Overview

Daniel C. Neustadt secures, protects and enforces clients' intellectual property rights across the globe. Based in Washington, D.C., his practice focuses on trademark, copyright and domain name matters and encompasses federal copyright and trademark infringement litigation, administrative proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) arbitrations, global trademark clearance and prosecution, copyright counseling, prosecution and enforcement, as well as maintenance and management of international intellectual property portfolios. Mr. Neustadt is also experienced in the legal issues related to the media and entertainment industries, having formerly managed his own entertainment law practice.

Mr. Neustadt is lead counsel of the Trademark Working Group and serves as a member of the Internet Committee of the International Trademark Association. World Trademark Review has repeatedly recognized him as one of the 1000 Best Global Trademark Attorneys, citing his "brilliant search and prosecution skills."

Mr. Neustadt is also a member of the Artists Rights Alliance Music Council and serves on the advisory council of Tzedek DC, a pro bono legal services nonprofit working to safeguard the legal rights of low-income Washington, D.C., residents burdened by debt.

Before joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Neustadt worked as an intellectual property litigator in the New York office of a prominent international law firm, where his practice focused primarily on matters of first impression concerning the digital distribution of media. He has successfully defended numerous high-profile music and media copyright litigations and also successfully defended a Fortune 500 publisher against trademark and copyright infringement claims. A former editor for various media publications, Mr. Neustadt is also a musician and has recorded and toured internationally with various rock bands and performed on The Colbert Report and Late Night with David Letterman, among other television programs. This experience provides Mr. Neustadt with exceptional, first-hand insight into the legal concerns of other creative individuals and groups and intellectual property owners.

Credentials

Education
  • New York University School of Law, J.D.
  • Northwestern University, B.M., Jazz Studies
  • Northwestern University, B.A., Writing, magna cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Memberships
  • International Trademark Association, Internet Committee, 2020-2021
  • American Bar Association, Section of Intellectual Property Law
  • Artists Rights Alliance Music Council
  • Tzedek DC, Advisory Council
Honors & Awards
  • World Trademark Review 1000, 2019, 2020
  • World Trademark Review 1000 — Individuals: Prosecution and Strategy

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