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Marc Aaron Melzer



Marc Aaron Melzer focuses on intellectual property and information technology law as part of a robust complex commercial litigation practice. Marc’s practice includes counseling with respect to intellectual property, technology, employment, and other areas, and representation of individuals and institutions in litigation and regulatory matters in both federal and state courts, and before state and federal administrative agencies, including the U.S. Trademark Office.

Marc is an active member of the New York State Bar Association’s Commercial and Federal Litigation Section’s Social Media Law Committee, and has presented related CLE programs and collaborated on the Committee’s social media guidelines for attorneys and other projects. He is also a member of the New York City Bar Association and American Bar Association.

Marc was previously a litigation associate at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP in New York City, and a research fellow with Fordham Law’s Center on Law & Information Policy. He has co-authored several law and business articles for Forbes.


­Super Lawyers Metro New York “Rising Star” (2012-2018)



­Representing a state agency in a multimillion-dollar software and construction litigation against a defense contractor in the Southern District of New York, culminating in a five-week bench trial.

­Representing minority shareholders over misuse of corporate intellectual property, including famous marks.

­Representing a state agency in construction disputes regarding major public works projects.

­Advising a graphic design firm regarding intellectual property matters, including trademark prosecution and social media legal issues.

­Representing clients before the U.S. Trademark Office with regard to registration of trademarks.




  • Bar of the State of New York
  • Bar of the State of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York\
  • U.S. District Court for theEastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


Princeton University (A.B. 2002)

University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D. 2005)

  •  University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law

Fordham University Law School (LL.M. 2010)

  •  Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal
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