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Ronald D. Coleman is a member of Goetz Fitzpatrick, LLP with offices in New York City and northern New Jersey. His focus is on commercial, Internet and intellectual property law.
New York,  NY  U.S.A.

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Contact InfoTelephone: 201-612-4444
University Princeton University, A.B., Certificate: Economics/Political Economy, 1985; Aish HaTorah College of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, Israel; Kol Yaakov Torah Center; Kollel Gur Aryeh, Mesivta Yeshiva Rabbi Chaim Berlin, 1989; Mesivta Yeshiva Rabbeinu Chaim Berlin, Kollel Fellowship, 1991
Law SchoolNorthwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1988
Admitted1989, New York, New Jersey and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 1991, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; 1993, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 2001, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Memberships Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Trademarks and Unfair Competition Committee, 2009-2012, 2000-2003); New Jersey State Bar Association (Internet and Computer Law Committee, 2003-2006; Litigation Section 2010--) ; International Trademark Association (Internet Committee: Online Trademark Use Subcommittee, 2005-2007); Federalist Society (Vice-Chairman, Religious Liberties Practice Group, 1998-2006; Intellectual Property Practice Group, 2006--); Copyright Society of the USA (2012--); International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (Internet Legislation Taskforce, 2000-2001); New York State Bar Assocation (Intellectual Property Section, 2013 --)
LanguagesHebrew, Spanish and Yiddish
BornQueens, New York, 1963

Award Name, Granting Organization Date:

Avodas HaKodesh Award, Agudath Israel of America, 2010
"Who's Who in America," Marquis Who's Who, 2006 --
Achieved the highest rating for legal ability, Martindale-Hubbell, 1999;

"Who's Who in American Law," Marquis Who's Who, 1998 --.

"Trademark Protection and Right of Publicity" chapter in In the Arena: A Sports Law Handbook, 2013 (NYSBA); "Bully for Who?," Intellectual Property Magazine, 2011
"Trademark, Copyright, and the Internet: Time to Return Balance to Civil Litigation," Federalist Society, 2010;

"Copyright Rules of the Road for Bloggers," Copyright and New Media law Newsletter, 2009;

Author: "Likelihood of Confusion," weblog, 2005 --

" Hands off Blogs: Mandatory disclosure of payment to bloggers runs counter to free expression," NJ Law Journal, 2007;

"Prudential Standing: Who is 'any person' under the Lanham Act?" Advertising Compliance Service, 2006;

"De Minimis Confusion on the Internet: Compounding the Error of Initial Interest," Journal of Internet Law, Oct. 2003;

"Managing Risk: Litigation Prophylaxis in High-Tech Agreements," NJSBA Business Law Symposium (ICLE), 2003;

"Online Auction Sites and Trademark Infringement Liability," Record of the City of New York, Spring, 2003;

"Depositions and Wrongful Profits in Infringement Cases: Concerning Your Prey with Rule 30(b)(6),", 2002;

Co-Author: "New York's Declaratory Judgment Insurance Trap,", January 12, 2001;

Principal Co-Author, "Hacker with a White Hat," Mealey's Cyber Tech Litigation, May 14, 2001;

"The Common Interest Privilege's Evolving Nomenclature and Jurisprudence,", December 5, 2000;

"Courts Run Hot and Cold on Liquidated Damages,", 2000;

Primary author, trade paperback, The ABA Legal Guide for Small Business, Three Rivers Press 2000;

Chapter 6: "Responses to Complaints (With Clyde A Szuch)," Business and Commercial Litigation in the Federal Courts (West), 1998;

Trade Paperback, The ABA Guide to Consumer Law, Times Books, 1998;

"New York's Choice of Law Doctrine in Coverage Cases," Mealey's Litigation Report: Insurance, January 28, 1997;

"Court Nixes Fees for Fact Witnesses," National Law Journal, September 22, 1997;

"Contracting on the Internet," National Law Journal IP Express, March 19, 1997;

"Civil Disclosures: Skepticism runs rampant as the federal courts' experiment with discovery reform hits the two-year mark," ABA Journal, 1995;

Principal Author, "Copycats on the Superhighway," ABA Journal, July 1995;

"Contracts and Consumer Law," The ABA Family Legal Guide, 1994.

Speaking Engagement Name, Conference Date:

A Focus on Initial Interest Confusion, Post-Sale Confusion and Related Strategies; Advanced Trademark Law 2010;

Keying Up Keywords: The Role of IP in Keyword Searching; Annual Spring Meeting 2010;

Policing Trademarks on the Internet and the Web 2.0, Table Talk (Facilitator), 2010;

Legal Aspects of Blogging; Legal Aspects of Blogging, 2008;

Jewish law issues in legal practice, Halacha Conference of Agudath Israel 2007;

Legal research on the Internet for non-lawyers; Advanced Internet Strategies for the New Jersey Legal Professional, 2006;

Advanced trademark law: Seminar on Advanced Trademark Law (ABCNY), 2005;

Issues in Trademark Dilution, Table Talk (Facilitator), 2004;

Managing Risks and Costs of Acquiring IT Solutions; Annual Business Law Institute (NJSBA), 2003;

Electronic discovery, Electronic Data Management and Discovery Issues: Where is the Tipping Point? (Del. Bar Assoc.), 2003;

Legislation / lobbying report to members; Annual Meeting (IACC), 2002; ;

Trademark counterfeiting; Attacking Counterfeiting in the 21st Century (NYIPA), 2002;

IP issues in branding; Branding Strategies and Issues, 2002;

Constitutional law - First Amendment; Faith Under Democracy (Fed. Soc.), 2002;

Protecting Intellectual Property Rights Where Wireless is Ubiquitous; Wireless Conference (Conf. Bd.), 2001;

Trademark rights vs. free speech, Trademarks in Cyberspace (INTA), 2000.

Former Adjunct Professor of Law, Seton Hall University. Panelist: The Conference Board; Practicing Law Institute; International Trademark Association; New Jersey State Bar Association; National Business Institute; Association of the Bar of the City of New York; New York County Bar Association; American Conference Institute; Agudath Israel of America; Princeton University Alumni Council. Formerly with: Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler; Lowenstein, Sandler, Kohl, Fisher & Boylan, P.C.; Pitney, Hardin, Kipp & Szuch, LLP; Bragar, Wexler & Eagel, PC. General Counsel: Media Bloggers Association, 2005—; Arts Horizons, Inc., 2002-2004. Trustee, Project Genesis, Inc., 2001—. Advisory Trustee, Princeton Broadcasting Corp., 1985-2006. (Also at Glen Rock, New Jersey Office)

Reported CasesdeVere Grp. GmbH v. Opinion Corp., 877 F. Supp. 2d 67 (E.D.N.Y. 2012); Kolel Beth Yechiel Mechil of Tartikov, Inc. v. YLL Irrevocable Trust, 878 F. Supp. 2d 459 reconsideration denied, 881 F. Supp. 2d 532 (S.D.N.Y. 2012); Kolel Beth Yechiel Mechil of Tartikov, Inc. v. YLL Irrevocable Trust, 863 F. Supp. 2d 351, 352 (S.D.N.Y. 2012); Tropp v. Conair Corp., 845 F. Supp. 2d 485 (E.D.N.Y. 2012); Ascentive, LLC v. Opinion Corp., 842 F. Supp. 2d 450 (E.D.N.Y. 2011); Designer Skin, LLC v. S & L Vitamins, Inc., 560 F. Supp. 2d 811 (D. Ariz. 2008); S&L Vitamins, Inc. v. Australian Gold, Inc., 521 F. Supp. 2d 188 (E.D.N.Y. 2007); Buying For The Home, LLC v. Humble Abode, LLC, 459 F. Supp. 2d 310 (D.N.J. 2006); Lawson v. New York Billiards Corp., 331 F. Supp. 2d 121 (E.D.N.Y. 2004); Louis Vuitton Malletier & Oakley, Inc. v. Veit, 211 F. Supp. 2d 567 (E.D. Pa. 2002); Valley Nat. Bank v. Lavecchia, 59 F. Supp. 2d 432 (D.N.J. 1999); Lewis v. Am. Cyanamid Co., 155 N.J. 544, 715 A.2d 967 (1998); Jews For Jesus v. Brodsky, 993 F. Supp. 282 (D.N.J. 1998) aff'd, 159 F.3d 1351 (3d Cir. 1998)

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