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LizCominolli

Counsel

"I find great satisfaction in partnering with clients to select, develop, protect, and enforce their brands."

Overview

Biography

Liz focuses on counseling clients in all aspects of developing, designing, and implementing global trademark protection and enforcement strategies. She has significant experience prosecuting trademark applications before the US Patent and Trademark Office and matters involving the clearance, selection, use, maintenance, and enforcement of trademarks. Liz also handles trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and drafts and negotiates IP-related agreements such as licenses, assignments, and coexistence agreements.

Through an extensive network of international attorneys, Liz assists with maintaining and enforcing many well-known global brands. She leverages her extensive network of international contacts to develop and implement world-wide trademark protection strategies for her US-based clients. In addition to trademark matters, Liz also handles the preparation and filing of copyright applications before the US Copyright Office as well as due diligence on trademark matters in connection with M&A transactions.

Liz’s clients span a wide variety of industries, including automobile, consumer goods, consumer electronics, telecommunications, industrial tooling, fashion and apparel, sporting and outdoor goods, gaming, performing arts, hospitality, and food and beverage.

Bar Associations

  • New York State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Onondaga County Bar Association

Selected Memberships & Affiliations

  • Barclay Damon’s Women’s Forum
  • Innovation American Inn of Court
  • International Trademark Association
Experience

Representative Experience

  • Manages the global trademark portfolio for a world-wide telecommunications manufacturer.
  • Manages the global trademark portfolio of a global food manufacturer for the retail and foodservice markets.
  • Manages the global trademark portfolio for a global manufacturer of consumable products for the medical, industrial, and gaming industries.
  • Successfully negotiated a co-existence agreement on behalf of a global manufacturer of tooling for the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Handled clearing, filing, and prosecuting trademarks for a well-known manufacturer of cameras and optical goods.
  • Manages global filings on behalf of domestic clients in over 70 countries.
  • Served as outside trademark counsel to a safety equipment distributor in an asset purchase agreement in which the client purchased inventory and intellectual property worth $3.3 million from a safety equipment distribution company in Pennsylvania.
  • Served as outside trademark counsel to a purchaser in the $500,000 acquisition of a gun-care-products company, and related intellectual property rights.

Prior Experience

  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Associate
  • John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc. d/b/a/ PPC, Associate Counsel
  • John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc. d/b/a/ PPC, Legal Intern
  • Syracuse University Community Development Law Clinic, Student Attorney
  • O'Brien & Gere Limited, Legal Intern

Selected Honors

  • Selected to Super Lawyers Upstate New York Rising Stars: Intellectual Property, 2018-2019
Knowledge

Selected Publications & Media

Selected Alerts & Blog Posts

Featured Media

Alerts

Sweeping Anti-Sexual Harassment Bill Signed Into Law

Alerts

Forum Selection Clauses in IP Licensing: New Impact on IP

Alerts

NYS Court of Appeals Issues Decision on Out-of-State Risk Retention Groups

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