Anthony F. Lo Cicero

Top rated intellectual property attorney in New York, New York

Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP
Anthony F. Lo Cicero
Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP

Practice Areas: Intellectual property; view more

Licensed in New York since: 1976

Education: Brooklyn Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022

Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP

405 Lexington Ave
48th Floor
New York, NY 10174 Visit website


A managing partner and intellectual property attorney at Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP in New York City, New York, Anthony F. Lo Cicero helps clients with various issues related to:

  • Patent litigation
  • Intellectual property litigation
  • Trademark law
  • Copyright law
  • Anti-counterfeiting law
  • Contracts

He represents clients throughout New York City, particularly in the five boroughs, Kings County and Long Island.

Admitted to practice in New York in 1976, Mr. Lo Cicero earned his law degree cum laude from Brooklyn Law School in 1975 and obtained his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering cum laude from New York University in 1972. He is allowed to appear before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit. While in law school, he was the assistant managing editor of the Brooklyn Law Review.

With more than 40 years of experience in the legal field, Mr. Lo Cicero serves a diverse clientele, including e-commerce platforms, financial institutions, health care organizations, apparel retailers and insurance companies. He helps them with several aspects of trademark and IP law such as enforcing trademark rights, mitigating counterfeiting operations, evaluating contracts and resolving patent disputes. With in-depth knowledge of the customs and terminologies used by various types of industries, he is skilled in assisting clients in monetizing their IP through license agreements or sales.

Mr. Lo Cicero has rendered his services to the public sector by actively advocating for patent reform, and by being involved in establishing the Trademark Anti-counterfeiting Act of 1984. The United States Patent and Trademark Office has certified him as a registered patent agent, and he was on the board of directors of the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (1993-2005). Recognized for his services to the field of IP law, he has been rated AV* Preeminent through Martindale-Hubbell and added to the list of IP stars by Euromoney. 

Staying up to date with the legal community, Mr. Lo Cicero is a member of the New York State and American Bar Associations, and he is the president of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association. As a prolific writer and speaker, he has published many articles and has spoken on many occasions on various topics related to IP law.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Intellectual property

Focus areas

Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks, Intellectual property law

  • 100% Intellectual property

First Admitted: 1976, New York

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Getting the Deal Through: Trademarks 2019 - United States
  • HearSay: I Got it on eBay…(Audio interview excerpt) - HearSay with Cathy Lewis, July 18, 2008, WHRV
  • Courts Write History on Permanent Injunctions In Patent Actions - IP Law360, August 22, 2006, Guest Column
  • Q&A With Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein’s Anthony F. Lo Cicero - IP Law360, September 21, 2007
  • Refining In U.S. Patent Law For Software - IP Law360, May 7, 2007
  • Tiffany v. eBay: Trademark Owners Beware - IP Law360, July 16, 2008
  • Tiffany (NJ) Inc. v. eBay Inc.: Guidelines for Online Retailers to Police Third Party Sales of Counterfeit Goods - Common Law Journal, July 29, 2008
  • Getting The Deal Through Trademarks 2017 Book - US Section, 
  • Supreme Court 2015-2016 IP Case Review - New York Intellectual Property Law Association Bulletin, August/September 2016
  • Patent Litigation Alert: Federal Circuit Court Clarifies 'Regular And Established Business' For Venue Purposes in In re Cray Inc.
  • Evidence in Patent Cases - General Provisions
  • Desly Int'l Corp. v. Otkrytoe Aktsionernoe Obshchestvo, (EDNY 2018)
  • Mattel, Inc. v. Azrak-Hamway International, Inc., 724 F.2d 357, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1983
  • United States Polo Assn., Inc. v. Polo Fashions, Inc., 1984 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21908, (SDNY 1984)
  • Hoechst Celanese Corp. v. Nylon Eng’g Resins, 1997 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16339, (M.D. Fla 1997)
  • Westchester Media Co. L.P. v. PRL USA Holdings, Inc., 1998 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11737, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, 1998
  • Polo Ralph Lauren, L.P. v. Schuman, 46 U.S.P.Q.2d (BNA) 1046, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, 1998
  • Westchester Media v. PRL USA Holdings, Inc., 214 F.3d 658, (5th Cir. 2000)
  • Paco Sport, Ltd. v. Paco Rabanne Perfumes, (2nd Cir. 2000)
  • BEI Techs. v. Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., 268 F.Supp.2d 782, (SDNY 2005)
  • Barnhart v. Federated Department Stores, Inc., 715 U.S.P.Q.2d (BNA) 1184, (SDNY 2005)
  • Perfect Pearl Co. v. Majestic Pearl & Stone, Inc., (SDNY 2012)
  • Perfect Pearl v Majestic Pearl Store, Inc., (SDNY 2012)
  • In re Application of LPKF Laser & Elecs. AG for an Order to Conduct Discovery for Use in a Foreign Legal Proceeding pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §1782, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 4748 (N.D. Il. 2015)
  • Joules Ltd. v. Macy's Merch. Grp. Inc., (SDNY 2016)
  • Wellnext LLC v. OVM LLC, (S.D. Fla. 2017)
  • Joules Ltd. v. Macy's Merch. Grp., Inc. (SDNU 2017)
  • Eliya, Inc. v. Steven Madden, Ltd., United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2018)
Educational Background:
  • Polytechnic University (now New York University), Brooklyn, NY, B.S.E.E., cum laude, 1972
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Registered Patent Agent, United States Patent and Trademark Office, 1977
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1982
  • Education Through Music (Member, Board of Directors 2008-2012)
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • International Anti counterfeiting Coalition (Member, Board of Directors 1993-2005)
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association (Current President; Board Member 2007-10; Chairman, Patent Litigation Committee 2010-11, Officer (2011-2014), President (2014-2015)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1976
  • New York, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1982

Office location for Anthony F. Lo Cicero

405 Lexington Ave
48th Floor
New York, NY 10174

Phone: 917-277-9694


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