Robert J. Bernstein specializes in copyright and trademark counseling and litigation.
He handles trials and appeals in all federal and state courts, including both intellectual property matters and general
commercial litigation. Mr. Bernstein has practiced intellectual property law and
litigation for 35 years. He also has served as a mediator and is able to employ
alternative dispute resolution techniques to avoid or curtail litigation where possible.
Bernstein is a graduate of Princeton University, cum laude, and the University of Michigan Law School, cum laude. He has
served as the President of The Copyright Society of the U.S.A.; as Chairman of the Copyright Law Committee of the American
Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA); and as Secretary of the AIPLA and a member of its Board of Directors. He
is a frequent author and lecturer on copyright law, and has been co-author of the
New York Law Journal Copyright Law Column for over 15 years.
to establishing his own firm, Mr. Bernstein was a partner at the New York law firm of Cowan
Liebowitz & Latman for over 20 years and a litigation associate at Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson. From
1975 to 1976 he served as law clerk to the Honorable Richard P. Matsch of the United
States District Court for the District of Colorado.
Mr. Bernstein has
extensive experience representing clients in all aspects of the entertainment and media
industries, including music, movies, television, publishing, advertising, sports and trading cards, licensing, software,
and toys and games.
Mr. Bernstein is available to counsel clients
in connection with the development and protection of copyright and trademark assets
and other entertainment properties, their exploitation through licensing and other means,
and the design of effective enforcement programs.
Equally important, he assists clients in evaluating infringement
issues and avoiding potential litigation both at the development stage and through
careful anaylsis of claims, drawing upon 35 years of experience in handling all
aspects of copyright and trademark litigation in the federal courts.
West 43rd Street, Suite 39
New York, NY 10036-7424
Telephone: (203) 253-0353