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July 2021

Keith E. Sharkin Joins Gordon & Rees as Partner in New York & New Jersey Offices

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani welcomes Keith E. Sharkin as a partner in the firm’s New York and New Jersey offices. He joins the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group. 

Mr. Sharkin has over 30 years of experience handling trademark, copyright, unfair competition, false advertising, trade dress, dilution and domain name matters. He has worked with companies of all sizes, from the world’s largest corporations to start-up companies and has experience in a broad range of industries including consumer products, pharmaceuticals, apparel, jewelry, fashion, electronics, automotive, and transportation.

He has litigated cases in federal courts throughout the United States, has handled hundreds of opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and has handled numerous domain name disputes. Mr. Sharkin also provides counsel to clients on clearance of trademarks, prosecution of applications at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, brand management and enforcement, licensing, due diligence and international filings and litigation.

"We are very excited that Keith has joined Gordon & Rees," said Ronald Giller, Managing Partner of the New Jersey office. "He is a talented litigator and will be an asset as we continue to bolster our team to serve the needs of our clients on the East Coast and beyond.”

He is a member of the bars of the States of New York and New Jersey, and is admitted to the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the District of New Jersey, and the Second, Third and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal. He is an active member of the International Trademark Association, and a member of the New York and New Jersey State Bar Associations. Sharkin has been recognized as a leading trademark attorney by the World Trademark Review 2012-2016.

He received his Bachelor of Arts from Fairleigh Dickinson University and graduated from Creighton University School of Law.

Keith E. Sharkin