Bryan Cave LLP Strengthens IP Practice – Law Firm Announcement Service

NEW YORK, August 13, 2008 – LawFuel – Legal Announcement Service – Robert Alpert and Joseph J. Villapol have joined the international law firm Bryan Cave LLP (www.bryancave.com) as partners in the firm’s New York office. Both will practice with Bryan Cave’s Intellectual Property (IP) Client Service Group.

“We are very pleased that Robert and Joseph, who are experienced counselors and litigators, chose to join Bryan Cave, where they will further broaden and deepen our IP client service capabilities,” said New York Partner Steve Gilbert, co-leader of Bryan Cave’s IP Group.

Alpert and Villapol represent clients in trademark, unfair competition, copyright, patent, and right of publicity/right of privacy matters. They have appeared in federal and state courts and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), among other agencies.

Alpert received his M.F.A. in 1977 from Columbia University, his J.D. in 1974 from New York University and his B.A. in 1970 from Yale University. Villapol received his J.D. in 1989 from New York University and his B.A., cum laude, in 1986 from Fordham University.

Bryan Cave LLP has a diversified international legal practice. The firm represents a wide variety of business, financial, institutional and individual clients, including publicly held multinational corporations, large and mid-sized privately held companies, partnerships and emerging companies. Subsidiaries Bryan Cave International Trade and Bryan Cave Strategies LLC provide trade and customs consultancy and government relations and strategic counsel, respectively. Aided by extensive investments in technology, Bryan Cave’s more than 1,000 lawyers and other consulting professionals in 23 offices across the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, the Middle East and Asia efficiently serve clients’ needs in the world’s leading business and financial markets.

For more information, contact:
Meghan Clinton, (212) 576-2700 ext. 245
[email protected]

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