Ronald D. Coleman

Ronald D. Coleman

Partner, Archer & Greiner, PC - Commercial and intellectual property law
  • Antitrust, Business Law, Intellectual Property
  • New Jersey, New York
Claimed Lawyer ProfileBlawgsearchSocial Media

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.

Northwestern University School of Law
Princeton University
B.A. / Economics, Politics (1985)
Honors: Certificate in Political Economy
Activities: Princeton Tower Club, Glee Club, Triangle Club, Theatre Intime, WPRB (manager of commercial radio sales), Princeton-Lawyers
Professional Experience
Archer & Greiner, PC
- Current
Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP
Articles & Publications
Bloggers, Journalists, Reporting and Privilege
NYSBA Journal
(A Short History of) The Misuse of Trademarks to Control Free Expression
American Intellectual Property Law Association
How Trademark Protection Intersects with the Athlete’s Right of Publicity
New York State Bar Association
Massive Attack: Analyzing Mass Copyright Infringement Campaigns
Copyright Society of the USA
Trademark, Copyright, and the Internet: Time to Return Balance to Civil Litigation
Engage Magazine (Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies)
Keying Up Keywords
American Intellectual Property Law Association
A Focus on Initial Interest Confusion, Post-Sale Confusion and Related Strategies
Minnesota CLE
Policing Trademarks on the Internet and the Web 2.0
International Trademark Association
Social Media and the Law: What Attorneys Should Know
Hands off Blogs: Mandatory disclosure of payment to bloggers runs counter to free expression
New Jersey Law Journal
Legal Aspects of Blogging
De Minimis Confusion on the Internet: Compounding the Error of Initial Interest
Journal of Internet Law
Jewish law issues in legal practice
Halacha Conference of Agudath Israel of America
Legal Research on the Internet for Non-Lawyers
National Business Institute
Legal research on the Internet for non-lawyers
National Business Institute
Seminar on Advanced Trademark Law
Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Issues in Trademark Dilution
International Trademark Association
Managing Risk: Litigation Prophylaxis in High-Tech Agreements
NJSBA Business Law Symposium (ICLE)
Online Auction Sites and Trademark Infringement Liability
Record of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Electronic discovery; Electronic Data Management and Discovery Issues: Where is the Tipping Point?
Delaware Bar Association Computer Law Section
Legislating Morality in the 21st Century
Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies
Attacking Counterfeiting in the 21st Century
New York Intellectual Property Association
Depositions and Wrongful Profits in Infringement Cases: Cornering Your Prey with Rule 30(b)(6)
Faith Under Democracy: What Have Religious Believers Gained? What Have They Lost?
Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy
Hacker with a White Hat
Mealey's Cyber Tech Litigation
New York's Declaratory Judgment Insurance Trap
Protecting Intellectual Property Rights Where Wireless is Ubiquitous"
The Conference Board
The ABA Legal Guide for Small Business
American Bar Association
Trademark rights vs. free speech
International Trademark Association
"Responses to Complaints," Business and Commercial Litigation in the Federal Courts
West Group / American Bar Association
Prudential Standing: Who is "any person" under the Lanham Act?
The ABA Guide to Consumer Law
American Bar Association
New York's Choice of Law Doctrine in Coverage Cases
Mealey's Litigation Report
Court Nixes Fees for Fact Witnesses
National Law Journal
WTR 1000 - World's Leading Trademark Practitioners, New York
World Trademark Review
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
Federal Bar Association
- Current
Intellectual Property Section, New York State Bar Association
- Current
New York International Property Association
- Current
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
Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Trademarks & Unfair Competition Committee
New Jersey State Bar Association
Internet and Computer Law Committee
International Trademark Association
Internet Committee; Online Trademark Use Subcommittee
Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Trademarks & Unfair Competition Committee,
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.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
New York
2nd Circuit
3rd Circuit
9th Circuit
Federal Circuit
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Antitrust
  • Business Law
  • Intellectual Property
Additional Practice Areas
  • General Civil
  • Internet Law
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Hebrew: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
  • Yiddish: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Archer & Greiner, PC
Contact & Map
Archer & Greiner, P.C. - New York City
44 Wall Street
Suite 1285
New York, NY 10005
Telephone: (212) 292-4998
Archer & Greiner, P.C. - Hackensack, NJ
Court Plaza South, West Wing
21 Main Street, Suite 353
Hackensack, NJ 07601-7095
Telephone: (201) 342-6000