Lawrence D. Mandel, Esq.


Larry’s interest in copyrights, trademarks and related intellectual property matters stems from his own background as a musician and composer. His curiosity led him to explore this area in depth and ultimately to an understanding that copyrights and trademarks also are important in other fields. As a result, he works with large, small and mid-sized businesses in many diverse industries including:
  • Cosmetics
  • Oriental Carpets
  • Computer Software, hardware and accessories
  • Restaurants
  • Food and Drink
  • Clothing
  • Real Estate
  • Construction

Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Copyright Licensing
  • Copyright Litigation
  • Copyright Prosecution
  • Entertainment Law
  • Franchises and Franchising
  • International Trademarks
  • Privacy Law
  • Internet Trademark Law
  • Trade Dress
  • Trademark Licensing
  • Trademark Litigation
  • Trademark Prosecution
  • Trade Secrets
  • Business Torts
  • False Advertising
  • Right of Publicity
  • Software Copyright


Law School: Rutgers University, J.D., with honors, 1989. College: University of Connecticut, B.S., 1976; Berklee College of Music, Professional Diploma in Film Scoring, cum laude, 1981.

Admitted to Bar:

1989, Pennsylvania and New Jersey; 1992 New York, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal and Second Circuits.

Reported Cases:

  • Tufenkian Import/Expert Ventures v. Einstein-Moomjy, 338 F.3d 127 (2d Cir. 2003).

Professional Associations:

American Bar Association (Member, Section of Intellectual Property Law and Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries); Philadelphia and New Jersey State Bar Associations; Participant - International Trademark Association.


Order of the Coif. Articles Editor, Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal, 1988-1989. Author: "Digital Communications Associates, Inc. v. Softklone Distributing Corporation: Copyright Protection for the Status Screen of a Computer Program," Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal, Vol. 15, No. 1, 1989.