Phillip A. Rosenberg
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The Grace Building 1114 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY USA 10036


Mr. Rosenberg is a partner in the firm’s New York office and is a member of the firm’s Trademark and Copyright team. His practice lies at the intersection of technology and intellectual property and focuses on developing creative and elegant solutions to complex issues. Mr. Rosenberg counsels global technology and entertainment clients on a range of trademark, copyright, domain name, right of publicity, and unfair competition issues, often with a global dimension. His practice focuses on assessing the availability of trademarks for use and registration, developing and implementing global trademark protection strategies, monitoring and enforcing trademark rights, and negotiating and drafting trademark-related agreements, with an eye to achieving practical, business-minded results for his clients.

Mr. Rosenberg made his debut in the WTR 1000 – The World's Leading Trademark Professionals in 2022 following recommendations from foreign counsel. “‘Phil is incredibly hardworking, rapid in response, highly focused and great to partner with in high-pressure situations.’ He is in his element advising on interlaced technology and IP matters.” – WTR 1000 Review (2022). Mr. Rosenberg was listed again in 2023 and 2024. The WTR 1000 – The World's Leading Trademark Professionals noted that “For tricky issues on the intersection of intellectual property and technology, the attorney to know is Phillip Rosenberg, who has provided counsel to some of the world’s most famous technology companies. Mr. Rosenberg made the WTR 1000 again in its 2024 review of trademark professionals, noting that “[f]or over 10 years Phillip Rosenberg has crafted strategic solutions for the copyright and trademark problems faced by technology companies. Some of the world’s best-known names in the space turn to him for precise and well-thought-out global trademark prosecution.”

Mr. Rosenberg was named a "Trademark Leader" in 2023 by World IP Review. He was recognized in 2020 and the seven years immediately preceding as a New York "Rising Star" and in 2024 as a New York "Super Lawyer" for Intellectual Property by Super Lawyers magazine.


- Regularly advises on global trademark and entertainment title clearance matters
- Management of complex global trademark portfolios
- Manages multi-jurisdictional trademark disputes
- Counsels on complex "use in commerce" issues in U.S. trademark matters
- Pursues ex parte appeals at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
- Assists clients with the USPTO's New Technology Evolution Pilot Program
- Provides strategic counseling on foreign trademark prosecution matters
- Navigates the Madrid Protocol filing system

- Submitted successful Requests for Reconsideration to the U.S. Copyright Office that have convinced the Office to withdraw registration refusals
- Advises clients on U.S. and foreign copyright registration matters
- Assists clients with DMCA takedown procedures and campaigns

Domain Names & Online Enforcement
- Advises clients on new gTLD issues
- Successfully recovers domain names from bad faith actors
- Counsels clients on third-party phishing, hacking, and online fraud issues

Experience Highlights
-In re Big Apple Performing Arts, Inc., Serial Nos. 85781180 & 85781188 (T.T.A.B. Aug. 7, 2015) (reversing a descriptiveness refusal on the ground that a mark was found to have acquired distinctiveness within a particular community)
-Successfully overcame numerous specimen refusals for clients in the technology sector
-Successfully reversed doctrine of foreign equivalents refusals for clients in restaurant trade


Rutgers School of Law - Newark J.D. (2010)

Georgetown University School of Foreign Service B.S. (1998) Foreign Service


New York (2011)

New Jersey (2010)

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey (2010)

Professional & Community Activities

International Trademark Association (INTA), Member
   Professional Development Committee, Member (2024-2025)

New York State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section, Member

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