Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon

Liz 
     Cominolli

Liz Cominolli

Counsel

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Syracuse Office

Barclay Damon Tower
125 East Jefferson Street
Syracuse, New York 13202

Liz focuses on counseling clients in all aspects of developing, designing, and implementing global trademark protection and enforcement strategies. She has significant experience prosecuting trademark applications before the US Patent and Trademark Office and matters involving the clearance, selection, use, maintenance, and enforcement of trademarks. Liz also handles trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and drafts and negotiates IP-related agreements such as licenses, assignments, and coexistence agreements.

Through an extensive network of international attorneys, Liz assists with maintaining and enforcing many well-known global brands. She leverages her extensive network of international contacts to develop and implement world-wide trademark protection strategies for her US-based clients. In addition to trademark matters, Liz also handles the preparation and filing of copyright applications before the US Copyright Office as well as due diligence on trademark matters in connection with M&A transactions.

Liz’s clients span a wide variety of industries, including automobile, consumer goods, consumer electronics, telecommunications, industrial tooling, fashion and apparel, sporting and outdoor goods, gaming, performing arts, hospitality, and food and beverage.

Representative Experience

  • Manages the global trademark portfolio for a world-wide telecommunications manufacturer.
  • Manages the global trademark portfolio of a global food manufacturer for the retail and foodservice markets.
  • Manages the global trademark portfolio for a global manufacturer of consumable products for the medical, industrial, and gaming industries.
  • Successfully negotiated a co-existence agreement on behalf of a global manufacturer of pharmaceutical tools.
  • Handled clearing, filing, and prosecuting trademarks for a well-known manufacturer of cameras and optical goods.
  • Manages global filings on behalf of domestic clients in over 70 countries.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, Syracuse Science and Technology Law Reporter, Associate Editor, CALI Award for Exemplary Academic Performance in Contracts, Mackenzie-Strickland Scholarship Recipient, Justinian Honorary Law Society, 2010
  • LeMoyne College, B.S., summa cum laude, Le Moyne College Presidential Scholarship, Myrtle G. Derschug Award Recipient, 2007

Admitted To Practice

  • New York, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York

Memberships & Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Barclay Damon’s Women’s Forum
  • Innovation American Inn of Court
  • International Trademark Association

Speaking & Publications

Honors

  • Selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars in Upstate New York: Intellectual Property, 2018

Prior Experience

  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Associate
  • John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc. d/b/a/ PPC, Associate Counsel
  • John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc. d/b/a/ PPC, Legal Intern
  • Syracuse University Community Development Law Clinic, Student Attorney
  • O'Brien & Gere Limited, Legal Intern

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