A litigator with high profile, first chair trial experience, Ira S. Sacks protects his client assets in trademark and branding matters, as well as general commercial disputes. He has served as counsel of record in more than 100 reported decisions, including two arguments before the United States Supreme Court in City of Sherrill, N.Y. v. Oneida Indian Nation of New York, 544 US 197 (2005) and Lilly v. Virginia, 527 US 116 (1999). He has served as lead trial counsel in over 20 matters litigated to judgment.
Ira’s complex and high profile cases center on trademark, copyright, and patent infringement; distribution disputes; false advertising; price fixing; dealer termination; monopolization and unfair competition; unfair and deceptive trade practices; and trade secrets.
He has substantial experience counseling clients on consumer advertising and marketing laws, including designing advertising audits, performing prepublication reviews, and litigating false advertising and Lanham Act cases for luxury and consumer brands and large retailers.
Ira advocates for clients before District Courts around the country and numerous state and federal agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice. The mix of high profile clients that Ira has represented includes numerous fragrance and fashion companies as well as national scientific laboratories, real estate developers, and financial institutions.
- J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1974, Law and Policy in International Business, Senior Topics Editor
- B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Economics, 1970
Bar Admissions : New York
Court Admissions :
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
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