Robert W. Zelnick is a nationally recognized intellectual property (IP) lawyer with an established record of success. Although he is also a registered patent attorney, for more than two decades Robert has focused his practice on trademark, unfair competition and false advertising matters, where he counsels clients on complex IP issues and serves as lead counsel for major clients in federal trial and appellate courts. According to client feedback in World Trademark Review, as the former head of the Firm’s Global Trademark Practice Group for 10 years, he has “an absolutely superb track record in the courtroom.” Clients also single him out for his “particular thoroughness in his research, his answers to our questions, and the depth of the options he provides us with.” In 2017, Robert was named to The Legal 500’s inaugural Hall of Fame, which recognized fewer than 500 US lawyers across all fields of practice.
Robert writes and speaks frequently on intellectual property matters, and has served as a testifying expert in connection with trademark issues. He served as an intern to the Honorable Eric G. Bruggink of the US Court of Federal Claims in Washington, DC, in 1989. Robert earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Lafayette College and his JD, with honors, from George Washington University Law School where he is currently an adjunct professor and teaches “Advanced Trademark Law”.