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Lisa Pearson

Practice areas:

Trademark Infringement, Copyright Infringement, Intellectual Property

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About Me

 


Lisa Pearson, a partner in Kilpatrick Townsend's New York office, is an experienced, versatile and creative litigator specializing in copyright, trademark, unfair competition, and Internet-related disputes. She has also designed and implemented comprehensive policing, enforcement and anticounterfeiting programs for many well-known rights owners. She has represented clients across a broad spectrum of industries (including fashion and luxury goods, publishing, entertainment, consumer products, advertising, hotel and travel and many others). She was formerly a partner at Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C.


 


Ms. Pearson received her undergraduate degree from Yale College (summa cum laude and with distinction in the English major), where she was elected into Phi Beta Kappa and received the Mifflin and Seymour Prizes for academic excellence. At Columbia University School of Law, she ranked as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, received first prize in the law school's ASCAP Copyright Law Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition, and served as an associate editor on the Columbia Human Rights Law Review. Following law school, she joined one of New York's foremost general litigation firms, where she enjoyed an extremely diverse complex litigation practice, handling contract, securities, tort, First Amendment, white collar crime, International Trade Commission and even death penalty cases, in addition to intellectual property.


 


Since 1991, Ms. Pearson has focused on intellectual property litigation and counseling. She has obtained excellent results for her clients in federal and state courts across the United States, in Uniform Dispute Resolution proceedings to recover domain names, and in cancellation and opposition proceedings in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Ms. Pearson has a keen interest in alternative dispute resolution methods, has been selected as a Distinguished Neutral by the International Trademark Association (“INTA”) and has successfully resolved numerous disputes through mediation, arbitration and favorable settlements. Because she endeavors to find sensible business solutions to legal problems, she has also assisted clients in negotiating and drafting asset purchase agreements, intellectual property licenses and transfers, coexistence agreements, and other commercial agreements. She has counseled clients on a host of issues such as minimizing the litigation risks associated with adopting a new trademark, formulating sane strategies for dealing with infringements on the Internet, copyright and trademark rights in characters, idea submission procedures, and the popular parody and fair use defenses in infringement cases.


 


Ms. Pearson is a frequent speaker and the author of many articles and papers on intellectual property issues.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1981

  1. Trademark Infringement: 50%
  2. Copyright Infringement: 30%
  3. Intellectual Property: 20%
    6 years

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Contact Info

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP

1114 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY, 10036

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 198103/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
New York Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2012
Phi Beta KappaPhi Beta Kappa1977
Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition, First PrizeASCAP, Columbia University School of Law1977
Harlan Fiske Stone ScholarColumbia University School of Law1977

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Counsel; PartnerFross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C.1991 - 2006
Associate/Senior AttorneyCahill Gordon & Reindel1980 - 1991

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
International Trademark AssociationPanel of Distinguished Neutrals2007 - Present
Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Committe on Women in the ProfessionChair, Women in IP Subcommittee; Member, Leadership Subcommittee2005 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Copyright WorldFROM FASHION CATWALKS TO THE COURTS:COPYRIGHT PROTECTION FOR FABRIC DESIGNS2008
Managing Intellectual PropertyHOW FLUID TRADEMARKS CAN ENHANCE YOUR BRAND2008
Copyright WorldIN VOGUE: IP PROTECTION FOR FASHION DESIGN2007
Trademark WorldTRADEMARK LAW FOR SPORTS FANS: THE 12TH MAN GOES TO COURT2007
John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property LawNAVIGATING THE BRAMBLE BUSH IN IDEA SUBMISSION CASES2004

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Columbia University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Yale UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1977