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).
- 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