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Michael J. Schwab

T: (212) 239-2000 Ext. 527
F: (212) 239-7277

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Michael J. Schwab has over 20 years of experience in handling all facets of intellectual property and licensing matters. Mr. Schwab specializes in trademark and copyright counseling, litigation and counseling on regulatory and other issues in the beverage alcohol, dietary supplement and food industries.  His practice is diversified and includes all aspects of  a domestic and international trademark practice, including advising, searching the availability of marks, filing and prosecuting trademark applications, handling contested oppositions, cancellations and litigations, managing worldwide trademark portfolios, enforcing trademark rights, including gray market goods, anti-counterfeiting, and monitoring and preventing infringing third party trademarks, internet and related domain name use and advertising compliance.

Mr. Schwab also negotiates, drafts and interprets license and other agreements, monitors licensee compliance and manages intellectual property due diligence in connection with corporate mergers and acquisitions.

In the beverage alcohol, dietary supplement and food fields Mr. Schwab counsels clients on a wide variety of issues including federal, state, local and international regulatory compliance, international and domestic distribution agreements, federal alcoholic beverage label approval and state brand registrations, advertising compliance, trade practices and customs and international trade matters.

As a recognized leader in his field, Mr. Schwab speaks and publishes extensively on various intellectual property and regulatory issues.


Brooklyn Law School, J.D., with honors 1994
         Managing Editor of Brooklyn Journal of International Law
Skidmore College, B.S. 1990


Mr. Schwab is admitted to practice in New York and in New Jersey as well as before the United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.


Mr. Schwab is a member of the International Trademark Association and the American Bar Association.


Practical Law Intellectual Property & Technology, with Michael J. Schwab, “Registering a Madrid Protocol”, September 2017 (updated annually)

“Trademark Enforcement, Counterfeits and Grey Market Goods”,, July/August 2016 (updated annually)

“Acquiring Trademark Rights & Registrations”,, March 2011 (updated annually)

“Registering A U.S. Trademark Checklist”,, August 2010 (updated annually)

“Comment, Lujan v. Defenders of Wildlife: The Need for a Uniform Approach to Extraterritoriality”, 19 Brook J. Int’l Law 1009, 1993


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