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Matt Salzmann's practice focuses on intellectual property law, including copyright, trademark, and trade dress litigation and counseling. He has broad experience in the area of brand protection and enforcement, including in civil and criminal anti-counterfeiting matters for prominent luxury goods companies. He also has commercial litigation experience, and has assisted clients in arbitrations and in various state and federal court matters.


  • Jeanswear designers in numerous lawsuits challenging use of copyrighted and trademarked designs.
  • Book publisher and retailer in copyright infringement action (Ward v. Barnes & Noble Inc., et al. (13 Civ. 7851) (JMF)).
  • World famous jewelry design house in trade secret action against former supplier (David Yurman Enterprises LLC v. Artifex S.p.A., et al. (13 Civ. 9094) (SAS) (AJP)).
  • Luxury brand owner in a trademark counterfeiting and infringement action against prominent mid-tier brand and various licensees (Gucci America Inc. v. Guess? Inc., et al. (09 Civ. 4373) (SAS) (JLC)).
  • World famous fashion and jewelry design houses in trademark, copyright, trade dress and design patent infringement action against websites selling knockoff designs (Yurman Studio Inc. v. Elena Castaneda and Ejeweler LLC d/b/a (07 Civ. 1241) (SAS) and Cartier, a division of Richemont North America, Inc., Cartier International, N.V., Cartier Creation Studio, S.A., Van Cleef & Arpels, S.A., Van Cleef & Arpels Inc., Van Cleef & Arpels Distribution Inc., Gucci America Inc. and Bulgari S.p.A. v. Elena Castaneda and Ejeweler LLC d/b/a (07 Civ. 7862) (SAS)).
  • Luxury brand owner in an action against major retailer and supplier in counterfeiting and trade dress infringement action involving the sale of unauthorized fragrance products (Yves Saint Laurent Parfums, S.A. v. Costco Wholesale Corp., et al. (07 Civ. 3214) (LBS) (HBP)).


Managing Intellectual Property
"Trademark Star" (National) (2023)
World Trademark Review 1000
Enforcement and Litigation (NY) (2018–2024)
The Legal 500 US
"Next Generation Lawyer" – Intellectual Property: Trademarks - Litigation (2019-2020)



  • J.D., Rutgers University School of Law, 2004, Order of the Coif
  • B.A., University of Vermont


  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York