Mr. Butterman is a seasoned trademark attorney and former Attorney Advisor in the trademark examining operations of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office who has been with Staas & Halsey since 2005. At the USPTO, Mr. Butterman worked in one of the Law Offices that specialized in cosmetics, toiletries and cleaning preparations, publications and office supplies, toys and sporting goods, plus a variety of different services. Both before and after his experience at the USPTO, Mr. Butterman worked as an associate in several intellectual property specialty law firms and in the in-house legal department of a major international hospitality industry corporation counseling a wide variety of large and small businesses in both domestic and international trademark clearance (selection), prosecution, maintenance, protection, enforcement and transactional matters. Mr. Butterman’s work experience also covers unfair competition and copyright prosecution and transactional matters. During law school, Mr. Butterman interned in the copyright administration department of EMI Music Publishing.
Mr. Butterman’s law school endeavors featured an appointment as the Executive Notes and Comments editor of the New York International Law Review and the publication of his article entitled, “Baseball’s Anti-trust Exemption and an Owner-Imposed Salary Cap: Can They Coexist?” in an entertainment and sports law journal of the American Bar Association.
In addition to membership in the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the Coalition Against Counterfeiting and Piracy of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Alex Butterman is an active member of the International Trademark Association participating in several of its committees for the past two committee terms. Mr. Butterman focuses his practice on all areas of foreign and domestic trademark law, copyright practice and unfair competition.
Licensed since 1996
Hourly ($335-355/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes), Pro Bono (1%)
|trademark attorney||STAAS & HALSEY LLP||2005 - Present|
|N/A||MILLEN, WHITE, ZELANO & BRANIGAN, P.C.||2004 - 2005|
|consultant||MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC.||2003 - 2004|
|trademark attorney||Edell Shapiro & Finnan, LLC||2000 - 2003|
|Trademark Examining Attorney||UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE||1997 - 2000|
|Associate||WEINGRAM & ASSOCIATES, P.C.,||1995 - 1997|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|International Trademark Association||Member and Committee Member||2001 - Present|
|World Trademark Review / The IP Media Group, WTR_Issue 44 LR (August/September 2013)||“‘Trademark Bullying’ – Time To Get Some Clear Definitions"||2013|
|Intellectual Property Today||Has Bose Blown Away the Trademark Fraud Cancellation Crusade at the USPTO?||2010|
|Entertainment and Sports Lawyer||Baseball's Antitrust Exemption and an Owner-Imposed Salary Cap: Can They Coexist?||1994|
|New York International Law Review (NY State Bar Association)||Recent Decision||1994|
|St John's University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|Lehigh Univeristy||Psychology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1988|