Ronald Coleman
Mandelbaum Salzburg, PC

3 Becker Farm Road
Roseland, New Jersey 07068, United States
Phone: 973-736-4600
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Elections & Politics
  • Government
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
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Practice/Organization Description

I am a commercial litigator, with first-chair trial and appellate experience in numerous federal and state courts and ADR venues. I also do related counseling, focusing on trademarks, copyrights and other torts of competition, including antitrust. I represented Simon Tam, from the application to register his trademark THE SLANTS through the U.S. Supreme Court, in his successful battle to register his trademark and to have the law prohibiting "disparaging" trademarks recognized as an unconstitutional abridgment of free speech.

I have also 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 Mandelbaum Salsburg are equipped to deliver the quality, sophistication and depth of big-firm litigation in a client-friendly, economically rational package. I practice in our firm's New York City and Roseland, New Jersey offices.

My blog about copyright, trademark and related issues, LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION, is consistently recognized as one of the most influential and widely read law blogs in the English language. I wrote the first article on Internet law the ABA Journal (1995) as well as the various scholarly articles and book contributions on law and litigation shown in my listing here.

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; 2017-

Trademark Committee, New York Intellectual Property Law Association

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

"Distinguished Leader" award for professional excellence, 2017 (New Jersey Law Journal)

Super Lawyers New York Metro - IP Litigation

Who's Who in America

Who's Who in American Law

"WTR 1000" - "One of the world's leading trademark practitioners" (World Trademark Review - New York City)

"AV Preeminent" by Martindale Hubbell

WIPR Leaders Directory (World Intellectual Property Review)

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