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Kim J. Landsman

Kim J. Landsman

Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe LLP

New York, NY, USA

Kim Landsman has more than 30 years of experience in civil litigation.  He is best known for his work in intellectual property, where he has handled cases involving trademark, false advertising, copyright, patent, and trade secret issues, as well as licensing and other contractual disputes.  He has also litigated in employment and trusts/estates.

Mr. Landsman has, over the past ten years or so, expanded his practice into mediation and United States and international arbitration.  He is a member of the Roster of Neutrals of the American Arbitration Association and the Panel of Neutrals of the International Trademark Association and has served as a mediator in the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.  He has served as an arbitrator and mediator in trademark, copyright, trade secret, patent, employment, and general commercial disputes.

He began his legal career as a law clerk to Judge Arlin M. Adams, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.  He was an associate and partner of Parker Auspitz Neesemann & Delehanty P.C., which merged into Morrison & Foerster in 1987, and was then a partner of that firm until joining Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP in February 1995.  He joined Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe LLP as a partner in November 2011.


J.D., 1979, Yale Law School, Article & Book Review Editor, The Yale Law Journal
M.A., 1976, Oxford University, Politics and Economics
A.B., 1974, Vassar College, Honors, Phi Beta Kappa


Named in Super Lawyers in the area of Intellectual Property Litigation;

Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association
Mediator in the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Association of the Bar of the City of New York (current member of the International Commercial Disputes Committee and past member of the Federal Courts, Copyright and Literary Property, and Trademark and Unfair Competition Committees)
International Trademark Association (member of its Panel of Neutrals, former editor of the Trademark Reporter)
The Copyright Society
Federal Bar Council
Charter member of the International Arbitration Club of New York.


Author, Does Cariou v. Prince Represent the Apogee or Burn-Out  of Transformativeness in Fair Use Jurisprudence? A Plea for a Neo-Traditional Approach, Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal (forthcoming)

Author, Cariou v. Prince Confirms Importance of Transformativeness, Law 360 (May 1, 2013)

Author, Two Decisions in Battle Between Old and New Media Leave Little Resolved, New York Law Journal: Outside Counsel (May 24, 2012)

Co-Author with Eric Rasmussen, Special Feature -- The Second Circuit Finally Acknowledges the Impact of the Supreme Court’s eBay Decision on Preliminary Injunction Standards in Intellectual Property Cases, in IP Today (May 5, 2010)

Author, Cross-Examining a Technical or Scientific Expert, in Take The Witness:  Cross-Examination In International Arbitration (Lawrence W. Newman and Ben H. Sheppard, Jr., eds. 2010)

Author, Holding Arbitrators to Higher Standards of Impartiality After Scandinavian Reinsurance, New York Law Journal:  Outside Counsel (May 21, 2010)

Co-Author with Daniel Glazer and Irene Treloar, Standing and Joinder Considerations in
Trademark Litigations and Licenses," Trademark Law Reporter, Vol. 99 No. 6 (November –December 2009)

Author, Arbitration Fee-Splitting Agreement Invalidated in Employment Dispute, New York Law Journal:  Outside Counsel (July 31, 2009)

Author, The Future of Trademark Litigation over Keyword Searches after the Second Circuit’s Rescuecom Decision, Bloomberg Law Reports: Intellectual Property, Vol. 3, No. 22 (June 2009)

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