Ronald Coleman
Archer & Greiner, PC

21 Main Street
Suite 353
Hackensack, New Jersey 07601-7095, United States
Phone: 201-498-8544
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Business Torts
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Government
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
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Practice/Organization Description

I try civil cases in all courts and ADR venues and do related counseling, focusing on trademarks, copyrights and other torts of competition, especially with respect to the use of intellectual property on the Internet and technology. I practice in our firm's New York City and Hackensack, New Jersey offices. Archer also has offices in Philadelphia; Haddonfield, Princeton, Flemington and Red Bank, New Jersey; and Wilmington, Delaware.

I have represented clients of every size in state and federal courts, arbitrations and mediations throughout the country in a wide variety of commercial litigation and other matters, including contract disputes, distributorship litigation, trademark and unfair competition, trademark counterfeiting, business tort claims, toxic tort and insurance coverage litigation, discrimination and wrongful discharge cases, copyright infringement claims, trade secret, restrictive covenant and real estate litigation.

My litigation experience runs the gamut from pretrial investigation and early dispute resolution through every aspect of bench and jury trials as well as appeals. I have developed a reputation for my representation of clients in connection with online business and specifically the use of intellectual property on the Internet. My colleagues at Archer are equipped to deliver the quality, sophistication and depth of big-firm litigation in a client-friendly, economically rational package.

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. I wrote the first article on Internet law in that magazine (1995) as well as the various scholarly articles and book contributions on law and litigation shown in my listing here.

(The material posted here does not necessarly represent the views of Archer & Greiner.)

Bar Admissions

I am admitted to the state and U.S. District courts in the states of New York and New Jersey and to the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Wisconsin, as well as the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Federal, Second, Third, Fourth and Ninth Circuits and the United States Supreme Court.


AB, Princeton University, 1985

JD, Northwestern University, 1988

Professional Associations & Memberships

American Intellectual Property Law Association

New York Intellectual Property Association

New York and New Jersey State Bar Associations

Member, Copyright Society of the USA

Trademarks and Unfair Competition Committee, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 2000–2003; 2009-2012

Internet and Computer Law Committee, New Jersey State Bar Association 2003–2011

Internet Committee; Online Trademark Use Subcommittee, International Trademark Association, 2005–2007; 2015-present

Vice-Chairman, Religious Liberties Practice Group, Federalist Society, 1998–2006

Member, Internet Legislation Taskforce International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition, 2001–2003

Honors and Awards

Who's Who in America

Who's Who in American Law

"WTR !000" - "One of the world's leading trademark practitioners" (World Trademark Review - New York City)

Rated "AV Preeminent" by Martindale Hubbell

SuperLawyers New York Metro - IP Litigation

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