Wolf Greenfield has added further depth to its New York office with the addition of Robert Maldonado, Tonia Sayour and Norman Zivin as Counsel. Robert and Tonia join the firm’s Trademark & Copyright Practice and Norman joins the firm’s Litigation Practice. All three come from Cooper & Dunham, where Robert spent 27 years, Tonia spent 17 years and Norman spent over 50 years.
“Rob, Tonia and Norm are wonderful additions who will support our commitment to serving clients in the New York market,” said Michael Rader, Head of Wolf Greenfield’s New York Office. “After our recent growth to a larger office space in New York City, we are thrilled to expand our team with these three exceptional attorneys who have been serving clients’ intellectual property needs in New York for many years.”
Robert Maldonado works with patent, trademark and copyright clients on enforcement and defense of their intellectual property rights. Robert has a particular focus on litigation, including patent, trademark, copyright, false advertising and unfair competition matters in federal court. He has extensive litigation experience at both the trial court and appellate court levels, as well as before the Patent and Trial Appeal Board (PTAB) and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). He also oversees his clients’ entire portfolios of patents and trademark registrations. Robert’s clients, which span from startups to global corporations, rely on him for his strategic counseling. He is active in the legal community, with leadership roles in organizations such as the Hispanic National Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the LGBT Law Association Foundation of Greater New York, Inc.
Tonia Sayour counsels clients in all areas of intellectual property law, with a particular focus on trademarks and copyrights. Her clients span from startups to nationally known companies across a multitude of industries. Having litigated over fifty cases in jurisdictions around the US, representing both plaintiffs and defendants, Tonia also focuses her practice on litigation. In addition, she is a registered patent attorney and has significant experience preparing and prosecuting patents and trademarks for her clients. Tonia is actively involved in the intellectual property community, serving as a member of several organizations and speaking on topics related to IP law.
Norman Zivin focuses on intellectual property litigation, including patent, trademark, copyright and unfair competition cases. He has tried numerous cases in federal courts around the US, both before juries and judges, and has argued dozens of appeals in the Federal Circuit and other courts of appeal. In addition, Norman has handled hundreds of contested Patent and Trademark Office proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). With a distinguished career that spans over five decades, Norman’s clients rely on him for his extensive experience across all intellectual property areas. In addition to his active litigation practice, Norman regularly counsels clients on patent and trademark prosecution matters.
“The extensive experience that Rob, Tonia and Norm bring across all areas of intellectual property law makes them a great fit for our firm and clients,” said Douglas Wolf, Chair of Wolf Greenfield’s Trademark & Copyright Practice. “Their particular focus on trademark and copyright issues as well as litigation bolsters our existing strength in these areas.”
Wolf Greenfield’s Trademark & Copyright Practice advises clients on the full range of trademark and copyright issues, from clearance, selection and use, to prosecution of trademark and copyright registrations in the US and other countries, to enforcement of rights worldwide. The team filed 1,500+ trademark applications in 2019 and has over 13,000 active trademarks under management. Wolf Greenfield’s Litigation Practice is known for its success in district courts across the US, before the ITC and the Federal Circuit, and before the Patent and Trial Appeal Board (PTAB) and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB)
Wolf Greenfield is among the 10 largest law firms in the country devoted exclusively to intellectual property law. For nearly a century, the firm has helped clients protect their most valuable intellectual property. In the past several years, Wolf Greenfield has grown from about 100 attorneys and technology specialists to over 140, widening and deepening its expertise across all technologies. Law360 reported in 2019 that Wolf Greenfield grew more than any other large IP firm in the US. In September 2016, the firm opened its New York office, which it has already expanded twice, most recently in January 2020, to better serve a wide range of clients in New York City and around the world.