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 over
24 years. He also has served as a mediator and is able to employ alternative dispute resolution techniques to avoid or curtail
litigation where possible.
Mr. 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.
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 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
over two decades of experience in handling all aspects of copyright and trademark litigation in the federal courts.