelnick is a leading IP Boutique with just over 40 attorneys in New York and Washington, DC focused solely on intellectual property and related disputes. Through the years the firm has represented companies like PepsiCo, LEGO, Movado, The Gap, Chanel, DC Comics, Tiffany & Co, and New York Life Insurance Company, just to name a few.

From the East Coast to Abroad

The firm was founded in 1969 by Peter Weiss, Heinz Dawid, Alvin Fross and Ron Lehrman, who had been colleagues for more than a decade at what was then the leading international trademark firm. Soon after, the original partners were joined by their former colleagues to build up the copyright practice, entertainment industry, litigation practice, and much more. Originally called Weiss, Dawid, Fross & Lehrman, the firm evolved throughout the years and even doubled in size during the 1990s. Fross Zelnick even counseled clients and developed a network of local associates in the newly developed countries of Easter Europe after the Soviet Union dissolved during this time.

Protecting Some Favorite Childhood Characters

While Fross Zelnick has helped Tiffany & Co further protect the company’s internationally famous mark, launched one of the most ambitious global cross-branding and licensing programs for the (product) red revolution, and much more, some of the most famous victories have been protecting the names and characters of childhood toys, villains, and heroes. The firm's victories include restoring U.S. Copyright protection for troll dolls after years in the public domain, protecting royalty rights for Winnie-the-Pooh, and procuring a ruling that the Batmobile is protectable under copyright law as a character.

On a Winning Streak

Fross Zelnick has been awarded many awards and honors since the firm’s inception, and the firm has not slowed down since. In 2017 alone, Law360’s “Glass Ceiling” report named Fross Zelnick in the Top 5 and Legal 500 United States ranked Fross Zelnick in Tier 1 for Trademarks, which also received a Tier 1 ranking from Chambers USA. Fross Zelnick was also ranked fifth in Law 360’s July 2017 ranking of “The Best Law Firms for Women” in the category of law firms with 20-149 lawyers. The firm was also awarded the Gold Tier by 2017’s World Leading Trademark Professionals

Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C.

4 Times Square
17th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 813-5900

Firm Stats

Total No. Attorneys 2020:
50 - 100

Base Salary

Firm does not provide salary information. 

Employment Contact

No. of U.S. Offices: 2

No. of International Offices: 0

Major Office Locations

New York, NY (HQ)
Washington, DC

Major Departments

Copyright Counseling
Design Patents
Internet/New Media
IP Litigation and Enforcement
IP Counseling
IP Transactions
Trademark Counseling