Brand Licensing and Franchise Partner
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP serves clients throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia, bringing expertise in intellectual property, litigation, and corporate transactional matters. Our integrated connectivity gives us the accessibility required to successfully handle our clients' complex national and international interests, while creating the best solutions worldwide.
As a partner with Kilpatrick Townsend, Marc’s practice focuses on intellectual property licensing and franchising in the consumer products/services, industrial design and fashion areas, including implementation of branding objectives. Marc also counsels clients on creating effective strategies for procuring, protecting and enforcing their global intellectual property assets, including patent, copyright and trademark prosecution, trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings in the USPTO and US Copyright Office. Marc also provides intellectual property litigation services. He frequently lectures and writes on intellectual property issues for a variety of intellectual property organizations and publications, including INTA, NYSBA IP Section, Wharton Business Law Association, NYU, ABCNY Fashion Law Committee, National Law Journal, IP Strategist and The New York Law Journal, Practical Law, The Licensing Journal. Marc is listed in the 2012 and the four years immediately preceding editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for Intellectual Property: Trademark & Copyright. Chambers noted that Marc Lieberstein has "tremendous business savvy and is tenacious in his work ethic," according to his clients (2012). He was also recognized as a New York “Super Lawyer” in Intellectual Property Litigation by SuperLawyers magazine in 2012 and the three years immediately preceding, and, for the last two years, Marc was named a Top 100 New York Metro "Super Lawyer" in Intellectual Property. He is listed in the 2011, 2012 and 2013 editions of World Trademark Review 1000 – The World's Leading Trademark Professionals. In 2013, Marc received the LexologyClient Choice Guide - International 2013 Award and is the sole winner in the Intellectual Property: Copyright category for New York. Representative clients/brands include: BILLY REID, BRAHMIN, JOSEPH ABBOUD, BRYAN KEITH, PATTY MADDEN, UPS, and Fortune 500 consumer product brands.