May 17th, 2016
Frankfurt Kurnit Adds Donna A. Tobin as Trademark Practice Co-Chair
New York, NY — Frankfurt Kurnit Klein + Selz PC has added Donna A. Tobin as partner and co-chair of the firm’s Trademark & Brand Management Group effective May 17, 2016. Ms. Tobin, who will be based in the firm’s New York office, joins Frankfurt Kurnit from BakerHostetler.
“Donna will be a huge asset to our clients on brand management and protection issues,” said Frankfurt Kurnit Managing Partner Jeffrey A. Greenbaum. “She is a perfect addition to our rapidly growing trademark practice.”
Ms. Tobin represents established and emerging companies worldwide in a variety of consumer products and services industries — including fashion, jewelry, specialty foods, beverages, and home furnishings. She also represents well-known media, entertainment and sports entities. A trusted advisor for more than 30 years, Ms. Tobin regularly counsels clients of all sizes on business strategy, and on how best to obtain, protect, enforce and monetize their trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and patents. She renders trademark search and clearance opinions, counsels on trademark portfolio management and monetization, and handles oppositions and cancellations before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She has an extensive intellectual property licensing practice, and advises clients on international as well as domestic filing strategies. She is an experienced IP litigator.
“Donna has outstanding legal skills and a depth of practice that is an excellent fit with our practice,” said Frankfurt Kurnit Trademark & Brand Management Group co-chair Catherine M. C. Farrelly. “We are thrilled to have her on our team.”
Ms. Tobin is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and a contributing member of the INTA Bulletin. She is also a member of the Federal Bar Council, Intellectual Property Section, and the New York State Bar Association, Section on Women in IP. She has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, and Euromoney Legal Media Group Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law.
Ms. Tobin is a graduate of Boston University School of Law (JD, 1985), and Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Science (BS, 1982). She is admitted to practice in New York State Courts; in the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Ninth and Federal Circuits; and in the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
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