Title:    Trademark and Copyright Associate | Mid-Level  

Status: Full-Time; Exempt

Leason Ellis LLP is seeking a mid-level associate to join our leading trademark and copyright practice team! 

World Trademark Review states that our “lean size belies the immense talent housed here, with all its lawyers boasting stellar credentials.”  We tend to agree.  Leason Ellis is a relatively young and growing IP firm headquartered in White Plains, New York.  We launched in 2008, and now house over 30 trademark, copyright, and patent attorneys under our roof.  

Description of Qualifications, Job Duties and Responsibilities:

You are an outstanding up-and-coming trademark and copyright attorney with 3+ years of experience.  Trademark prosecution and counseling is your jam.  There’s no Office Action you can’t handle.  You have a taste for contentious matters and know your way around the TBMP.  Ideally, you’re equally adept at handling copyright work.  At a minimum, you’re eager to expand your skillset.  Your organizational mindset and attention to detail are second to none.   You are a team player who seeks out opportunities for growth.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter (detailing your desired compensation range and relevant experience that demonstrates your skills as an attorney on the rise and why you see yourself at Leason Ellis) to careers@leasonellis.com     

Leason Ellis is an EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.

Only direct submissions from candidates will be accepted.  No unsolicited resumes from third party agencies or recruiters, please.  Thank you.





This billboard in Herald Square is arguably one of the most famous signs in the world, at least during the parade on Thanksgiving. In 1963, Macy’s entered into an agreement with the owner of the billboard that the sign could not be used to “. . . advertise or refer directly or indirectly to any establishment selling at retail or directly to any consumer [other than Macy’s] . . .” The restriction is supposed to last forever. Macy’s has been renewing its agreement to advertise on the sign every ten years. The most recent term ended this past August without renewal, as the sign’s owner seems to have a new advertiser – Amazon – who does sell directly to consumers. The text of Macy’s complaint alleging breach of the covenant is here: Macys Complaint

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