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Ralph H. Cathcart

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Adjunct Professor of Law

Email: RCathcart@ladas.com
Phone: 212-708-1920

Experience

Ralph H. Cathcart is the lead partner of the Litigation Department in the New York office of intellectual property boutique law firm Ladas & Parry LLP.

Mr. Cathcart represents clients in the maintenance, protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights, including copyrights, trademarks and patents. He has substantial Federal and State court litigation experience and extensive experience before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Over his career, he has litigated well over two hundred contested actions, proceedings or administrative appeals.

He also oversees national counterfeit and enforcement programs for clients and previously represented a luxury goods client in one of the largest seizures of counterfeit watches in U.S. history. Mr. Cathcart has also been asked by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to train its agents in counterfeit detection.

Teaching

  • Trademarks, Hofstra University’s Maurice A. Dean School of Law (2010 – present)
  • Copyrights, Fordham Law School – (2016 – present)

Education

  • Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law
  • University of Pennsylvania - Dual Major - Philosophy and Sociology (minor Biology)

Admitted

  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • New York State Bar
  • New Jersey State Bar

Recognition

  • Superlawyers 2018 (Metro NY).
  • SAVOY Magazine – recognized as one of the “Most Influential Black Lawyers” in America, 2018
  • World Trademark Report, named one of World’s Leading Trademark Professionals (WTR1000), 2018
  • IP STARS – Named a Global IP Star 2018/19 byManaging Intellectual Property Magazine
  • IP STARS – Named an IP Star (New York) by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine (2018)
  • Super Lawyers 2017 (Metro NYC)
  • Named Intellectual Property Trailblazer, National Law Journal (July 1, 2017)
  • WTR1000 – World’s Leading Trademark Professionals (World Trademark Report 2017)
  • WTR1000 – World’s Leading Trademark Professionals (World Trademark Report 2016)
  • Super Lawyers 2016 (Metro NYC)
  • Super Lawyers 2015 (Metro NYC)
  • Super Lawyers 2014 (Metro NYC)
  • Who’s Who in Academia (2014) (Honorable mention)
  • IP Stars – United States & New York 2017, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine
  • IP Stars – United States & New York, 2016, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine
  • IP Stars – United States & New York, 2015, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine
  • IP Stars – United States & New York, 2014, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine
  • IP Stars - New York, 2013, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine
  • Attorney “On the Move”, Black Enterprise Magazine, August 2009
  • MBBA Outstanding Service Award

Representative Publications and Presentations

  • Federal Circuit Reverses Fraud Standard, World Media Law Report, October 15, 2009
  • World Intellectual Property Report – The Year in Review ABA Section on International Laws – Copyrights
  • (Vol. 50, 2016) and (Vol. 51, 2017)
  • World Intellectual Property Report – The Year in Review ABA Section on International Laws – Copyrights
  • (Vol. 49, 2015)
  • The Year in Review, ABA Section on International Law – Copyrights (Vol. 47, 2013)
  • Intellectual Property Law 2014, by Aspatore Publishing
  • Damages Available under the U.S. Copyright Act and Lanham Act – presented at the Mexican Intellectual Property Annual Conference – March 5, 2015

Memberships

  • Metropolitan Black Bar Association (“MBBA”) member and former Vice President
  • Practicing Attorneys for Law Students (“PALS”) former member of Executive Board of Directors
  • International Trademark Association (“INTA”)
  • Hofstra University School of Law Alumni Society, Vice President and former Executive Board Member and Co-chair – Enrollment Committee
  • University of Pennsylvania Alumni

Mailing Address

Fordham University School of Law
Legal Writing Program
150 West 62nd Street, Room 7-175
New York, NY 10023