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George Sciarrino is an associate at Lott & Fischer. His practice focuses on U.S. and international intellectual property law.

He handles copyright, domain name, trademark, and trade secret matters involving acquisitions, agreements, anti-counterfeiting, clearance, enforcement, and prosecution. He counsels clients on contested proceedings before foreign tribunals, U.S. federal and state courts, and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. He advises individuals and businesses from startups to Fortune 500 companies; in various industries, including art, entertainment, fashion, financial services, food and beverage, hospitality, media, professional sports, and technology.

Mr. Sciarrino graduated from Rollins College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts and from Parsons School of Design with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Fashion Design. He earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from New York Law School, where he was a member of Law Review. He was also a member of the John Marshall Harlan Scholars honors program and an affiliate with the Institute for Information Law and Policy (now known as Innovation Center for Law and Technology). He utilizes his art and fashion background to tailor bespoke legal services related to brands, creative works, designs, e-commerce, licenses, and logos.

Prior to joining Lott & Fischer, he worked in New York law firms specializing in intellectual property. He has been acknowledged by Super Lawyers® as a “top-rated attorney” and selected to its Rising Stars in Intellectual Property list since 2017. He is an internationally recognized author and lecturer. He co-authored the article The Designer Formerly Known As… Intellectual Property Issues Arising From Personal Names As Fashion Brands, which was introduced in casebook The Business and Law of Fashion and Retail as “the leading article on eponymous brands in fashion…”

He is admitted to practice in the State of New York, the State of New Jersey, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern District and Southern District of New York. Outside of his practice, he is committed to community involvement and enjoys creating art, cycling, and traveling with friends and family.

Education

  • Rollins College, B.A., 2007
  • Parsons School of Design, A.A.S., 2009
  • New York Law School, J.D., Cum Laude, 2013

Bar Admissions

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2015
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2015
  • State of New York, 2014
  • State of New Jersey, 2013

Professional Affiliations

  • International Trademark Association (2017-Present)
  • New York City Bar Association (2014-Present)
  • Fashion Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association (2016-2020)
  • Institute for Information Law & Policy at New York Law School (now known as Innovation Center for Law and Technology) (2011-2013)

Publications and Presentations

  • Host and Pro Bono Counsel, Pop-Up IP Legal Clinic, Fordham Fashion Law Institute (September 2020)
  • Contributor, The Business and Law of Fashion and Retail, Carolina Academic Press (August 2020)
  • Panelist, C&D’s in the Digital Age, Know It Virtual Conference (May 2020)
  • Host and Pro Bono Counsel, Pop-Up IP Legal Clinic, Fordham Fashion Law Institute (November 2019)
  • Contributor, Recent Developments in Copyright, The Copyright Society of the USA: Journal of the Copyright Society (July 2019)
  • Host and Pro Bono Counsel, Pop-Up IP Legal Clinic, Fordham Fashion Law Institute (November 2018)
  • Co-Author, The Designer Formerly Known As… Intellectual Property Issues Arising from Personal Names as Fashion Brands, International Trademark Association: The Trademark Reporter (December 2017)
  • Speaker, Fashion Law Course, Cardozo School of Law (September 2017)
  • Co-Author, The Designer Formerly Known As… Intellectual Property Issues Arising from Personal Names as Fashion Brands, New York State Bar Associate: Bright Ideas (May 2017)
  • Moderator, Talent Without Boundaries: Immigration in the Fashion Industry, NYC Bar (November 2016)
  • Speaker, Fashion Law Course, New York Law School (November 2016)
  • Pro Bono Counsel, Pop-Up IP Legal Clinic, Cardozo School of Law (October 2016)
  • Pro Bono Counsel, Pop-Up IP Legal Clinic, Fordham Fashion Law Institute (March 2016)
  • Pro Bono Counsel, Pop-Up IP Legal Clinic, New York State Bar Association (January 2014)

Community Involvement

  • Stonewall Community Foundation (2014-Present)
  • The Bowery Mission (2019)
  • Career Champions Mentorship Program at Rollins College (2017-2018)

Honors & Recognitions

  • Super Lawyers, Rising Stars in Intellectual Property Law (2017-2020)