Firm Profile

Pasquale A. RazzanoPasquale A. RazzanoOf Counsel, New York

Professional Experience

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 2006-2013 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) 

 
For information on the selection processes, see:

Best Lawyers
Legal Media Group's Expert Guides
Who's Who Legal
Super Lawyers
 

Education

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1969
B.S.C.E., Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, 1964

Bar Admissions

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

Professional Activities

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

Additional Publications

"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

Representative Matters

  • Nike against FIFA (Federation International Football Association) in a trademark infringement and unfair competition lawsuit objecting to Nike's use of the term USA 03.
  • Allied Signal Corp. in a patent jury trial against Alberta Gas Chemicals Inc. regarding Allied’s patent for a process of making malic acid.
  • Mars against Arcor regarding trademark infringment and trade dresses of similar packaging of Arco’s Rocklets to Mars’ M&M® packaging.
  • Bear U.S.A. against William Kim, et al. in obtaining a Temporary Restraining and Seizure Order, confiscating more than eleven tractor-trailer loads of infringing down parkas.
  • Mars against Hershey Foods in defending Mars from accusations of trade dress infringement and dilution concerning the color orange as used for candy packaging.
  • Sea Containers, Inc. against Hunting World defending Sea Containers’ use of the trademark Venice Simplon Orient Express for luxury train travel in which the court found Hunting World’s 14 registrations of Orient Express to have been fraudulently maintained.

EVENTS

A Global Problem: Protecting Trademarks Online
Managing Intellectual Property
December 2, 2009
Protecting Your Properties and How to Stop Infringements
Licensing International Networking Conference
October 5-7, 2005
Fitzpatrick Co-Hosts Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition
February 19, 2005
Putting Post-Grant Patent Opposition On Trial: A Litigator's Viewpoint
2004 AIPLA Spring Meeting
May 13-15, 2004
Has the Federal Circuit lived up to its purpose of providing uniformity and predictability in patent law?
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Conference
October 9, 2003
Conflicts in Federal Circuit Panel Decisions
The Eleventh Annual Continuing Legal Education Program on Intellectual Property Law, Practice and Policy
December 7, 2001

IN THE NEWS

Ten Fitzpatrick Lawyers Recognized as Best IP Lawyers in America 2015
Best Lawyers in America 2015
August 2014
Fitzpatrick Ranked Tier 1 for Intellectual Property Litigation
Benchmark: The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys 2014
February 2014
Two Fitzpatrick Attorneys Recognized In World Trademark Review 1000
World Trademark Review
January 2014
Nineteen Fitzpatrick Partners Named As Top Intellectual Property Litigators
Super Lawyers: New York Metro Edition & Super Lawyers: Washington, D.C. Edition
September 2013
Two Fitzpatrick Lawyers Recognized as Lawyer of the Year and Nine Fitzpatrick Lawyers Recognized as Best IP Lawyers in America 2014
Best Lawyers in America 2014
August 2013
Two Fitzpatrick Partners Named In World Trademark Review 1000
World Trademark Review
January 2013
Eleven Fitzpatrick Partners Named As Top New York Intellectual Property Litigators
Super Lawyers: New York Metro Edition
September 2012
Eight Fitzpatrick Lawyers Recognized as Best IP Lawyers in America 2013
Best Lawyers in America 2013
August 2012
Two Fitzpatrick Partners Named In World Trademark Review 1000
World Trademark Review
January 2012
Fitzpatrick Ranked Tier 1 for Intellectual Property Litigation
Benchmark: The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys 2012
December 2011
Eight Fitzpatrick Lawyers Recognized as Best IP Lawyers in America 2012
Best Lawyers in America 2012
November 2011
Eight Fitzpatrick Partners Named As Top New York Intellectual Property Litigators in the 2011 issue of Super Lawyers: New York Metro Edition
Super Lawyers: New York Metro Edition
September 2011
Fitzpatrick listed in the International Who's Who of Patent Lawyers 2011
Who's Who Legal
May 2011
Two Fitzpatrick Partners Named In World Trademark Review 1000
World Trademark Review
April 2011
Fitzpatrick Receives Pro Bono Award from the Legal Aid Society
Legal Aid Society
November 4, 2010
Fitzpatrick Listed in Tier 1 for Intellectual Property
Benchmark: The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys 2011
November 2010
Nine Fitzpatrick Partners Named As Top New York Intellectual Property Litigators in the 2010 issue of Super Lawyers: New York Metro Edition
Super Lawyers: New York Metro Edition
October 2010
Six Fitzpatrick Lawyers Recognized as Best IP Lawyers in America 2011
Best Lawyers in America 2011
October 2010
Three Fitzpatrick Lawyers Recognized by Legal Media Group Expert Guides
Guide to the World's Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners
December 2009
Seven Fitzpatrick Lawyers Listed as Best IP Lawyers in America 2010
Best Lawyers in America 2010
October 2009
Nine Fitzpatrick Partners Named As Top New York Intellectual Property Litigators in the 2009 issue of Super Lawyers: New York Metro Edition
Super Lawyers: New York Metro Edition
October 2009
Eleven Fitzpatrick Lawyers Recognized by Legal Media Group Expert Guides
Guide to the World's Leading Patent Law Practitioners
March 2009
Seven Fitzpatrick Lawyers Listed as Best IP Lawyers in America 2009
Best Lawyers in America 2009
October 2008
Eight Fitzpatrick Partners Named As Top New York Intellectual Property Litigators in the 2008 issue of Super Lawyers: New York Metro Edition
Super Lawyers: New York Metro Edition 2008
October 2008
Three Fitzpatrick Lawyers Named World's Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners
Guide to the World's Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners
2008
Seven Fitzpatrick Lawyers Listed as Best IP Lawyers in America 2008
Best Lawyers in America 2008
October 2007
Eight Fitzpatrick Partners Named As Top New York Intellectual Property Litigators in the 2007 issue of Super Lawyers: New York Metro Edition
Super Lawyers: New York Metro Edition 2007
September 2007
Fitzpatrick Attorneys Featured in New York Magazine Profile
New York Magazine
July 2-9, 2007
Seven Fitzpatrick Lawyers Listed as Best IP Lawyers in America 2007
Best Lawyers in America 2007
October 2006
Two Fitzpatrick Lawyers Named World's Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners
2006 Guide to the World's Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners
July 2006
The International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers Chooses Two Fitzpatrick Attorneys
The International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers 2006
February 2006
Eight Fitzpatrick Lawyers Listed as Best IP Lawyers in America 2006, The Most Listed for IP in New York
Best Lawyers in America 2006
September 2005
Seven Fitzpatrick Lawyers Included on List of Best IP Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers in America
2005-2006
Seven Fitzpatrick Lawyers Listed as Best IP Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers in America
2003-2004
Six Fitzpatrick Lawyers Ranked as World's Leading Patent Experts
2003 Guide to the World's Leading Patent Law Experts
2003
Five Fitzpatrick Partners Ranked as World's Leading Trademark Law Practitioners
2002 Guide to the World's Leading Trademark Law Practitioners
2002
Four Partners Nominated to the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers
2001

PRESS RELEASES

Fitzpatrick Commences Legal Action on Behalf of Client AstraZeneca Over Seroquel Patent
November 14, 2005
Fitzpatrick Represents City of New York in NYPD and FDNY Trademark Infringement Suit
April 13, 2004