Pasquale A. Razzano

Pasquale A. Razzano


Of 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 and 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.

Pat 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.

Case Highlight
M Ship Co. v. Ice Marine Ltd. 
Fed. Cir. (2009)

Pat represented the manufacturer of the winner in world record speed of the Round Britain power boat race and won summary judgment of non-infringement of the hull technology with a unanimous decision of the Federal Circuit.
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)
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 infringement 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.
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