David Weild III: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

David Weild III

New York,  NY  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property
  • IP Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Trademark and Trade Dress
  • Cross Border
  • Technology
  • Media & Telecommunications
  • Copyright
University Yale University, B.A., 1952
Law SchoolYale University, LL.B., 1959
AdmittedNew York; U.S. Patent & Trademark Office; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit


American Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
American Society of International Law
Asia-Pacific Lawyers Association
Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Association of University Technology Managers
Association pour le Protection de la Propriete Industrielle (AIPPI)
Chartered Institute of Patent Agents (U.K.) (Foreign Member)
Federal Circuit Bar Association
Former Chair of the NYIPLA Committee on Harmonization of the Patent Laws and the International Advisory Group and International Committee of INTA
Former member of the Editorial Board of The Trademark Reporter and current member of its ADR subcommittee
Institute of Trade Marks Agents
International Bar Association
International Trademark Association
Licensing Executives Society
New York Inn of American Inns of Court
New York Intellectual Property Association
New York State Bar Association
Registered United States, Canadian and Philippines Patent Offices


David Weild III, a Partner in the New York office, has over 50 years experience in the recognition, preservation, creation, administration, exploitation and enforcement of intellectual property in domestic as well as international commerce. He was head of the International Trademark Copyright and Competition group at the former Pennie & Edmonds - one of the largest US IP boutique firms - where, early in his career, he headed its Foreign Department and oversaw the development, filing, maintenance, exploitation and enforcement of large portfolios of patents, designs and trademarks for clients in diverse businesses, including tobacco, beverages, industrial chemicals, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, clothing, window fashions fasteners, solid mineral extraction, jewelry, sports equipment and retailing, transportation and storage services.

Mr. Weild has overseen transactions and participated in litigation not only in the United States, but also in foreign jurisdictions, and has appeared as co-counsel in the former Exchequer Court of Canada and before the Commission of the European Communities. He additionally has supervised litigations in Italy, China, Germany, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Belgium, Brazil, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Switzerland and India, among other jurisdictions.

He is admitted to practice at the US Patent and Trademark Office, and is registered at the comparable Canadian and Philippines offices. Mr. Weild is a member of and has held positions in various professional organizations, including the International Trademark Association, the New York Intellectual Property Law Association, the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the Licensing Executives Society, the Chartered Institute of Patent Agents and is a Member of the Institute of Trademark Attorneys. He assisted in the re-establishment of cooperative intellectual property relations with the People's Republic of China and lectured in China under the auspices of its then Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations and Trade and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT).

He is an honors graduate of Brooklyn Technical High School, Yale University and the Yale Law School, from which he received his LLB degree in 1959 and was awarded the Ambrose Gherini Prize in International Jurisprudence. From 1953 through 1956, Mr. Weild was on active duty with the U.S. Army, including duty in Berlin, Germany. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.

Scandinavian & Nordic Region

Edwards Wildman Featured in World Trademark Review 1000 'Top 25'
March 20, 2012
David Weild III Co-Authors Article on Common Law Protections for Unregistered Trademarks for World Trademark Review
December 2010/January 2011
INTA 2010
May 22, 2010-May 26, 2010 event
Licensing Executive Society (USA & Canada) 2009 Annual Meeting
October 18-21, 2009 event

Edwards Wildman's David Weild Discusses the Complications of Joint Mark Ownership in World Trademark Review
April 17, 2014
Edwards Wildman Achieves Impressive Rankings in the World Trademark Review 1000
January 31, 2014
Edwards Wildman's David Weild Comments on Johnny Football's Trademark Challenges in World Trademark Review
January 22, 2014
Edwards Wildman's David Weild Analyzes Issue of Whether 'Tiffany Setting' Trademark is at Risk in JCK
May 7, 2013
Is 'Tiffany Setting' a Generic Term? Edwards Wildman's David Weild Comments in JCK
March 13, 2013
EAPD Attorneys Selected For Inclusion in Super Lawyers 2011
October 6, 2011
EAPD Attorneys Selected For Inclusion in Super Lawyers 2010
October 7, 2010
EAPD Attorneys Recognized in 2010 Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition
March 1, 2010
Firm Attorneys Recognized in Super Lawyers 2009 Corporate Counsel Edition
June 22, 2009
EAPD Attorneys Recognized in Super Lawyers 2008 Corporate Counsel Edition
November 24, 2008


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David Weild III

750 Lexington Avenue
New YorkNY 10022-1200


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