Adam Sgro

Associate

D (212) 705-9881F (212) 688-8315asgro@gibney.com Connect
Adam Sgro

Adam assists clients in brand protection and intellectual property enforcement actions in federal court.  He helps implement nationwide enforcement programs for large trademark portfolios as well as for smaller companies and entrepreneurs.

Experienced in trademark and copyright litigation, he prosecutes and defends both federal and state claims for infringement, counterfeiting, trade dress and unfair competition.

He represents luxury brands, entertainment companies and retailers in trademark clearance, registration, maintenance and opposition proceedings before the TTAB.  He also assists clients with copyright registrations, intellectual property licensing agreements and internet-related intellectual property matters.

Adam also has substantial experience in commercial litigation in state and federal courts, including breach of contract actions and business torts.  He has represented both individuals and companies in court on motions to dismiss and preliminary injunctions.

education

  • Fordham University, School of Law, J.D.
  • Fordham University, B.A.

bar admissions

  • New York

court admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division

Experience

  • Representing a global fashion company in trademark counterfeiting lawsuits and ex parte seizures
  • Assisting a major luxury brand with managing its trademark portfolio, including by filing oppositions with the TTAB and other enforcement matters
  • Brought proceedings against a national real estate company to recover a multi-million dollar brokerage commission due under the lease of a flagship retail store

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Federal Bar Council

Community Involvement

  • Gibney Pro Bono Committee
  • Gibney Associates and Counsel Training (ACT) Program, Chair

education

  • Fordham University, School of Law, J.D.
  • Fordham University, B.A.

bar admissions

  • New York

court admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division