Craig S. Mende - Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C.
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Craig S. Mende

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2016
Phone: 212-813-5900

Practice Description 
Craig Mende is a Partner in the firm's litigation department. He litigates and counsels on a broad range of trademark, copyright, right of publicity and new media matters; drafts, negotiates and advises on trademark and copyright licenses, purchase agreements and website agreements; and oversees anti-counterfeiting enforcement programs for clients in the apparel, healthcare and other industries.

Prior positions: Associate in the litigation department at Cravath, Swaine and Moore, and Counsel at Arista Records. 

Recognized as a copyright specialist and in the trademark litigation and dispute resolution category in the Legal 500 US Guide; also recognized in Who’s Who Legal Trademarks; WTR 1000 (World Trademark Review); Managing IP and New York Super Lawyers (Intellectual Property Litigation); Named one of the "Top 50 under 45" intellectual property lawyers by IP Law & Business (2007).

Additional Information

Court Admissions
  • United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Sixth and Ninth Circuits
Haverford CollegeBA New York University School of LawJ.D.
Copyright Society of the U.S.A.American Bar AssociationInternational Trademark AssociationInternational Anti-Counterfeiting CoalitionCalifornia CPA Education Foundation's Entertainment Industry Conference American Conference Institute's Corporate Counsel's Guide to Anti-Counterfeiting & Brand Integrity Protection conference

Office Location

866 United Nations Plaza
at First Avenue & 48th Street
New York, NY 10017
United States

Practice Areas

Litigation - Intellectual Property