Warren Zeserman* focuses his practice on the counseling, management, protection and enforcement of domestic and international intellectual property matters, including trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition, counterfeiting, licensing, domain name and other intellectual property matters. With more than 20 years of in-house and law firm experience, Warren worked in a wide variety of industries including, apparel, building materials, electronics, energy, fertilizer, glass, industrial combustion, natural resources and pharmaceutical.
Prior to joining McDermott, Warren served as in-house counsel for the second largest privately held company in the US for goods and services. There, he was responsible for providing legal analysis and advice regarding the use, prosecution, maintenance and protection of IP. Warren has experience managing trademark and copyright portfolios to ensure proper use and protection. He assesses existing trademark coverage and then creates strategies to address issues that could pose potential legal risk for clients. He has successfully defended or settled for clients in various litigations, arbitrations, mediations and license audits.
Warren has in-depth experience managing marketing materials from a legal perspective with an emphasis on trademarks, copyrights and claims substantiation. He ensures the proper handling and timely takedown of social media abuses and infringement; and also manages, maintains, enforces and protects domain name portfolios. Warren is highly skilled in reviewing advertising, websites, catalogs, packaging, labels and tags for compliance with applicable laws and standards. In addition, he provides training to legal colleagues and business clients on various IP matters.
*Not admitted to practice in Illinois; admitted only in New Jersey. Supervised by principals of the Firm who are members of the Illinois Bar.
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