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John Macaluso

John Macaluso

Gibney, Anthony & Flaherty, LLP
Partner in Law Firm
New York, NY, USA

John Macaluso is a member of Gibney's Intellectual Property Practice Group.  He focuses primarily in trademark and copyright protection and enforcement, as well as in computers & new media, corporate and sports law.

Mr. Macaluso has successfully litigated scores of trademark counterfeiting and copyright infringement cases, as well as civil and administrative proceedings under the UDRP, DMCA and ACPA. Mr. Macaluso also counsels clients in the luxury goods, fashion, sports and entertainment industries in developing nationwide programs to protect and enforce intellectual property rights. In furthering that goal, he advises federal, state and local law enforcement agencies on procedures to combat the counterfeiting of trademarked goods, and trains members of these agencies as an expert in the identification of counterfeit merchandise.

Mr. Macaluso is the co-founder of Gibney’s Online Brand Protection Group and supervises a staff devoted exclusively to protecting and enforcing clients’ rights online.  He has extensive experience drafting and negotiating website development and hosting agreements and advises clients on matters relating to new technology, computers and the Internet. He is also experienced in business planning and financing, and has negotiated licensing and distribution agreements with teams in several professional sports.


Memberships and Affiliations

American Bar Association

International Anticounterfeiting Coalition (IACC)

International Trademark Association (INTA)

New York Bar Association, Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Society


Articles, Publications and Lectures

Mr. Macaluso is a frequent author and speaker on international anticountefeiting and internet liability issues, and has addressed audiences at IACC, INTA, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, and the U.S. Customs & Border Protection agency. 


Professional and Community Involvement

Eastchester Blue Devils Football Association, Head Coach

Eastchester Little League, Head Coach



J.D., St. John's University School of Law, May 1990

B.S., Fordham University, College of Business Administration, May 1986


Bar Admissions

New York

Washington, D.C.


Court Admissions

United States District Court, Eastern District of New York – July 30, 1991

United States District Court, Southern District of New York – July 30, 1991

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit – June 1, 2004

United States Court of Federal Claims – June 1, 2004

United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces – June 1, 2004

United States Supreme Court – June 1, 2004


Pro Hac Vice Admissions

United States District Court for the:

Central District of California

Northern District of California

Southern District of Florida

Eastern District of Illinois

District of Massachusetts

District of Nebraska

District of New Jersey

Northern District of New York

Eastern District of Pennsylvania

District of Puerto Rico


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