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Marc Reiner


Marc Reiner’s current practice includes General Commercial Litigation; the registration of trademarks; litigation and counseling in the areas of trademarks, copyrights, false advertising, cybersquatting, and violations of the rights of privacy and publicity.


Marc’s personal interests include snowboarding, coaching Youth Soccer, listening to Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, rooting for the New York Knicks, New York Mets, Yale Bulldogs, and Michigan Wolverines

Professional History

Law Clerk for Hon. Cynthia Holcomb Hall, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 1996-97; Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP 1997-2000; Dorsey & Whitney LLP 2000-2010; Anderson Kill P.C. 2010-2012; Moss & Kalish PLLC 2013-2014; Hand Baldachin & Amburgey LLP 2014-present

  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D. (cum laude) 1995
  • Yale University, B.A. 1992
State Bar Admissions / Memberships
  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of New York
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member of the American Bar Association.
Articles / Publications
Speaking Engagements
  • “Fashion and Media/Entertainment,” Wharton Business & Law Association (April 1, 2016)
  • “International Counterfeiting – A Plague on the House of IP,” New York State Bar Association Annual Meeting of the Intellectual Property Law Section, New York, NY (January 25, 2011)
  • “Recoveries in IP Litigation: Hotspots and Trends in Copyright, Trademark, and Patent Damages,” American Intellectual Property Law Association (April 2009)
  • “Current Issues Concerning Monetary Damage Awards Under the Lanham Act,” PLI Advanced Seminar on Trademark Law (2008).
Select Press
  • “Restauranteurs Embroiled in Trademark Beef,” The Wall Street Journal (February 11, 2016)
  • “Homage or Theft? A Closer Look at the ‘Blurred Lines’ Verdict,” The Wall Street Journal (March 11, 2015)
  • “Two Music Publishers Suing Cox Over Piracy,” The Wall Street Journal (November 28, 2014)
  • “U.S. Patent Office Cancels Washington Redskins’ Trademarks,” The Wall Street Journal (June 18, 2014)
  • “Does Drugstore’s Tweet Qualify as Advertising?”  The Wall Street Journal (April 14, 2014)
  • “Will ‘Innocence of Muslims’ Ruling Spawn Flood of Actor Lawsuits?”  The Wall Street Journal (February 28, 2014)
  • “Harper Lee Puts Southern Town’s Gift Shop on Trial”  The Wall Street Journal (November 4, 2013)
  • “New York Court rules on Louboutin’s Red Soled Shoe Case,” CC-TV America (September 10, 2012)
  • “2nd Circ. Ensures Color’s Place As Fashion Trademark,” Law360 (September 5, 2012)
  • “Red-Soled Shoes Win Appeal,” The Wall Street Journal (September 5, 2012)
  • “A Name Is Toast in H&H Dispute,” The Wall Street Journal (August 7, 2012)
  • “Kevin Durant sued by ’80s rocker over ‘Durantula’,” Chicago Tribune (June 21, 2012)
  • “High Noon for Diller’s Aereo,” The Wall Street Journal (May 24, 2012)
  • “Warhol’s Banana in Lawsuit,” The Wall Street Journal (January 12, 2012)
  • “Apple Tablet Draws Jeers, Legal Rumblings Over iPad Name,” The Wall Street Journal (January 30-31, 2010)
  • “Nexus Name Irks Author’s Estate,” The Wall Street Journal (Jan. 6, 2010)
  • “The IP Chase,” The American Lawyer (May 2002)