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1120 Avenue of the Americas
4th Floor
New York, NY 10036
email: dtobin@rccblaw.com
office: 212.994.0454
fax: 484.362.2630

Education

J.D., Boston University School of Law, 1985

B.A., Cornell University, 1982

Admissions

New York State Courts
United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
Second Circuit Court of Appeals
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Federal Circuit Court of Appeals

I EmpoWERED AMBITION WHEN I ASSISTED THE MANAGEMENT TEAM OF A GROUP OF FOOD COMPANIES TO DELIVER STELLAR RESULTS ON BRAND ENFORCEMENT, GROW THEIR IP PORTFOLIOS AND INCREASE THE VALUE OF THE COMPANY'S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.

My Practice Areas Are:

Intellectual Property

  • Trademark and Copyright Litigation

  • Trademark and Copyright Clearance and Counseling

  • Intellectual Property Portfolio Management and Growth

  • Global IP Licensing and Strategies

MY EXPERIENCE:

Publications


I have worked with: 

  • Private equity funds/family offices with portfolios of food companies

  • Cheese and ice cream manufacturers, retailers and distributors

  • Furniture companies

  • Fabric companies

  • Jewelry, fabric and furniture designers

  • Founder and lead singer of a hard core band

  • Start-up eyewear company

  • Start-up sock company

  • Menswear company

  • Airlines

  • Film production companies

MY GREATEST STRENGTHS ARE:

  • Keeping my eye on the client's goals in litigation

  • Delivering value for clients

  • Being invested in outcomes

  • Enjoying my work, my clients and my partners

  • Mentoring associates and being accessible

I WANT YOU TO KNOW:

  • I was appointed in 2017 by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to serve on the Trademark Public Advisory Committee ("TPAC") of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

  • I have practiced IP law for over 30 years and have loved every day.

  • I function as In-house counsel to food and dairy companies.

WHAT MAKES ME UNIQUELY ME IS:

  • I am a native New Yorker and was born and raised in Queens.

  • I own and ride a Vespa.

  • I am a fan of Liverpool Football Club and have been to Anfield Stadium 3 times.

MY PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES ARE:

  • Member — TPAC

  • Board Chair of Nomi Network

  • Board Member — Cornell University Adult University

  • Legal Advisor — Women Across Frontiers Global Magazine

  • Member and Presenter — American Cheese Society

  • Member — Federation Internationale Des Counsels En Propriete Intellectuelle ("FICPI")

  • Committee Member — INTA


Industries of Focus

  • Food

  • Beverages

  • Home Furnishings

  • Fashion

SUBSTANTIVE FOCUS

  • Cheese and Dairy

  • Wine and Sports Beverages

  • Textiles and Furniture

  • Eyewear, Clothing and Socks