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Global Telecommunications v. American Express
Mr. Rothman resolved a long term contract conflict between Global Telecommunications and American Express. This conflict required an in depth study of the case to remedy the problem. He was able to succeed where other lawyers had not. We greatly appreciate his handling of the matter.
Mr. Rothman’s advice and recommended course of action was spot on! Would highly recommend him to anyone. I look forward to working with him again.
First impressions are everything…
I’ve worked with lawyers where you start with the gatekeeper on the phone which inevitably leads to the lawyer seeing how much money that they can make before they decide if it’s worth it. Then they charge you $250 for 30 minutes on the phone waiting for you to decide while they only pay attention to 20% of what you say. Then you hire them, they never call you back, meanwhile your retainers flying out the window, you’re frustrated, etc., etc.
Joel was kind enough to speak with me over the phone, offered guidance after hearing what I was up against and actually called me back to refer a colleague who he thought might be better suited to help me.
Top notch – would definitely recommend. Thanks again Joel!
Highly recommendMr. Rothman worked diligently over the past year to file a patent infringement case for me. He ultimately was unable to file suit but he was a pleasure to work with. He was unlike an attorney I have known. He is extremely knowledgable and caring and is not motivated by money. I would recommend anyone looking for an honest attorney to work with him.
A pleasure to do unpleasant business
I would highly recommend Joel Rothman. He has been our lawyer for several years now. We have gotten positive results for our legal issues. He is very patient and understanding as well as extremely knowledgeable and well organized.
Excellent Attorney for Patent, Trademark and Trade Dress Matters
Mr. Rothman has handled several patent, trademark and trade dress matters for me in the past few years. He resolved each of the matters quickly and economically.
Joel is very knowledgeable and professional. He treats the opposition respectfully and does not engage in unnecessary posturing. His approach defuses emotionally charged situations and creates an environment where rational negotiations can take place. I firmly believe his approach saved my company a great deal of money and cut short what could have been protracted and costly litigation.
Joel is a creative problem solver. He takes the time to listen and fully understand our corporate concerns. The result is a resolution that remedies the immediate problem and also serves our longer term corporate goals.
Over the years, Joel has also provided solid legal advice. Unlike other lawyers I have dealt with, Joel does not simply tell you what he thinks you want to hear. He listens to your proposed course of action and then carefully explains why the approach will or will not work. He has the excellent perspective to see potential problems and suggest ways to avoid them.
While no one enjoys the threat of litigation, knowing that Joel is available to assist makes the threat far less daunting. I highly recommend Joel and his partner, Jerry. Both are true gentlemen and a credit to the legal profession. Thank you both for all your help!
My wife’s employer was forcing a decision upon her that was not fair or she would be terminated. I reached out to Joel’s office based on the reviews on this website. Joel was familiar with the condition, and had a couple of options for us. With Joel’s connections he was able to get our case to people who had more pull and was able to get the result we were going for. Joel was extremely responsive, had great ideas, and kept us informed throughout the entire process. The reviews on this website are no joke, he is the real deal.
Internet Trademark issue
Attorney Rothman did a great job on my case as he continually over came each obstacle with his depth, knowledge and understanding of not only my case but the laws surrounding my case. It was clear to me that at every turn he had anticipated were the case was going and was well prepared. I am very pleased with his service and impressed by his professionalism and acute followup. I would recommend him to anyone who needs an attorney.
A very satisfying relationshipJoel handled a combined intellectual property and employment/labor case for me. I had moved the case to his firm from another firm where I felt I was not making satisfactory progress. Extremely quick study. He was able to grasp the complex interrelationships between the two cases quicker than I had believed possible in order to move the cases forward in a very timely manner. We worked together for a year and a half on the two cases. I believe he achieved the best possible outcome for me in the circumstances. I would certainly retain him again and I can honestly recommend him and the other members of his firm without reservation.
Successful Licensing ResolutionWe had the occasion recently to use the services of Joel Rothman. It involved a licensing problem, whereby a large company used an image by one of our artists on their products, without gaining the proper licensing approval. Mr. Rothman was successful in obtaining an equitable settlement for us. he did so in a timely manner and without going to court. We found Mr. Rothman to be consistent in keeping us informed of his progress, and extremely knowledgeable of this area of the law. He was able to bring our complaint to a speedy resolution, thus minimizing the loss of productive time and cost to us. We are appreciative of Mr. Rothman’s professionalism in representing our interests. We highly recommend him for anyone with a licensing issue.
What is Intellectual Property?
“Intellectual Property” is the body of law that protects the fruits of human intelligence: our inventions, our creative works, and the logos and brand names that we adopt for the goods and services we sell. There are three major types of intellectual property protection – patents, trademarks and copyrights. Generally speaking, patent protection is available for inventions that are useful, such as a novel product, a new method of doing business, or a new process for making or using something, and may also be available to protect a new and original ornamental design for an article of manufacture; copyright law protects original works of authorship such as books, music, artwork, photographs, web pages and software; and trademark law protects the brand names used for goods or services, logos, as well as distinctive product and packaging designs. Trademark law is part of the law of unfair competition, which also addresses trade secret protection, unfair competition and deceptive and unfair trade practices.
Sometimes an invention or work is eligible for more than one type of protection. Take, for example, a lamp with an elaborately sculpted base that incorporates a novel on-off switch. The creator of this lamp might be able to claim copyright protection in the lamp’s shape as a sculpture, apply for a design patent to protect the ornamental features of the lamp, and apply for a utility patent on the on-off switch invention. Over time, if the public came to associate the lamp’s design with a particular source of lamps, as we have learned to associate the shape of a Coca-Cola® bottle with cola manufactured by the Coca-Cola Company, then the lamp’s shape could be claimed as a trademark. An attorney can help you to determine what types of intellectual property protection are available to you and how best to protect your intellectual property.