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Ronald D. Coleman

Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP
Contact: 212.695.8100
Experience:
Law School: Northwestern University School of Law
Jurisdictions: New Jersey
New York
2nd Circuit
3rd Circuit
9th Circuit
Federal Circuit

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About Ronald D. Coleman
I am a commercial litigator specializing in federal litigation, including trials. I work extensively with online businesses, specifically in connection with the use of intellectual property on the Internet in both litigation and non-litigation roles. My firm is also recognized for its strength in construction litigation.

I have successfully represented clients of every size in state and federal courts, arbitrations and mediations in a variety of litigation matters, including contract disputes, distributorship litigation, trademark and unfair competition cases, business tort claims, toxic tort and insurance coverage litigation, discrimination and wrongful discharge cases, copyright infringement claims, and cases involving trade secrets, restrictive covenants and real estate. My litigation experience runs from pretrial investigation and early dispute resolution through every aspect of bench and jury trials as well as appeals.

My blog about copyright, trademark and related issues, LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION®, was recognized by the ABA Journal as one of the top 100 law-related blogs in the country in its first-ever listing in 2007.
Directory Practice Areas
  • Antitrust
  • Business Law
  • Intellectual Property
Additional Practice Areas
  • General Civil
  • Internet Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
New York
2nd Circuit 
3rd Circuit 
9th Circuit 
Federal Circuit 
Languages
 SpokenWritten
EnglishYesYes
HebrewYesYes
SpanishYesYes
YiddishYesYes
Professional Experience
Partner, Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP
-Current
Education
Northwestern University School of LawJ.D.
Princeton UniversityB.A. (1985)Economics, Politics
Honors: Certificate in Political Economy
Activities: Princeton Tower Club, Glee Club, Triangle Club, Theatre Intime, WPRB (manager of commercial radio sales), Princeton-Lawyers
Awards
Peer Reviewed AV, Martindale Hubbell Lawyers Directory
I am sure I am not the first, but I don't know anyone else who has received an AV rating as an associate.
Listed Biography, Who's Who in American Law
Listed Biography, Who's Who in America
Professional Associations
Member, Federal Bar Association
-Current
Member, Intellectual Property Section, New York State Bar Association
-Current
Member, New York International Property Association
-Current
Member, Copyright Society of the USA
-Current
Activities: Participated in panel at annual meeting on the topic of mass copyright enforcement programs such as that employed by Righthaven
Trademarks & Unfair Competition Committee, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
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Internet and Computer Law Committee, New Jersey State Bar Association
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Internet Committee; Online Trademark Use Subcommittee, International Trademark Association
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Trademarks & Unfair Competition Committee,, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
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Activities: Was one of two primary authors of white paper published by the Committee and adopted by the City Bar, and published in its Record, on secondary liability for trademark infringement for online auction sites. This was the first scholarly consideration of secondary liability for trademark infringement by online auction sites.

VIDEOS

Media Blogger Association counsel Ronald Coleman on Gizmodo / Apple controversy
Are bloggers entitled to the same protections under the law as journalists? A question in the context of the iPhone / Gizmodo controversy.

CNN interviews attorney Ronald Coleman of the Media Bloggers Association about the police search of ...
Social Media & the Legal Community
This October 16, 2009 seminar at Court Plaza in Hackensack, NJ, featured a panel of experts who discussed the use of social media. Topics included best practices for legal blogging, pros and cons of social networking sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook, the business development value of social media, and other techniques and perspectives of lawyers and media professionals.

This October 16, 2009 seminar at Court Plaza in Hackensack, NJ, featured a panel of experts who ...
Lawline.com Legal Tip Of The Day: How to Handle Blog Defamation
In this Lawline.com course, attorney Ron Coleman describes the best thing an attorney can do if a clients come into the office claiming they're the victim of defamation on a blog--stay calm. Perhaps the worst thing an attorney can do is attract unneccessary attention on a blog that otherwise has little traffic. An example involving the major law firm, Jones Day, is highlighted in order to demonstrate a counter-productive response.

In this Lawline.com course, attorney Ron Coleman describes the best thing an attorney can do if a ...
Ron Coleman on Fox and Friends
Trademark law comments regarding a Google claim that certain political ads could not be run due to ...


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Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP
55 Harristown Road
Glen Rock, NJ 07452
USA
Telephone: 201.612 Ext. 4444
Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP
1 Penn Plaza
Suite 3100
New York, NY 10119
USA
Telephone: 212.695.8100