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Roger L. Zissu, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1963, United States District Court (eastern and southern districts) New York 1965, United States District Court (northern district) New York 1989, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 1965, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1999, United States Tax Court 1972, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1974.


Zissu, Roger L. was born on February 16, 1939 in Oceanside, New York, United States. Son of Leonard Zissu and Ruth Zissu Kahn.


Dartmouth College (Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, 1960). University of Paris, Sorbonne and Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Paris, France, 1958-1959. Harvard University (Bachelor of Laws, cum laude, 1963).

Spoken languages: French.


Worked at Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C. (New York, NY) specializing in United States. and International Trademark, Copyright and Unfair Competition Law. Admitted to the bar, 1963, New York. 1965, United States. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and United States.

Court of Appeals, Second Circuit. 1972, United States. Tax Court. 1974, United States. Supreme Court.

1989, United States. District Court, Northern District of New York and United States. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit. Phi Beta Kappa. Member, Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, 1961-1963.

Law Clerk to Honorary John F. Dooling, Junior, United States. District Judge, Eastern District of New York, 1963-1965. Author: "The Past Revisited, The Copyright Act of 1976 at Mid Decade: An Overview with Observations," Journal of the Copyright Society of the USA, October, 1986.

Member: The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Chairman, Committee on Copyright and Literary Property, 1989-1992. Member, 1970-1973 and 1986-1992. Committee on the Judiciary, 1995—).

New York State and American (Member: Section of Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law. Committee on Authors, 1968-1971 and 1985-1989. Forum Committee on the Entertainment and Sports Industries, 1985—.

Chairman, Subcommittee on Individual Rights Arising out of Joint Authorship, 1988-1989) Bar Associations. Federal Bar Council; The Copyright Society of the USA (Trustee, 1981, 1983-1986, 1988—. Treasurer, 1988-1989.

Vice President, 1990-1992, President, 1992-1994). Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (Board Member, 1987-1990). The firm specializes in United States and international trademark, copyright, unfair competition, false advertising law and related matters, offering litigation and counseling services to assist intellectual property owners and users in establishing, maintaining, protecting, defending and making profitable use of their rights.


Class agent Dartmouth College Alumni Fund, Hanover, New Hampshire, since 1960. Board directors Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, 1987-1990. Member American Bar Association, Association of Bar of City of New York (chairman copyright and literary property committee 1989-1992, judiciary committee 1995-1998, 2003, 2008), New York State Bar Association, Copyright Society United States of America (trustee 1981, 83-86, 92—, treasurer 1988-1990, vice president 1990-1992, president 1992-1994), Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Delta Phi.


  • Other Interests

    Swimming, tennis, cross country skiing.