Lisa Willis focuses her practice on domestic and international trademark matters including trademark clearance, counseling, prosecution, enforcement and contested proceedings.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Willis worked as an associate at an IP boutique and an international law firm based in New York City where she represented clients in all aspects of domestic and international trademark clearance prosecution, enforcement and litigation matters. Ms. Willis has experience in a variety of industries including fashion, sports and entertainment, cosmetics, technology and financial services. She has also litigated trade secrets, employment and general commercial matters.

Ms. Willis is a frequent guest lecturer on trademark law at Parsons The New School of Design and has lectured at New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies on the topic of non-traditional trademarks.

Ms. Willis was recognized as a 2014, 2015 and 2016 New York “Rising Star” in the area of Intellectual Property by Super Lawyers magazine. She was named a 2016 and 2017 "IP Star" by Managing Intellectual Property magazine.

Professional & Community Activities

New York State Bar Association, Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section, Fashion Law Committee, Co-Chair

New York State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section, Member

International Trademark Association, Member

The Copyright Society of the U.S.A., Member

Education

  • Harvard Law School, J.D. (2005)
  • Columbia University Teachers College, M.A., Special Education (1998)
  • The City College of New York, B.S., Elementary Education (1994)

Bar Admissions

  • New York (2006)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Who We Are

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