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Ariel E. Ronneburger is an partner in the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property departments. She focuses her practice on intellectual property, employment, and energy-related matters. Ariel also represents clients in matters involving banking and financial institutions, including eminent domain proceedings for major utility companies, civil rights matters and commercial contract disputes.

Ariel played a role in the firm becoming a registered agent with the Trademark Clearinghouse, and she routinely advises clients with regard to Trademark Clearinghouse registrations, top-level domain registrations, and protecting trademarks from misuse with these new domains. Her intellectual property practice also includes representing clients in trademark and copyright infringement matters in federal court, and advising clients on issues related to trademarks, copyrights and the protection of intellectual property on social media. Previous to attending law school, Ariel earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees in the field of Neurobiology.

Ariel currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Nassau County Bar Association and, from 2015-2018, served as the Chair of the Nassau County Bar Association Intellectual Property Committee. She has also been chosen to speak at several national webinars regarding the issue of trademark protection on the Internet.

Practice Areas

Industries

Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York

Education

  • J.D., Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, cum laude, 2009
  • M.A., Stony Brook University, 2004
  • B.S., Cornell University, cum laude, 2003

Professional and Community Activities

  • Member, Nassau County Bar Association, Board of Directors, – 2018-Present
  • Chair, Nassau County Bar Association Intellectual Property Committee, 2015-2018
  • Member, Nassau County Bar Association, – 2009-Present
  • Member, New York State Bar Association, – 2010-Present
  • Member, New York State Bar Association Intellectual Property Committee, – 2010-Present

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Women in the Law – Emerging Leader Award, Hofstra University School of Law, 2018
  • Articles Editor, Hofstra Law Review, 2008-2009

Publications

  • “Application vs. Registration in the 3rd Circuit”, New Jersey Law Journal, April 2017.
  • “IP in the Digital Age: Protecting Against Domain Name and Social Media Infringement”, New Jersey Law Journal, September 2017.
  • “Protecting Trademarks in the Era of New Generic Top-Level Domains”, Nassau Lawyer, October 2017.
  • “Sex, Privacy, and Webpages: Creating a Legal Remedy for Victims of Porn 2.0”, Syracuse Science & Technology Law Reporter, Fall 2009.

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