Lott & Fischer is an intellectual property law firm in Coral Gables, Florida. The firm concentrates its practice exclusively in intellectual property law, including U.S. and international patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, Internet, and entertainment law and related litigation.
Leslie Lott is a founding partner of Lott & Fischer. She is admitted to practice in the State of Florida, the State of New York, the District of Columbia, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (formerly U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeal), the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Courts for the Southern and the Middle Districts of Florida, and the Southern District Trial Bar.
She is past chair of the Intellectual Property Law Committee of the Florida Bar and past member of the Executive Council of the Corporation Banking and Business Law Section.
Ms. Lott was appointed by the United States Secretary of Commerce to serve on the Trademark Public Advisory Committee of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She has been named to the Panel of Distinguished Neutrals for the Resolution of Trademark Disputes established by the Center for Public Resources/International Trademark Association (INTA). She is a past member of the INTA Board of Directors and past Chair of the Counterfeiting and NAFTA Task Forces, and the Federal Legislation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Committees of the International Trademark Association. She is past chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.
Ms. Lott is an adjunct professor of trademark law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, and has been a meeting and seminar speaker at events sponsored by the American Bar Association, Practising Law Institute, Law Education Institute, International Trademark Association, The Florida Bar, and the South Florida IP Law Association, among others. Her articles have been published by Prentiss-Hall, West Publishing Company, BNA, The Florida Bar Journal, The Middle East Executive Reports, and Saudi Business Magazine. She has been listed in The Best Lawyers in every year since 1995. She is also listed in the Guide to the World’s Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners, Leading American Attorneys, Who’s Who in American Law, Florida Super Lawyers, 2009 South Florida Legal Guide "Top Lawyers in South Florida ," and Marquis’ Who’s Who.
University of Florida, College of Law, J.D., 1974
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, B.A., with Honors, 1972
Board Certified Intellectual Property Attorney (Florida Bar)
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - 1998
Middle District of Florida - 1995
Southern District Trial Bar - 1984
United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - 1981
State of New York - 1977
U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals - 1975
District of Columbia - 1975
State of Florida - 1974
American Bar Association - Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Section, 1974 - Present
Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Section, Chair - Sub committee on Taxation - 1990
American Bar Foundation - Life Fellow
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, 1999-2000
Federal Legislation Committee - 1992-1993
Committee on the International Trade Commission - 1986-1987
Dade County Bar Association
Editor, Southern District Digest - 1981-1984
Meetings and Programs Committee - 1984
The Department of Commerce United States Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Public Advisory Committee - 2002- 2005
District XI Long Term Care Ombudsman Committee
Appointed by Governor Bob Graham - 1981-1982
Federal Circuit Bar Association - 1986-Present
The Florida Bar - Patent, Trademark and Copyright Committee of Corporation Banking and Business Law Section
Executive Council, Corporation Banking and Business Law Section 1991-1993
Chair - Intellectual Property Law Committee 1990-93
Vice Chair - Intellectual Property Law Committee 1989-90
Chair - Sub committee on the Florida Manual of Trademark Examining Procedure - 1983-1986
International Trademark Association Member, Panel of Distinguished Neutrals for the Resolution of Trademark Disputes - 1994-present
Chair, Compensation & Benefits Subcommittee, Board of Directors – 2003-2005
Board of Directors – 2003-2005
Planning Committee - 2003
Internet Committee - 2002
Co-chair, Mid-Year Leadership Meeting, 2001
Management Committee – 1998-2003
Twentieth-Century Task Force - 1998
Chair - Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee – 1997-1998
Vice Chair - Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee – 1996-1997
Board of Directors - 1993-1994
Chair - Counterfeiting Education Task Force – 1993-1994
Chair - NAFTA Task Force - 1991-1992
Federal Legislation Committee – 1984-1985
South Florida IP Law Association, formerly Patent Law Association of South Florida
University of Miami College of Law
Moot Court Judge - 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1987
Trial Advocacy Judge - 1983, 1990
University of Florida Law Center Association Board of Trustees - 1998-Present
Alumni Advisory Committee on Intellectual Property Law
Adjunct professor of Trademark Law, University of Florida Levin College of Law – 1999-Present
Reported CasesU.S. Circuit Courts
Phonometrics, Inc. v. Hospitality Franchise Sys., 203 F.3d 790; 2000 U.S. App. LEXIS 1728; 53 U.S.P.Q.2D (BNA) 1762 (Fed. Cir. 2000)
Dellacasa, LLC v. John Moriarty & Assocs. of Fla., 2008 Dist. LEXIS 29871 (S.D. Fla.2006)
Dellacasa, LLC v. John Moriarty & Assocs. of Fla., 2008 Dist. LEXIS 7593 (S.D. Fla. 2008)
Richtone Design Group L.L.C. v. Classical Pilates, Inc., 2007 Dist. LEXIS 26998 (S.D.N.Y. 2008)
Richtone Design Group, L.L.C. v. Classical Pilates, Inc., 2006 Dist. LEXIS 64370 (S.D.N.Y. 2006)
Woods v. Christensen Shipyards, Ltd., 2006 Dist. LEXIS 49564 (S.D. Fla.2006)
Woods v. Christensen Shipyards, Ltd., 2005 Dist. LEXIS 42994 (S.D. Fla.2006)
Default Proof Credit Card Sys. v. Home Depot , Inc., 389 F. Supp. 2d 1325; 2004 Dist. LEXIS 28082 (S.D. Fla.2004)
Aff’d by Default Proof Credit Card Sys. v. Home Depot , Inc., 412 F.3d 1291, 2005 App. LEXIS 11414 (Fed. Cir., 2005)
Sigma Chi Fraternity v. Sethscot Collection, 2000 Dist. LEXIS 6332 (S.D. Fla.2000)
Popular Bank v. Banco Popular, 180 F.R.D. 461; 1998 Dist. LEXIS 12884 (S.D. Fla.1998)
Popular Bank v. Banco Popular, 9 F. Supp. 2d 1347; 1998 Dist. LEXIS 9719 (S.D. Fla.1998)
Michael Caruso & Co. v. Estefan Enters., 994 F. Supp. 1454; 1998 Dist. LEXIS 10142 (S.D. Fla.1998)
Popular Bank v. Banco Popular, 1998 Dist. LEXIS 9718; 46 U.S.P.Q.2D (BNA) 1728 (S.D. Fla.1998)
M & B Bev. Corp. v. N.Y. N.Y. Hotel, LLC, 1997 Dist. LEXIS 24258 (S.D. Fla. 1997)
Trendmasters, Inc. v. Walgreen Co., 1997 Dist. LEXIS 5601, (N.D. Ill.1997)
Trendmasters, Inc. v. Walgreen Co., 1996 Dist. LEXIS 10446, (N.D. Ill.1997)
Acushnet Co. v. Birdie Golf Ball Co., 166 F.R.D. 42; 1996 Dist. LEXIS 8633; 9 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. D 688 (S.D. Fla.1996)
Fila v. Kim, 884 F. Supp. 491; 1995 Dist. LEXIS 9068; 34 U.S.P.Q.2D (BNA) 1657 (S.D. Fla.1995)
CPC Int’l v. Blandito Food Distrib. Corp., 835 F. Supp. 636; 1993 Dist. LEXIS 15968; 7 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. D 529 (S.D. Fla.1993)
Ottoman’s v. Sunshine State Laboratories, 92 Civ. 5386 (JES) 1992 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12710 (S.D.N.Y.1992)
(*as LESLIE J. LOTT & ASSOC., P.A.)
Herbert Products, Inc. v. S & H Industries, Inc., 1977 Dist. LEXIS 12153; 200 U.S.P.Q. (BNA) 247 (S.D.N.Y.1977)
(*with Pennie & Edmonds)
Soowal v. Marden, 452 So. 2d 625; 1984 Fla. App. LEXIS 13935 (Fla. 3d DCA1984)
Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
In re Brouwerij Nacional Balashi NV, Serial No. 78/304,942, Serial No. 78/304,953, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, 2006 TTAB LEXIS 265; 80 U.S.P.Q.2D (BNA) 1820, August 2, 2006
In re Willow CSN Incorporated, Serial No. 75/617,596, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, 2003 TTAB LEXIS 22, January 23, 2003
In re China Grill, Inc., Serial No. 74/725,766, Serial No. 74/725,767, Serial No. 75/015,078, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, 1999 TTAB LEXIS 358, August 11, 1998.
La Galvanina, S.p.A. v. Societe Des Eaux Azula, S.A., Opposition No. 92,144 to application Serial No. 74/273,814 filed on May 11, 1992, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, 1997 TTAB LEXIS 439, March 18, 1997
Recent Publications and Presentations
Speaker and Author, “What Business People Should Know About Intellectual Property.” Rotary Club of Miami, January 5, 2012.
Speaker and Author, “Red Alert - 10 Times to Think IP.” South Florida Paralegal Association Monthly CLE Luncheon, Miami, Florida, April 26, 2011.
Speaker and Author, “Practicing with Professionalism.” Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, Miami, Florida, April 16, 2010.
Speaker and Author, “Ethics and Mentoring in Modern Practice.” Dade County Bar Association Professionalism Committee, Miami, Florida, April 9, 2010.
Speaker and Author, “Hot Topics in Intellectual Property 2010, Trademark Law.” Florida Bar Intellectual Property Symposium, Tampa, Florida, March 26, 2010.
Speaker and Author “Red Alert – 10 Times You Should Think I.P.” Coral Gables Bar Association meeting, Coral Gables, Florida, March 17, 2010.
Speaker and Moderator, “Winning Strategies for Depositions in U.S. Trademark Cases,” International Trademark Association annual meeting, Seattle, Washington, May 18, 2009.
Speaker and Author, “Intellectual Property Rights and Legal Strategies,” International Trade Forum, Palm Beach, Florida, April 1, 2009.Speaker and Author, "TTAB Pleadings," Navigating Trademark Practice Before the PTO 2009: From Filing Through the TTAB Hearing, sponsored by Practising Law Institute, February 20 2009, New York.
Speaker and Moderator, “Global Perspectives on Branding, Trademarks and Trade Dress: Maintaining a Competitive Edge in the Face of Global IP Reform,” The American Intellectual Property Law Association Mid-Winter Conference, January 30, 2009, Miami, Florida.
Speaker and Author, "TTAB Pleadings," Navigating Trademark Practice Before the PTO 2008: From Filing Through the TTAB Hearing, sponsored by Practising Law Institute, February 22, 2008, New York.
Speaker and Author, "Trademark and Trade Dress Under the Lanham Act," The Florida Bar Intellectual Property Certification Review, July 19, 2007,Orlando, Florida.
Speaker and Author, "Trademark Dilution Law - 2006 and Beyond," The Institute of Continuing Legal Education's 33rd Annual Intellectual Property Law Summer Institute, July 12-14, 2007, Mackinac Island, Michigan.
Speaker and Author, "Spotting the Mechanics - Daubert Challenges in Business Litigation," University of Miami School of Law , February 19, 2007, Coral Gables, Florida.
Speaker and Author, “You, Me, and I.P,” The American Bar Association Midyear Meeting, February 9, 2007, Miami, Florida.
Speaker, Lunch and Learn series, Chambers of the Honorable Ursula Ungaro, United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, February 2, 2007, Miami, Florida.
Speaker and Author, “IP Rocks: Intellectual Property and the Entertainment Business,” Florida Bar Midyear Meeting, January 19, 2007, Miami, Florida.
Speaker and Author, “Trademark Litigation Update,” National Continuing Legal Education Conference, presented by Law Education Institute, Inc., January 6, 2007, Snowmass Village, Colorado .
Speaker and Author, “Spotting the Mechanics – Daubert Challenges in Business Litigation,” Intellectual Property Litigation and Insurance Seminar, sponsored by Defense Research Institute (DRI), November 3, 2006, Key Biscayne, Florida.
Speaker and Author, “Expert Witnesses: When Are They Necessary and Does Daubert/Kumho Make a Difference?” Litigating Trademark, Domain Name, and Unfair Competition Cases, sponsored by American Law Institute-American Bar Association, October 19, 2006, Boston, Massachusetts .
Speaker and Author, “Law Firm Growth Opportunities – Maximizing What You Already Have,” The Florida Forum, June 6, 2006, Boca Raton, Florida .
Speaker and Author, “Traps for the Unwary in Cross-Border Licensing: Practical Suggestions for Real Life Situations,” Mastering Complete Intellectual Property Licensing Conference, sponsored by Law Seminars International, March 9, 2006, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida .
Speaker and Author, “Negotiating Writers’ Rights,” Boating Writers International annual meeting, February 17, 2006, Miami Beach, Florida .
Speaker and Author, “Year in Review: Trademarks,” National Continuing Legal Education Conference, sponsored by Law Education Institute, Inc., January 3, 2006, Snowmass Village, Colorado.
Chapter Author, “Special Remedies for Counterfeit,” Trademark Infringement Remedies. Washington, D.C. : BNA Books, 2006.
Peer Review Rating of AV® by Martindale Hubbell
Recipient of Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program’s Excellence Award, March 2009
Included in Florida SuperLawyers since 2005
Included in Florida Trend’s “Florida Legal Elite” since 2005
Included in South Florida Legal Guide “Top Lawyers in South Florida” since 2002
Included in Guide to the World’s Leading Trade Mark Lawyers since 1998
Included in The Best Lawyers in America® since 1995