Mr Vern is a Partner and Head of International Department at Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP, one of the nation's leading intellectual property law firms, focused on a full-service IP practice, including enforcing and defending patents, trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property in litigation and negotiations; obtaining and registering patents, trademarks and copyrights in the United States and around the world; providing patentability, infringement and/or enforceability opinions and right-to-use analyses; and advising on proposed purchases of IP assets including assessing the strength of the underlying assets, their reasonable valuation and monetization.
The firm, based in Midtown Manhattan, NY, enjoys an impressive record of success, and represents clients ranging from entrepreneurs and startup ventures to domestic and multinational Fortune 500 clients across a wide range of industries.
Max Vern works with brand owners to secure and enforce their intellectual property around the world. His focus is trademark rights and protection of global trademark portfolios – all facets and stages of domestic and international trademark portfolio management. This encompasses trademark searches and opinions, filing, prosecution, due diligence, licensing, acquisitions and enforcement of trademark rights, including oppositions and cancellation actions. He works in close collaboration with an established network of foreign counsel throughout the world. The international practice encompasses a wide range of industries – electronics, Internet, entertainment, retail, fashion, banking, medical products, industrial products, pharmaceuticals, food products and services, construction and real estate.
Mr Vern's background, extensive international experience and multilingual capabilities facilitate communications and thorough understanding of the requirements of IP owners. The firm's clients include US and foreign companies and individuals doing business in the United States and abroad seeking protection of their US and global interests. For example, he works with a major US retail chain that manufactures and sells worldwide, a leading European commercial and investment bank, Far-Eastern pharmaceutical companies seeking brand protection in the United States, a major entertainment consortium pursuing global rights protection, numerous European "haute couture" clients, a leading foreign broadcasting corporation operating in the United States, multiple major Russian corporations, and Chinese and Japanese industrial giants with vested US interests and a South American alcoholic beverages manufacturer, among others.
Mr Vern also helps start-ups and established companies negotiate license agreements, franchise rights, co-branding arrangements and third-party licenses.
He is the winner of the 2018 International Advisory Experts Award: Intellectual Property Lawyer of the year in New York and 2016 Corporate LiveWire Global Awards in the category "Protecting Global Trademark Portfolios." Mr Vern is listed as an Expert in the 2018 Edition of Legal Media Group's Expert Guides, as well as in WHO'S WHO LEGAL Trademarks and WTR1000 as a "Leading Trademark Practitioner".
An active member of the International Trademark Association, MARQUES and PTMG. Mr Vern speaks Russian, Hebrew and French.