Speakers

George C. Sciarrino

Associate

George manages intellectual property portfolios for global brands and advises on U.S. and international trademark and copyright matters. He counsels clients on trademark clearance, prosecution, and enforcement. His practice also focuses on Trademark Trial and Appeal Board practice, foreign contested proceedings, domain name disputes, anti-counterfeiting, and IP-related strategy and contracts. George has represented clients in many industries, including fashion, technology, sports, publishing, entertainment, media, travel, hospitality, food and beverage. Prior to becoming an attorney, George earned a degree in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design and worked as a fashion designer for the Nautica brand. His early career provided him with insight into legal issues in the fashion industry and led to him becoming an attorney.

"In my spare time, I enjoy taking art classes and creating digital artwork."

HONORS & RECOGNITIONS

"Super Lawyers", New York Metro Rising Stars in Intellectual Property Law (2017-2019)

 

COMMUNITY & PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Rollins Career Champions Mentor Program - Volunteer (2017- Present)
New York City Bar Association, Fashion Law Committee - Member (2016-Present)
Fordham Fashion Law Institute Clinic - Volunteer (2016-Present)

PRACTICE AREAS

Trademark Copyright
Strategic Intellectual Property Planning
Litigation & Early Dispute Resolution
Advertising, Media & Technology

INDUSTRIES

Apparel, Footwear Accessories
Broadcasting, Entertainment & Music
Computer, Internet Telecommunications
Consumer Goods & Services
Finance, Banking Insurance
Games
& Toys

EXPERIENCE

Represented clients in many industries, including lifestyle and fashion companies, technology start-ups, entertainment and media platforms, hotels and restaurants, and a major sports organization.

Prior Employment

Ladas & Parry-Associate, 2016-2018; Legal Intern, 2011
Harris Beach -Associate, 2013-2016
Burberry- Legal Intern, 2012
Nautica - Design Assistant, 2010

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

We hosted another Fashion Law Institute pop-up clinic
11.15.2019

We Hosted Another Fashion Law Institute Pop-Up Clinic
11.16.2018

Intellectual Property Lecture, New York Law School - Guest Speaker
03.2018

Fashion Law Course, Cardozo School of Law - Guest Speaker
09.27.2017

Fashion Law Course, New York Law School - Guest Speaker
11.2016

Talent Without Boundaries: Immigration and the Fashion Industry, New York City Bar Association - Moderator
11.2016

Boot Camp: Basic Training for Lawyers, New York City Bar Association - Guest Speaker
09.2016

EDUCATION

New York Law School, New York, NV
(J.D., cum laude, 2013; New York Law School Law Review; Harlan Honors Scholar; Student Bar    Association, Senator)

Parsons School of Design, New York, NV (A.A.S., 2009; Dean's List)

Rollins College, Winter Park, FL
(B.A., 2007; Dean's List; Crosby/Cornell Leadership & Community Service Scholar; Student Government Association, Senator)

ADMISSIONS

New York
New Jersey

PUBLICATIONS

The Designer Formerly Known As... Intellectual Property Issues Arising from Personal Names as Fashion Brands
The Trademark Reporter, Vol. 107: No. 1, International Trademark Association (INTA), 12.2017

The Designer Formerly Known As .… Intellectual Property Issues Arising from Personal Names as Fashion Brands
Bright Ideas, Vol. 26: No. 1, New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), 05.2017