Erica Klein is a Shareholder at the firm and has more than 20 years of experience practicing intellectual property law. Her practice focuses on trademark and copyright law, and issues relating to e-commerce, internet law, social media, online privacy, domain names, rights of publicity and unfair competition for start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. She regularly counsels clients concerning brand development, licensing, and protection and enforcement of intellectual property, both in the U.S. and as part of a global strategy.
Erica represents clients in varied industries, but she focuses her practice on entertainment, broadcasting, hospitality, food and beverage, fashion, and consumer goods. Her work includes licensing, transactional matters, trademark and copyright prosecution, enforcement, litigation, and general counseling on a variety of IP issues.
Erica is the former chair of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.
Erica received a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College, cum laude, where she was the Co-Chairman of the Dartmouth Programming Board. She also attended the University of Michigan, where she obtained her law degree, and was the Chairman of the Student Funded Fellowship Program.
Organizations and Affiliations
New York State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section Chair
International Trademark Association
Top Lawyer, DBusiness Magazine, 2020
Client Service All-Star, BTI Consulting, 2019
New York Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property, 2014-2018
Co-Author, “Combating Online Infringement: Real World Solutions for an Evolving Digital World,” The American Bar Association’s Landslide® Publication, March 2020
Co-Author, “Fashion Forward Financing: Looking to Banks and IP for the Next Trend,” New York Law Journal, September 2017
Co-Author, “Retail Restructuring Outlook,” August 2017
Co-Author. “How (Not) to Use Celbrity Images to Promote Your Brand on Social Media,”Bloomberg BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal, April 2016
Co-Author, “EU and US Reach Agreement on New Data Transfer Framework,” February 2016
Co-Author, “Third Circuit Upholds FTC’s Cybersecurity Authority,” September 2015
Co-Author, “Brand Protection Strategies for Enforcing Your Rights Against Counterfeits, Knock-offs, and Other Infringements,” The American Bar Association’s Legal Guide to Fashion Design, October 2014
Co-Author, “Changes to the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Crimes,” Bloomberg BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal, May 2013
Co-Author, “Intellectual Property Alert: Introduction of New gLTDs: Trademark Owners and the Trademark Clearinghouse,” March 2013
Co-Author, “From the Red Carpet to Red Soles,” New York Law Journal, February 2012
Co-Author, “Intellectual Property Alert: Fees Slashed for European Trademark Registrations,” April 2009
Moderator, “Out With The Old, In With The New: Innovating In The Battle Against Infringement On Ecommerce,” World Trademark Review Brand Protection Online Event, March 2020