Ladas & Parry LLP

As an enterprise grows, so does its intellectual property (IP) portfolio. As business opportunities expand globally, so does the need for an international perspective on IP. Ladas & Parry LLP represents owners of IP rights at every stage of development, whether or not their markets extend globally. The firm has been managing high-profile global IP portfolios for decades, bringing a deep understanding of local legal nuances that impact outcomes. With this depth of experience, the firm's attorneys can anticipate the issues that may arise in a particular country and recommend practical strategies and budgeting for protection, enforcement and monetization of IP rights. The firm's business-friendly approach supports its clients’ objectives while protecting their most valuable IP assets worldwide.

Founded in New York in 1912 by British patent agent Lawrence Langner, Ladas & Parry LLP has evolved into a global leader in intellectual property law. Indeed, one of the firm's most prominent early principals, Dr. Stephen Ladas, was recently inducted into the IP Hall of Fame. With four U.S. offices in addition to offices in London and Munich and an exemplary team of more than 60 partners, counsel, attorneys and patent professionals, this Tier 1-ranked firm enjoys a far-reaching international reputation and an impressive history. The firm has been ranked on multiple occasions among the top firms in contentious and non-contentious IP matters.

Ladas & Parry's seasoned attorneys bring to bear their rich experience in diverse industries, both domestically and abroad, on the full spectrum of IP matters. From litigating copyright disputes and establishing precedents in the rapidly developing arena of Internet and social media law to managing complex international IP portfolios and counseling clients on licensing, due diligence and related matters, the firm's expansive range of services reflects its thorough knowledge of the field. In addition to litigation, counselling, portfolio management and transactional matters, Ladas & Parry annually files and prosecutes in excess of 4,700 patent and trademark applications in the U.S. and overseas.

The firm's diverse client base has included as many as 360 of the Fortune 500 companies and ranges from high-profile, multinational corporations to small and medium-sized enterprises in an array of industries, including electronics and software, fashion, media and telecommunications, consumer and industrial goods, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, hospitality, food and beverage, and travel, and financial and insurance services. Ladas & Parry's established reputation as a leader in copyright law has also attracted numerous entertainers, entrepreneurs and celebrities affiliated with the music, film and publishing industries in addition to major content providers working in a variety of media.

Many Ladas & Parry attorneys are qualified to practice in several countries and before domestic and international patent offices, including the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM), the European Patent Office (EPO) and specialized tribunals, including The International Trade Commission. Recently, Managing Intellectual Property magazine named partners, Janet I. Cord, Zareefa B. Flener, Bharati H. Bakshani, and Elizabeth A. Linford to its list of the top 250 female attorneys working in the IP arena nationwide. Partner John Richards was listed as one of the "World's Leading Patent Law Experts" by Legal Media Group from 2003 to 2010 and a "World's Leading Patent Attorney" by Managing IP. Another partner, Dennis Prahl, is the president of the firm's affiliated ICANN-accredited domain name registry for brandowners, Ladas Domains.

Partners Lanning Bryer, John Richards and Ray DiPerna have been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers. Counsel Jay Bondell, Dave Brezina, and Allan Pilson have also been selected. In addition, attorneys Sebastian Lovera Riso and Matthew Asbell were selected as Rising Stars. In addition to its highly qualified team, Ladas & Parry maintains an extensive network of foreign IP professionals, which it regularly mobilizes to resolve international IP issues for its clients in a practical, cost-effective manner.

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