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.
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