About Christopher Serbagi
Christopher Serbagi has been practicing trademark law and commercial litigation for the past twenty-three years. He was an attorney at Rogers & Wells, then Clifford Chance US. He started his own law firm sixteen years ago. Mr. Serbagi has had extraordinary success in some very high profile cases and has been twice featured on the front page of the New York Law Journal. One famous case pertained to the rights to images of Marilyn Monroe. In that case, Mr. Serbagi represented the family of Marilyn Monroe’s personal photographer, Sam Shaw, who took, among many iconic images, the flying skirt in the subway image featured in the Seven Year Itch. He won that case against two large law firms on summary judgment. In the other high profile case, Mr. Serbagi successfully defended his client against charges of trademark infringement and convinced the court to declare the plaintiff’s trademark to be generic, even though it was a preliminary injunction hearing. That case pertained to what are called “fight sports.” Mr. Serbagi helped to successfully defended Grey Goose Vodka against Belvedere Vodka and has prevailed in one way or another in dozens of other cases. Mr. Serbagi has prevailed in trials, numerous motions for summary judgment, and achieved favorable settlements in numerous cases for companies large and small. Mr. Serbagi has represented and currently represents both start-up companies and large corporations, where he has successfully litigated many dozens of important trademark and other commercial cases, including cases involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and non-compete clauses.
Mr. Serbagi has been an adjunct professor of legal writing and lawyering at the Cardozo Law School for the past fifteen years. He has guest lectured at Fordham Law School on Intellectual Property Issues, given speeches at the New York State Bar Association (IP Section), and written many well-received articles on various intellectual property issues.
Mr. Serbagi works extremely hard for his clients every day. He loves his work and enjoys seeing his clients succeed. As demonstrated by his many glowing reviews by clients and colleagues, Mr. Serbagi is highly ethical and always strives to achieve reasonable business solutions at reasonable costs.