We are a full service intellectual property law firm handing patent, trademark and copyright matters. We provide clients of all sizes with personal attention and strategic insight, in a service-oriented setting. Our attorneys are mindful of our clients' business objectives and we leverage that understanding to develop comprehensive plans that address the short- and long-term needs of our clients.
Martin Schwimmer counsels clients, prosecutes U.S. and international trademark and copyright applications, and litigates intellectual property disputes. His clients span from major well-known companies to two guys in a garage. They operate in fields as diverse as consumer electronics, luxury goods, sex positive products (a real industry term), entertainment, and industrial products
Mr. Schwimmer focuses on:
- Trademark and copyright litigation and counseling
- International trademark portfolio management
- Resolving multi-jurisdictional trademark disputes
- Inter partes trademark disputes
- Domain Name disputes
- Brand policing
- Clearance of trademarks
- Protection of unconventional trademarks
Managing Intellectual Property magazine selected Mr. Schwimmer to its annual Top 50 recognizing those shaping the future of IP. He writes and speaks frequently on trademark and domain name issues and was recently interviewed on PBS’s Nightly Business Report regarding “New Issues Facing Brand Owners on the Internet.” He also publishes “The Trademark Blog”, the world's oldest blog devoted to trademark and copyright law, as well as @trademarkblog.
Well-known in domain name circles, Mr. Schwimmer participated in the first reported domain name dispute, MTV v. Curry (1994). Active in domain name politics, he was involved in the shouting match in the cafeteria of the University of Santiago in 1999 that led to the final version of the Uniform Dispute Resolution Proceeding (UDRP).
Mr. Schwimmer has been widely quoted in the press for his views on intellectual property issues. He has been interviewed on CNN about domain names, and once, on FoxNews.com, was mistakenly asked questions about interest rates.
- United States District Courts for the Eastern, Western, and Southern Districts of New York, but not the Northern District of New York
- Fordham University School of Law, J.D.1988
- Harvard University, B.A., 1982