Brian W. Brokate, Partner
Brian W. Brokate
Tel: (212) 705-9808

Professional Profile

Brian Brokate is head of Gibney’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. He has extensive experience in the application of intellectual property law, and in investigation and enforcement procedures to combat the infringement and counterfeiting of trademarks and copyrights. Mr. Brokate focuses on anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy and handles all stages of civil anti-counterfeiting and infringement litigation.  He also has had extensive involvement in state and federal criminal actions.

In addition to his practice, which also includes commercial litigation, Mr. Brokate is the Treasurer, a Member of the Board of Directors and on the Executive Committee of the International Anticounterfeiting Coalition, Inc. (IACC). He is also the Treasurer of the New York Task Force, a coalition of brand owners affected by counterfeiting. Mr. Brokate is also a member of the International Trademark Association where he serves as a Board Member and is on the Anticounterfeiting Committee.

An oft-quoted source for industry pieces on trends in IP law, he has also authored and co-authored numerous articles and publications and speaks before industry and trade associations on intellectual property law matters.

Awards and Recognition

World Trademark Revew: WTR 1000 2014

Super Lawyers 2014


J.D., The Capital University School of Law
B.A., summa cum laude, Pace University, attended Gettysburg College

Bar Admissions

New York

Court Admissions

U.S. Southern District of New York
U.S. Eastern District of New York
U.S. Western District of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second, Fifth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits
U.S. Supreme Court