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My practice concentrates on the protection of intellectual property in the United States and abroad, including trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, the negotiation and drafting of trademark, copyright and patent license agreements, technology transfer agreements, the prosecution of trademark and copyright applications, the prosecution and defense of trademark oppositions and cancellations in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, as well as intellectual property due diligence in connection with mergers & acquisitions and financial transactions. I also advise the firm’s clients with respect to cross-border and domestic corporate and commercial matters, including the formation of subsidiaries in the United States, agency, representative, distributorship, confidentiality and employment agreements and other contractual arrangements.

I am a member of the International Trademark Association (“INTA”) and the Vice-Chair of the INTA’s Harmonization in Trademark Law and Practice Committee during the 2010-2011 committee term. In November 2007, I received INTA’s Volunteer Service Award for the Advancement of Trademark Law, in recognition of my work representing INTA’s members interests before the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (“UNCITRAL”) in connection with that body’s drafting of a Legislative Guide on Secured Transactions and a Supplement dealing with specific issues of security interests in intellectual property.  I also served as an expert consultant to UNCITRAL on issues relating to intellectual property security interests.

In my spare time, I like to fly (see video), snow ski, travel and read.  I am also an amateur genealogist.


Languages spoken: German, English

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Practice areas


  1. Trademark Application: 45%
  2. Intellectual Property: 35%
  3. Internet: 5%
  4. Entertainment: 5%
  5. Other: 10%
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Hourly ($300-350/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

100 Wall Street
21st Floor
New York, NY, 10005

Wuersch & Gering LLP

100 Wall Street 21st Floor
New York, NY, 10005



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Volunteer Service Award for the Advancement of Trademark LawInternational Trademark Association2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWuersch & Gering LLP2003 - Present
Senior AssociateAlston & Bird LLP2001 - 2003
AssociateWalter, Conston, Alexander & Green, P.C.1996 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Trademark AssociationVice Chair, Harmonization of Trademark Law & Practice Committee2010 - 2011
International Trademark AssociationChair, Security Interests Subcommittee2006 - 2009
New York State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law SectionMember1996 - Present
International Trademark AssociationMember1996 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
GRUR International: Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und UrheberrechtVon Medinol bis Bose: Die Problematik fehlerhafter Benutzungserklärungen bei US-Markenregistrierungen - eine Standortbestimmung2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Capital University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Boston UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1984
University of HamburgGerman LawN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Mid-Atlantic Family History ConferenceIntroduction to Genealogy Research in Germany2011
Second International Colloquium on Secured TransactionsCreation (effectiveness between the parties) of a security right in a trademark2007