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Matthew D. ASBELL
Partner
New York Office — (p) 212-708-1800 — (f) 212-246-8959 — (email) Matthew Asbell

Education

Carnegie Mellon University (B.S., 1993)
Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University School of Medicine (1996-1998)
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D., 2007)

Bar Admissions

New York State Bar
New Jersey State Bar
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Affiliations

International Trademark Association (INTA)
American Bar Association (ABA), Section of Intellectual Property Law
New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
Intellectual Property Section New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA)
New York Intellectual Property Lawyers Association (NYIPLA)
Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Publications

· Lanning G. Bryer, Scott J. Lebson, & Matthew D. Asbell, Intellectual Property Operations & Implementation in the 21st Century Corporation, John Wiley & Sons, Oct. 2011
· Barbara Kolsun & Matthew D. Asbell, “Back to the Drawing Board: Contract, Copyright & Trademark Law,” ACC Docket (September 2011): Pp. 25-30, The Association of Corporate Counsel.
· Lanning G. Bryer, Scott J. Lebson, & Matthew D. Asbell, Intellectual Property Strategies for the 21st Century Corporation, John Wiley & Sons, Apr. 2011 (see http://www.ladas.com/BULLETINS/2011/Intellectual_Property_Strategies_Book.shtml).
· Protection Against Third Party Adoption of Trademarks on Social Media, ABA Annual Meeting, August 2010
· Hollywood Goes Virtual: Using Virtual World Concepts and Content in Films, ABA Annual Meeting, August 2010
· Intellectual Property Issues, Employee Policies and eDiscovery in the Use of Social Media, Women in eDiscovery, New York Chapter Luncheon, June 17, 2010
· Intellectual Property Issues in the Use of Social Media Usernames and Profiles, webinar for ABA Young Lawyers Division Intellectual Property Committee, June 2, 2010
· Intellectual Property Issues in the Use of Social Media Usernames and Profiles, CLE presentation at the 25th Annual ABA Intellectual Property Law Conference, Arlington, VA, April 2010
· Legal Considerations in Social Media Marketing, in-house CLE presentation for Ladas ↦ Parry LLP, New York, NY, March 2010
· A Tu Salud! A Primer on the Protection of Chilean Wine and Spirits Trademarks in the United States, in ESTUDIOS DE DERECHO Y PROPRIEDAD INTELECTUAL, Alessandri & Compañia Abogados, Editorial Juridica de Chile, 2009
· Consejos para la Adquisición y Protección de Derechos Marcarios con un Presupuesto Limitado, Marcasur, November 26, 2009, available online
· Building Strong Brands: IP advice for the U.S. and Global Markets, Marketing Executives Networking Group webinar, November 2009
· Intellectual Property Issues in a Web 2.0 World, Marketing Executives Networking Group webinar, October 2009
· Intellectual Property Issues in Virtual Worlds, in-house CLE presentation for Ladas & Parry LLP, New York, NY, June 2009
· Tips on Acquisition and Enforcement of Trademark Rights on a Tight Budget, Mondaq.com, May 14, 2009
· A “Stunning Development”: Taser International Sues The Owners of the Second Life Virtual World, World Trademark Review, May 11, 2009
· ECJ Rules on Website Contact Details of Businesses, Mondaq.com, April 22, 2009
· Combining Trademarks in a Jointly Owned IP Holding Company, 98 tmr 834 (2008)
· USPTO considers whether to carve out exception to infringement of design, World Trademark Review, Sept. 12, 2008
· Second Circuit Holds In-State Goodwill Required for New York Unfair Competition Claim, Bright Ideas, Spring/Summer 2008
· WTO dispute process started over failed IP negotiations with China, World Trademark Review, Apr. 27, 2007
· District court interprets UDRP rules, World Trademark Review, Mar. 12, 2007
· Recent Developments: Progress on the WIPO Broadcasting and Webcasting Treaty, 24 Cardozo Arts Ent. L.J. 349 (2006)
· An Olympic Perspective: Intellectual Property in International Sports Marketing, Bright Ideas, Spring/Summer 2006, at 19
· Patent Law, ABA 101 Practice Series (2008), available on line
· Copyright Law, ABA 101 Practice Series (2008), available on line
· Trademark Law, ABA 101 Practice Series (2008), available on line

Other Information

Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal, Acquisitions Editor (2006-2007), Staff (2005-2006)
American Bar Association, Section of Intellectual Property Law, Young Lawyer Fellow (2010-2013)
Certified Social Media Strategist, Social Media Magic University (2010)


Professional Profile

Matthew D. Asbell is an Partner of Ladas & Parry LLP. Matthew primarily practices trademark and patent law, both domestically and internationally. With a diverse background in the entertainment industry, information technology, and medicine and proficiency in several languages, he is comfortable working with a wide range of clients. His certification as a Social Media Strategist further supports his ability to handle complex intellectual property matters arising in the Web 2.0 space.

Matthew received his B.S. in Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University and attended the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University School of Medicine. He received his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he was president of the Intellectual Property Law Society and Acquisitions Editor of the top-ranked Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal. As an active alumnus, he serves on the Cardozo Alumni Executive Committee, chairs the Alumni Intellectual Property Committee, and mentors numerous law students.

Matthew is an active member of the American Bar Association, in which he has served as a Young Lawyer Fellow of the Section of Intellectual Property Law, a Chair and Vice Chair of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Young Lawyers Division, and a Liaison from the Young Lawyers Division to the Section of Intellectual Property Law. He has chaired the Young Lawyers Committee of the New York State Bar Association Intellectual Property Section, and is an active member of several other bar association committees related to intellectual property. Matthew has authored and co-authored publications and given presentations on the topics of trademark, licensing, copyright, patent, broadcasting and internet and privacy law.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Matthew, a native of Philadelphia, moved to New York City, where he managed emerging singer-songwriters and recording artists, trained others to use software applications more efficiently, and met his wife, a Brazilian staff member of the United Nations. Matthew enjoys all aspects of creativity, technology, language and culture.

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