RYAN C. STEINMAN
Associate
RYAN C. STEINMAN Associate
Ryan Steinman focuses his practice on litigation and intellectual property, including trademark, copyright, trade dress and unfair competition.  In addition, he assists with the management of worldwide intellectual property portfolios and related protection and enforcement matters for numerous brands in industries spanning consumer products, entertainment and fashion.

Ryan is relied upon by clients and colleagues alike for his ability to analyze the details of even the most complex or difficult claims and for his advice to defend the value of a client’s products and business.

Prior to joining Kelley Drye, Ryan was an associate at an international law firm, where he focused on complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on intellectual property and technology.  He volunteers as pro bono counsel for low-income artists and cultural organizations.
 
Lead associate representing Bacardi & Company, Limited in trademark infringement litigation pending in the Central District of California regarding its use and registration of the BACARDI UNTAMEABLE mark.

Successfully represented Gucci America, Inc. in TTAB opposition proceeding to prevent an alleged heir of the Gucci family from registering Gucci formative marks for his own line of electronic cigarettes.

Assisted in defending a financial services company and two of its employees accused of misappropriating a competitors trade service business information.  Obtained a confidential settlement favorable to client during discovery.

Obtained decisions on the merits in multiple WIPO Domain Dispute proceedings in favor of multiple clients, holding that the domain names were registered in bad faith and must be transferred to the client.

Represented an artist in a copyright infringement dispute whose paintings had been misappropriated and published in a commercial art book.  Obtained a confidential settlement favorable to client prior to litigation.

Assisted in the representation of SUNY in the Department of Justice’s investigation of Governor Cuomo’s economic incentive plan known as “Buffalo Billions.”

Assisted in the representation of JPMorgan Chase Bank in an adversary proceeding brought by the unsecured creditors’ committee in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York for the return of $1.4 billion in payments made by the estate of General Motors to the bank and other secured creditors of General Motors.

Assisted in defending one of the world’s leading credit rating agencies in connection with matters arising out of its rating of securities backed by subprime mortgages.

Assisted in defending a major financial institution in numerous actions in which mortgage-backed securities investors, monoline insurers and others attempted to hold the institution liable as a successor-in-interest.
 
Recognized by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) as a Pathfinder, 2017.

Recognized by Conscious Magazine as a “Powerful Voice,” 2016.

Recognized by National LGBT Bar Association as one of the “Best Lawyers Under 40,” 2012.
 
Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Lululemon Athletica, ambassador, 2015-2017

About

Ryan Steinman focuses his practice on litigation and intellectual property, including trademark, copyright, trade dress and unfair competition.  In addition, he assists with the management of worldwide intellectual property portfolios and related protection and enforcement matters for numerous brands in industries spanning consumer products, entertainment and fashion.

Ryan is relied upon by clients and colleagues alike for his ability to analyze the details of even the most complex or difficult claims and for his advice to defend the value of a client’s products and business.

Prior to joining Kelley Drye, Ryan was an associate at an international law firm, where he focused on complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on intellectual property and technology.  He volunteers as pro bono counsel for low-income artists and cultural organizations.
 

Experience

Lead associate representing Bacardi & Company, Limited in trademark infringement litigation pending in the Central District of California regarding its use and registration of the BACARDI UNTAMEABLE mark.

Successfully represented Gucci America, Inc. in TTAB opposition proceeding to prevent an alleged heir of the Gucci family from registering Gucci formative marks for his own line of electronic cigarettes.

Assisted in defending a financial services company and two of its employees accused of misappropriating a competitors trade service business information.  Obtained a confidential settlement favorable to client during discovery.

Obtained decisions on the merits in multiple WIPO Domain Dispute proceedings in favor of multiple clients, holding that the domain names were registered in bad faith and must be transferred to the client.

Represented an artist in a copyright infringement dispute whose paintings had been misappropriated and published in a commercial art book.  Obtained a confidential settlement favorable to client prior to litigation.

Assisted in the representation of SUNY in the Department of Justice’s investigation of Governor Cuomo’s economic incentive plan known as “Buffalo Billions.”

Assisted in the representation of JPMorgan Chase Bank in an adversary proceeding brought by the unsecured creditors’ committee in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York for the return of $1.4 billion in payments made by the estate of General Motors to the bank and other secured creditors of General Motors.

Assisted in defending one of the world’s leading credit rating agencies in connection with matters arising out of its rating of securities backed by subprime mortgages.

Assisted in defending a major financial institution in numerous actions in which mortgage-backed securities investors, monoline insurers and others attempted to hold the institution liable as a successor-in-interest.
 

Honors

Recognized by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) as a Pathfinder, 2017.

Recognized by Conscious Magazine as a “Powerful Voice,” 2016.

Recognized by National LGBT Bar Association as one of the “Best Lawyers Under 40,” 2012.
 

Memberships

Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Lululemon Athletica, ambassador, 2015-2017

Speaking Engagements
Publications
2010 and 2011 Editions | Books
BNA Books
2009 Edition | Articles
New York State Bar Association’s Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal