Intellectual
Property

Trademark

Copyright

Media

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Stacy L. Wu was listed in Super Lawyers’ 2016 Top Women Attorneys and 2014 Rising Stars for the New York Metro area.

Stacy has expertise in brand management and protection across many industries in the areas of trademark and copyright, media, fashion law, entertainment, and digital IP. She has worked in-house at a global mass media company and major fashion retailer in New York. Over the years, Stacy has developed a trusted network of international IP attorneys to successfully obtain and enforce clients’ rights worldwide. She has worked closely with a diverse clientele, from startups to famous brands to artists and their estates. She was admitted to the New York state bar in 2012.

Prior to law, she worked in documentary film sales and distribution. Stacy is proficient in Mandarin Chinese and is learning Italian.

Professional Experience:
CBS Corporation (2016-2018)
Fross, Zelnick, Lehrman & Zissu, P.C. (2014-2015)
Gap Inc. (Summer/Fall 2015) 
Ladas & Parry LLP (2011-2014) 
U.S. Copyright Office (Fall 2011)

Education:
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D.)
New York University (M.A. Media, Culture & Communication)
Beijing Film Academy (International Training Center) 
Columbia University (B.A. Film Studies) 

Volunteer Experience: 
Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project, City Bar Justice Center (November 8, 2018)
Dance/NYC 2018 Symposium (Legal Consultant)
New York State Bar Association (Co-Chair, International Trademark Subcommittee, 2016-2018) 
Asian American Bar Association of New York (Co-Chair, IP Committee, 2013-2016) 
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (Co-Chair, Young Professionals Committee, 2010-2014)
Film Park Slope at Congregation Beth Elohim (Coordinator and Co-Curator, 2008-2009)

Client Testimonials

I had a great experience working with Stacy. She is a pleasure to work with: efficient, responsive, and results oriented. She brings her corporate law firm expertise at affordable rates for a great value. I would highly recommend her to other business owners and would use her again in the future.

- Alexandra Levis, Founder, Arro Financial Communications

As an entrepreneur (and attorney myself), I know the difference between good and great legal service. Stacy helped our startup work through the early trademark and branding process. We never had to wait on her and she provided sage guidance along the way.

- Daniel Max, wellness company founder

I know I can rely on Stacy and am 100% happy with the service.

- Osamu Koyama, jewelry designer

Services

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What's in a name?

Quite a whole lot, as Juliet found out the hard way. A brand name can be your face to the world. You might want it to capture a feature of your product, attract a certain audience, or convey your company’s core values. Selecting a brand name is an exciting and important commercial endeavor that you want to get right from the start. Whether you’re launching a new product or expanding overseas, getting your IP in order will help you grow your business and protect your investment.

IP can be one of the most, if not the most, valuable assets to your company. We can help you weed out the risks and secure and protect your trademark rights.

Trademark Services

  • trademark registration, maintenance & renewals
  • searching word & design marks
  • global IP strategies
  • legal review of brand guidelines
  • cease & desist letters
  • negotiation & licensing 
  • trademark disputes 
  • domain names & cybersquatters 
  • online marketplaces & e-commerce sites
  • anti-counterfeiting, manufacturing & customs matters, including  China
  • IP assignments
  • securing social media names

The creative class is a forceful global economy.

Copyright can help to protect and monetize your original works, especially in the digital age. Literature, music, visual art, photographs, sculptures, motion pictures, videos, screenplays, software, mobile apps, choreography, architectural designs and other works are all registrable with the U.S. Copyright Office, and certain other offices around the world.

Copyright & Entertainment Services

  • copyright registration
  • IP clearance for film & media
  • fair use review
  • licensing & work-for-hire agreements
  • contract drafting & review
  • cease & desist letters
  • takedown requests & copyright disputes
  • online marketplaces & e-commerce sites
  • anti-counterfeiting, manufacturing & customs matters, including China
  • negotiations
  • IP assignments
  • DMCA (Digital Milleninum Copyright Act)

#Ad

Advertising has evolved from the Madison Avenue days. Keeping up with the new social platforms and pop culture landscape is a must. You invest a lot in your campaigns and want to know how viable or risky your marketing materials are. Can we use this slogan? What about this image? But I found it on the Internet!

Advertising & Marketing Services

  • review of advertising & marketing materials, copy, packaging
  • risk assessment
  • legal clearance of deliverables
  • selection & protection of brand names & titles
  • domain names & social media issues
  • contract drafting & review
  • regulatory issues

Press & more

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Press & Speaking

Soft IP—Hot Topics in Trademark and Copyright Law, NAPABA Webinar Series, May 24, 2018

Brands and Their Corporate and Social Responsibility, World IP Day at Cardozo, New York, April 26, 2017

Super Lawyers Magazine, New York Metro/2015: “Navigating China”

Landing Your First In-House or Corporate Gig: Tips From Counsel, AABANY, New York, October 15, 2015

New Chinese Trademark Law and OEM Manufacturing, NYCBAR Trademarks & Unfair Competition Committee, April 22, 2015

USPTO's Cancellation of Redskins Trademarks, AABANY IP Committee, June 18, 2014

Publications

Design Elements Protectable as Trade Dress in South Korea, MONDAQ (Mar. 18, 2015)

US Navy's Patterns Deemed Not Functional, WORLD TRADEMARK REVIEW DAILY (Oct. 26, 2012)

Cybersquatting & the New Internet: What Designers Should Know About the New gTLDs, CORE77.COM (Sept. 10, 2012)

Taiwan, Trademarks, and Tourism, ASIAN JOURNAL OF LAW & ECON., Vol. 2, Iss. 4, Art. 4 (2012)

ACTA: The Public Revolt, MONDAQ (May 23, 2012)

The Real Housewives Suicide: (Lack of ) Liability in Reality TV, NYSBA ENT, & SPORTS L.J. (Fall 2011)

Extending Copyright Protection for Motion Picture Titles, NYSBA BRIGHT IDEAS, Vol. 20, No. 1 (Spring 2011)

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