Washington, D.C.-based attorney Daniel C. Neustadt secures, protects and enforces clients' intellectual property rights across the globe. His practice focuses on trademark, copyright and domain name matters, and encompasses federal litigation, administrative proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) arbitrations, global trademark clearances, prosecution, 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 a member of the Internet Committee of the International Trademark Association, and has been recognized by World Trademark Review – in part for his work as lead counsel of the Trademark Working Group – as one of the 1000 Best Global Trademark Attorneys.

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.


  • 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
  • American Bar Association, Section of Intellectual Property Law
  • International Trademark Association, Internet Committee, 2020-2021
Honors & Awards
  • World Trademark Review 1000, 2018, 2020
  • World Trademark Review 1000 — Individuals: Prosecution and Strategy


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