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James E. Rosini has over 30 years’ experience, at Kenyon & Kenyon, in litigation and counseling matters concerning all aspects of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and unfair competition as well as related entertainment, publishing, music, computer, Internet, domain name and right of publicity issues.  Mr. Rosini is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and is the head of Kenyon & Kenyon’s Trademark, Copyright and Design Practice Group.


Mr. Rosini counsels intellectual property owners on the scope and validity of their properties.  Although he has handled many high-profile cases for Fortune 50 companies with great success, Mr. Rosini also offers clients expertise in mediations and creative solutions to avoid litigation.  In addition, he has extensive experience in advising clients concerning intellectual property issues involved in mergers and acquisitions.  Mr. Rosini’s broad range of clients includes the world’s largest telecommunications company, one of the world’s largest software companies, hard copy and on-line publishers, the world's largest electronic game company, the world’s largest retailer, the author of the world’s best selling book, the most famous environmental and ocean conservation society in the world, one of the world’s largest advertising companies, the world’s largest athletic shoe retailer and distributor, well-known hedge funds and financial institutions, as well as manufacturers of everything from coffee to amusement park rides.


Mr. Rosini is a member of many bar associations’ sections and committees on intellectual property and entertainment law, including the American Bar Association, the International Bar Association, the New York Intellectual Property Law Association, the New York County Lawyer’s Association, the U.S. Copyright Society, and the International Trademark Association.


Mr. Rosini is quoted and featured in some of the world's leading publications, such as Fortune Magazine, the Wall Street Journal and Brandweek, on topics related to trademark, copyrights and intellectual property law.  He is a regular contributor of articles to the World Copyright Law Report, and he has authored and co-authored many articles in the intellectual property field covering such topics as halting trade mark and copyright piracy, European trademark law, copyright protection for computer software, trends in US trade mark law and international intellectual property treaties for publications such as The New York Law Journal and the Licensing Journal.


Mr. Rosini has presented speeches in the domestic and international arena on trademark, copyright, the internet, and branding issues.  He has been both moderator and speaker for The New York New Media Association's Intellectual Property Seminar Series for Information Technology Companies, and as an adjunct professor at New York Law School has taught courses and seminars on different aspects of intellectual property law.


Mr. Rosini is actively involved in, and performs pro bono work on behalf of, charitable organizations such as Renovation House and the All Stars Project, and is listed in Who's Who in American Law, the International Who's Who of Professionals, the Guide to the World’s Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners, the Honors Edition of Madison's Who's Who and the 2010 Edition of Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals Throughout the World.  Mr. Rosini has been named one of New York's Super Lawyers and has been selected as one of the top attorneys in the nation by the Legal News portal.  He has been singled out as one of the top trademark counselors in the U.S. by the US Legal 500 and has also received the highest professional rating of AV from Martindale-Hubbell.  Mr. Rosini was recently nominated by Managing Intellectual Property magazine as one of the five top Intellectual Property attorneys in the country, and the practice group he heads was named the number one practice group of its kind in the nation.


Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 100%

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Kenyon & Kenyon

One Broadway
New York, NY, 10004-1007


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Trademark Prosecution Firm for 2010Managing Intellectual Property magazine2010
RecognizedGuide to the World’s Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners2010
RecognizedAs one of top five US IP practitioners by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine2010
RecognizedNew York Super Lawyers2009
RecognizedNew York Super Lawyers2008
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
RecognizedInternational Who's Who of Trademark LawyersN/A
RecognizedWho's Who in American Law -MarquisN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
International Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New York Intellectual Property Law AssociationMemberN/A
New York County Lawyers' AssociationMemberN/A
International Trademark AssociationMemberN/A
International Association for the Protection of Intellectual PropertyMemberN/A
U.S. Copyright SocietyMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Getting the Deal Through - Copyrights in 28 Jurisdictions Worldwide 2009US Chapter2009
World Media Law ReportFirst Sale Doctrine is no Defence to Liability for Importing Foreign-Made Goods2008
Kenyon & Kenyon Firm NewsletterICANN Announces Sale of Top-Level Domains2008
World Media Law ReportNew Jersey Court Broadens Constitutional Right To Privacy2008
Licensing JournalHot Licensing Issues in the Video Game Industry2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
University of Notre DameN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1975