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  • Mishev is a Judge at Cardozo Moot Court Competition

    Milena S. Mishev, New York Intellectual Property & Trademark LawyerMarch 06, 2014

    Milena S. Mishev, who leads the Trademark practice in our Intellectual Property group, was a judge on March 6, 2014 for the 30th Annual Cardozo/BMI Entertainment and Communications Law Moot Court Competition at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

  • Aufrichtig Speaks to Bulgarian Women's Club on Patent Issues

    Peter D. Aufrichtig, White Plains & NY Intellectual Property & Banking LawyerMarch 20, 2013

    Peter D. Aufrichtig, who chairs our Intellectual Property group, spoke to the Bulgarian Women’s Club at the Bulgarian Consulate General in Manhattan on March 20, 2013 on the "Patent System in the United States" and the essentials of protecting your inventions and ideas.

  • Mishev is a Judge for Cardozo/BMI Moot Court Competition

    Milena S. Mishev, New York Intellectual Property & Trademark LawyerFebruary 28, 2013

    Milena S. Mishev, who leads our trademark practice in our Intellectual Property group, was a judge on February 28, 2013 for the 2013 Cardozo/BMI Moot Court Competition. In 1984, the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law first hosted an Entertainment and Communications Law Moot Court Competition. Since these early beginnings, the competition has grown in both involvement and stature, attracting some of the brightest legal minds from law schools across the country and drawing top judges and lawyers to offer their insight to the competitors.

  • Mishev Speaks to Bulgarian Women’s Club on Intellectual Property Issues

    Milena S. Mishev, New York Intellectual Property & Trademark LawyerNovember 13, 2012

    Milena S. Mishev, who leads our trademark practice in our Intellectual Property group, spoke to the Bulgarian Women’s Club at the Bulgarian Consulate General in Manhattan on “What’s in a name...” As part of her presentation, Milena discussed different issues, including why it is so important to do whatever it takes to protect your brand name. Click at Outline to see Milena's written presentation.

  • Menken Elected Justice for Town of Bedford

    November 06, 2012

    We are pleased to announce that David A. Menken, a member of our Intellectual Property and Corporate & General Business groups, was elected Justice for the Town of Bedford. David begins his term as Justice on January 1, 2013.

  • Mishev Authors Article on Intellectual Property Protection in US on Foreign State Emblems, Official Hallmarks & Names & Emblems of IGOs

    Milena S. Mishev, New York Intellectual Property & Trademark LawyerSeptember 30, 2012

    Milena S. Mishev, who leads our trademark practice in our Intellectual Property group, authored an article for AmCham Magazine. In the article, Milena discusses the intellectual property rights in the United States under the Paris Convention. The Paris Convention is expansive, including addressing the protection of patents, trademarks, designs and trade names, as well as the protection of state emblems of other countries, armorial bearings, flags and other emblems that are the subject of international treaties.

  • Mishev Authors Article for International Trademark Association

    Milena S. Mishev, New York Intellectual Property & Trademark LawyerSeptember 15, 2012

    Milena S. Mishev, who leads the firm's trademark practice in our Intellectual Property group, authored an article for the International Trademark Association. In the article, Milena offered commentary and analysis of a recent decision of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) in which the TTAB limited testimony of a witness simply because the party opposing the trademark application failed to timely
    identify its witness.

  • David Menken Speaks at Business Roundtable on Legal Issues on the Use of Social Media

    May 31, 2012

    David A. Menken, a member of our Intellectual Property and Corporate & General Business groups, spoke on Legal Issues Concerning the Use of Social Media at the Westfair Business Roundtable on May 31, 2012 in Riverside, Connecticut. Westfair is the publisher of the Westchester County and Fairfield County Business Journals, HV Biz and Wag Magazine.

  • Milena S. Mishev Joins Firm & Intellectual Property Group as Partner

    Milena S. Mishev, New York Intellectual Property & Trademark LawyerApril 23, 2012

    We are pleased to announce that Milena S. Mishev has joined the firm as a partner and is a member of our Intellectual Property group, which is chaired by Peter D. Aufrichtig. Milena brings to McCarthy Fingar a decade of experience in trademark and unfair competition law, as well as copyright law. As a member of our Intellectual Property group, which also includes Peter D. Aufrichtig and David A. Menken, Milena will serve clients in a number of capacities, including business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, trade secret protection, and various other intellectual property and information technology matters. Many of Milena’s clients are based outside the United States, particularly in Europe. Milena is also qualified as a European attorney, accredited to the practice of law in Bulgaria. "We are pleased and honored to add Milena to our firm’s roster of highly skilled and talented lawyers," said Frank W. Streng, a Co-Administrative Partner of the firm. "Milena’s distinguished background in intellectual property law will make her an asset to our firm and our clients." Prior to joining us, Milena was a partner at the New Jersey firm of DeMont & Breyer, LLC, where she was head of that firm’s Trademark Department.

  • David Menken's Info Tech Practice Featured in Westchester Business Journal

    April 16, 2012

    David A. Menken, a member of our Intellectual Property and Corporate & General Business groups, was featured in the April 16, 2012 issue of the Westchester County Business Journal. David's clients, who include software developers and others in the information technology field, seek his advice regarding numerous technology and web site management issues. Amongst other things, David helps client deal with rights in open source software, development of social media sites, and policies for the collection, safeguarding and dissemination of proprietary and personally identifiable information.

  • Menken Discusses Government & Social Media on Radio Show

    April 09, 2012

    David A. Menken, a member of our Intellectual Property and Corporate & General Business groups, was a guest on "Wow! I Didn't Know That," a public affairs radio and internet talk show hosted by former Westchester County Executive Andy Spano. David talked about "Government & the Social Media." The show aired live on Monday, April 9, 2012, at 10 am, on Westchester's WVOX-AM/1460 and streamed on wvox1460.com.

  • Menken Certified as Information Privacy Professional

    April 09, 2012

    David A. Menken, a member of our Intellectual Property and Corporate & General Business groups, has achieved certification as an Information Privacy Professional ("CIPP"), with a specialty in US privacy laws and policies, through the International Association of Privacy Professionals. The "CIPP/US" credential is earned by demonstrating a strong foundation in U.S. privacy laws and regulations and an understanding of the legal requirements for the responsible transfer of sensitive personal data to/from the United States, the European Union and other jurisdictions. David has expertise in advising businesses which collect data using traditional methods and via the Web on compliance with data security and privacy laws and policies.

  • Menken Speaks on Municipal Government Use of Social Media

    March 12, 2012

    David A. Menken, a member of our Intellectual Property and Corporate & General Business groups, spoke on laws relating to municipal government use of social media at the Westchester Municipal Planning Federation's Land Use Training Institute, at Pace University’s Lubin Graduate Center in White Plains on March 12, 2012. His discussion touched on the benefits of social media to local government and compliance with "open government" requirements. He also reviewed the various elements of social media policies that he recommends to his governmental clients. Many of these issues are discussed in David's outline.

  • Menken Appointed to Board of Governors of World Trade Council

    February 27, 2012

    David A. Menken, a member of our Corporate & General Business and Intellectual Property groups, has been named to the Board of Governors of the World Trade Council of the Westchester County Association. The World Trade Council is the international trade arm of the Westchester County Association. Its mission is to promote and facilitate international trade for companies within Westchester County and the lower Hudson Valley. This includes helping local companies expand their international presence as well as highlighting Westchester County as a venue for international investment and partnerships.

  • Menken Lectures on Government Use of Social Media in Bangalore, India

    February 23, 2012

    David A. Menken, a member of our Corporate & General Business and Intellectual Property groups, participated in a panel discussion on the Application of Technology in Financial Fraud Prevention and Identity Theft and Data Protection on February 23, 2012 at the International Asian Conference of the Information Technology Law Association in Bangalore, India. David also lectured on "Government Use of Social Media." David's presentation to the ITechLaw Association can be viewed by clicking here.

  • Menken Lectures on Legal Issues on Government Use of Social Media to Inform & Involve the Public

    October 24, 2011

    David A. Menken, a member of our Corporate & General Business and Intellectual Property groups, participated in a panel discussion on October 24, 2011 in Greenburgh, New York on "Making the Internet and Social Media Work for You: A Tool for Citizen Engagement in Planning and Municipal Operations," sponsored by the Westchester Municipal Planning Federation. David also lectured on "Government Use of Social Media: the Legal Issues". Click at Power Point to see David's presentation on this program.

  • Gulbin Joins Firm as Associate & is Part of Intellectual Property Group

    November 01, 2009

    John F. Gulbin has joined the firm as an associate and is a member of our Intellectual Property group.

  • Peter Aufrichtig Joins Firm and Heads Up New Intellectual Property Group

    Peter D. Aufrichtig, White Plains & NY Intellectual Property & Banking LawyerJanuary 01, 2009

    Peter D. Aufrichtig has joined the firm as a partner and is a member of our Business Litigation, Corporate & General Business, Real Estate Transactions, Intellectual Property and Commercial Finance groups.

  • Glanz Joins Firm and Intellectual Property Group

    January 01, 2009

    Reine H. Glanz has joined the firm as an associate and is a member of our Intellectual Property group.