Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP
L. Donald Prutzman is a partner in Tannenbaum Helpern's Intellectual Property practice. His practice encompasses litigation and non-litigated matters. He has broad trial and appellate litigation experience, particularly in disputes involving trademark, copyright, art law, photographers' rights, apparel importation, antitrust issues and matters before the International Trade Commission. His litigation experience includes securities regulation and insurance coverage.
Donald advises on a wide range of non-litigated intellectual property matters including licensing; purchase and sale of intellectual property assets; website development, hosting and content; data licensing agreements; copyright registration; worldwide trademark registration and prosecution which includes representing clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and antitrust and trade regulation advice and compliance. Representing clients from across industries, Donald has developed a particular focus in the following industry sectors: financial services, fashion, food and beverage, jewelry design, publishing, entertainment, and art and antiques.
In addition, Donald’s practice areas include Tannenbaum Helpern’s growing Cybersecurity and Data Privacy practice, an interdisciplinary team with experience in the many facets of this important area, including technology issues, cybersecurity and data privacy regulation and compliance, data breach planning and response and dispute resolution. He has helped guide clients in complying with the varying regulations of data privacy and protection in the U.S., Europe and other jurisdictions around the world, and in responding to data security breaches.
As a member of the American Arbitration Association's Panel of Neutrals, the International Center for Dispute Resolution’s Panel of Neutrals, the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Panel of Neutrals, the International Trademark Association’s Panel of Trademark Mediators, the Eastern District of New York’s Panel of Arbitrators, and the FINRA Panel of Arbitrators, Donald serves as an arbitrator and mediator in intellectual property, financial and other commercial matters. He is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. A frequent speaker and author on intellectual property topics, Donald has been selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers for 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 and in the forthcoming 25th edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
When not practicing law, Donald enjoys cruising in, and working on, his verde green 1965 Buick Skylark convertible (with the 410 Wildcat V8).