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.
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
Prior 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
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.