NEW YORK, June 9, 2004- LAWFUEL -Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C….

NEW YORK, June 9, 2004- LAWFUEL -Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C., a leading firm in the field of trademark, copyright, design and unfair competition law, today marks 35 years since its founding in 1969. The firm, which has more lawyers rated by a worldwide survey as leading trademark practitioners than any other firm in the world and was recently ranked for the second consecutive year as the leader in U.S. trademark registrations, has contributed significantly since its inception to the evolution of U.S. trademark and copyright law.

Fross Zelnick is an independent firm with domestic and international intellectual property expertise. Its attorneys — specialists in the identification, registration and protection of copyright, trade dress, trademark, design patent, trade secret and related rights — have helped shape domestic IP law, particularly in the areas of comparative advertising, character rights, trademark trial and appeal proceedings, and copyright and trademark fair use. As well, two of its partners are recognized as leading authorities on IP-related laws and issues specific to China and the countries that formerly comprised the Soviet Union, two regions considered potentially strong markets for trademark and copyright holders seeking to expand these assets overseas.

“Our firm was founded 35 years ago today by four attorneys with a shared vision of providing clients with sophisticated intellectual property legal services. We continue to pursue that goal, and we’re very happy that our colleagues and competitors around the world consider us a leader in this field,” said Ronald J. Lehrman, a founder and partner at Fross Zelnick.

The firm, initially named Weiss, Dawid, Fross & Lehrman, was founded by Peter Weiss, Heinz Dawid, Al Fross and Ron Lehrman, four former colleagues at what was then New York’s leading international IP firm; only Ron Lehrman continues to practice.

Fross Zelnick’s clients hail from a broad range of industries, including entertainment, fashion, cosmetics/fragrances, pharmaceuticals, food/beverages, toys, sporting equipment, publishing, technology and financial services. During the course of its 35-year history, the firm has represented entrepreneurs, small businesses, Fortune 500 corporations and their foreign counterparts, as well as the rights-holders to well-known characters such as Superman, Tarzan and the Muppets, among others.

In addition to working directly with clients to develop, manage and execute their trademark and copyright strategies, Fross Zelnick frequently works with other law firms and attorneys that require outside IP counsel for their clients.

About Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C.

With nearly 50 lawyers, Fross Zelnick is the largest law firm in the world specializing exclusively in trademark, copyright, design and unfair competition law. The firm consistently ranks as one of the top U.S. firms for non-contentious and contentious trademark and copyright matters, according to surveys conducted by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. Fross Zelnick’s areas of expertise include managing global trademark and copyright portfolios, registering, protecting and defending trademarks and copyrights, Internet law, protecting character and publicity rights, design rights, and intellectual property due diligence audits and reviews. Additional information about the firm can be found at

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