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Rob Potter focuses his practice on trademark and copyright litigation and counseling, with an emphasis on anti-counterfeiting and Internet infringement. Mr. Potter routinely litigates disputes in state and federal courts around the country and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and advises clients on intellectual property matters across a wide range of industries including entertainment, luxury goods, and technology.


Mr. Potter has successfully represented clients in a broad array of copyright and trademark matters, including successful oral argument before the Second Circuit in affirming a summary judgment victory for client Sony Pictures Entertainment. Mr. Potter also has experience in obtaining and enforcing temporary and preliminary injunctive relief in trademark and anti-counterfeiting matters.


Mr. Potter was recognized as a 2013 New York "Super Lawyer" and a New York "Rising Star" in 2011 and 2012 for Intellectual Property Litigation by Super Lawyers magazine.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 34%
    11 years
  2. Trademark: 33%
    11 years
  3. Copyright: 33%
    11 years

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Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

1114 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY, 10036


NYCurrently registered 200603/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
New York "Super Lawyer"Super Lawyers Magazine2013
New York "Rising Star"Super Lawyers Magazine2012
New York "Rising Star"Super Lawyers Magazine2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyKilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP2008 - Present
AttorneySonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, LLP2005 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bronx School of Law and FinanceCo-Chair, Advisory Board2011 - Present
International AntiCounterfeiting CoalitionMember2009 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationIntellectual Property Division2008 - Present
Copyright Society of the U.S.A.Programming Committee, NY Chapter2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
30th Street Guitars v. Jaco Pastorius Inc., et al.Favorable settlement
Cabell v. Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc., 10-2690-cv (2d Cir. June 24, 2011), aff'g 95 U.S.P.Q.2d 1089 (S.D.N.Y. 2010)Appellate defense of full summary judgment award
Aliza Chava Sieradski p/k/a Aliza Hava v. Musical Media for Education et al.Favorable settlement awarding all relief sought
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Publication nameTitleDate
Bright Ideas, a publication of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the New York State Bar AssociationSo What'cha Want? The Need for Clarity in Copyright Infringement Cases Based on Digital Sampling2012
Bright Ideas, a publication of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the New York State Bar AssociationDistinction Without Difference? The Impact of Salinger on Preliminary Injunctions in Trademark Cases in the Second Circuit2010
Intellectual Property StrategistActionable Trademark Infringement - Unauthorized Removal of Quality Control, Anti-Counterfeiting Devices from Genuine Trademarked Products2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Florida State UniversityCommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts1997