Pasquale A. RazzanoOf Counsel, New York
Pat Razzano has practiced intellectual property law for over 40 years, has been with Fitzpatrick since 1991 and has served on its management committee. He has served as lead trial counsel in trademark and other intellectual property matters in US District Courts for companies including Mars, Inc, Allied Signal, Canon, Sea Containers, Schering AG and Diageo N.A. He has also argued numerous appellate cases at the Federal, Second, Third, Seventh and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals and served as a Special Master in a patent infringement action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Mr. Razzano also has an extensive practice in patent and trademark counseling and licensing and is responsible for supervising the patent and trademark portfolios of several major corporations.
Awards and Recognition
Mr. Razzano was selected as a top intellectual property law practitioner in every edition of Best Lawyers in America since 1995. He was also named the Best Lawyers 2012 New York City Litigation -- Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year and Best Lawyers 2014 New York City Patent Law Lawyer of the Year. Recognized in Euromoney Legal Media Group’s 2002, 2007, 2009 and 2012 editions of the Guide to the World's Leading Trademark Law Practitioners and the 2008, 2006 and 2003 editions of the Guide to the World's Leading Patent Law Experts. He is also listed in Legal 500 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 in Trademark: Litigation and 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2012 IP-Copyright-National and 2013 and 2014 in Trademark: non-contentious –full coverage. His biography appears in the 2006 and 2001 editions of Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in American Law, and the International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers. He was named as a Top New York Intellectual Property Litigator in the 2006-2014 issues of Super Lawyers: New York Metro Edition. Mr. Razzano was recognized in the 2011, 2012 and 2013 editions of World Trademark Review 1000. He was also recognized in the 2011 edition of Who’s Who of Patent Lawyers.
What Others Say:
- “I found Pat to be very thorough, professional, and knowledgeable, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone unjustly caught up in matters of patent litigation” (Best Lawyers 2014)
- “Low-Key, yet incredibly smart and persuasive attorney” (World Trademark Review 1000 2012)
- “a very capable trademark expert” (World Trademark Review 1000 2011)
- “an exceptional talent” (Legal 500 2009)
- “instrumental in supervising IP needs [with] innovative ways to solve IP issues in expeditious ways.” and clients praise his “good personal contact” (Legal 500 2008)
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1969
B.S.C.E., Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, 1964
State of New York; Commonwealth of Virginia; U.S. District Courts of New York, Connecticut, Texas and Hawaii; U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal, 2nd, 3rd, 7th, 9th, Federal; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
American Bar Association; New York Bar Association; Virginia Bar Association; Past President of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association; Former Editor-in-Chief of The Trademark Reporter, and a former member of the Board of Directors of the International Trademark Association; Former Director, Federal Circuit Bar Association (Chair of the Patent Litigation Committee); American Intellectual Property Law Association
"Pragmatic Approach to Prevention of Product Counterfeiting of Counsel for Rubik's Cube," Merchandising Reporter, Vol. 2, No. 2
Chapter 65, "Survey of Preliminary Injunction Requirements," Intellectual Counseling and Litigation, Vol. 2, No. 2
The Effect of Incontestability in a Likelihood of Confusion Determination, The Trademark Reporter, 82 TMR 409
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