Sullivan & Worcester Adds Experienced Intellectual Property Partner
Boston, MA – June 19, 2014 – Sullivan & Worcester is pleased to announce that Lawrence R. Robins has joined the firm as a partner in the Intellectual Property Group of the firm’s Boston office.
Mr. Robins represents clients on a variety of intellectual property matters, with a particular focus on the litigation of trademark, copyright, unfair competition, advertising, and related disputes; strategic trademark portfolio development, management, and protection; and counseling on the use and protection of copyrighted works. His areas of industry and technical experience include information technology, search engines, e-commerce, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, consumer goods, financial services, restaurants and clubs, furniture and design, food and beverage, and sports and sporting goods.
In his copyright practice, Mr. Robins assists clients in designing and implementing policies both to protect their own copyrightable works and to ensure the appropriate use of the works of others, including the use of open source software. Mr. Robins is an experienced copyright litigator and also assists clients in enforcing their rights via the U.S. Immigration and Customs Service.
In the trademark area, Mr. Robins works proactively with clients to develop and implement trademark management programs designed to maximize the return on investment in both marketing and legal expenditures relating to brand management. He represents clients in trademark, unfair competition, advertising, and related disputes in the federal and state courts, before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and via alternative avenues of dispute resolution such as arbitration under the ICANN Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy and proceedings before the National Advertising Division (NAD).
"We are thrilled to add such a talented IP lawyer to our team, particularly one with high-level experience with trademark infringement issues," said Kimberly Herman, leader of the Intellectual Property Group. "Larry’s background in a variety of intellectual property matters will enhance our capabilities and the range of services that we can provide to our clients."
Mr. Robins earned his B.A. from Emory University, a J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and his M.B.A. from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management.
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