Partner & Chair of Litigation Practice
Yuval H. Marcus, the chair of the litigation practice at Leason Ellis, is a litigator with more than 20 years of experience in federal courts throughout the country. He specializes in all types of intellectual property disputes, including litigating copyright, trademark, trade dress, patent, false advertising, domain name and trade secret matters, and has consistently achieved favorable results for his clients. Working closely with his clients, he also offers them practical strategies to strengthen their intellectual property rights and to avoid potential conflicts, and routinely conducts IP due diligence in connection with potential acquisitions and investments. He represents clients from many different fields, including the restaurant, food and beverage, hotel, apparel, toy, financial services, biotechnology, telecommunications, software, publishing, entertainment, jewelry, luxury goods, cosmetics and consumer goods industries.
Yuval frequently lectures and publishes articles on many intellectual property topics, including litigation strategy; best practices for preparing and responding to IP cease and desist letters; and keyword advertising trademark issues.
A native of Westchester County who grew up in New Rochelle, Yuval is actively involved in the Westchester County business community. Yuval has demonstrated his leadership through his affiliation with a number of different business organizations in Westchester County, including the Business Council of Westchester, where he serves on the Board of Directors and was a member of the Coalition for Business Development and was the Chair of the Quality of Life Subcommittee. He was selected to the New York Metro 2011- 2017 Super Lawyers in the category of Intellectual Property Litigation.
Yuval supports Westchester not-for-profit organizations and is Chairman of the Board of Kids X-Press, based in White Plains. He helps the company with its mission to promote literacy among children by offering after school workshops and by publishing a magazine written by kids for kids. He offers intellectual property legal services on a pro bono basis to Kids X-Press and to the Business Council. He also serves as a Board member of the Westchester Business and Professional Division of UJA Federation of New York, where has participated on a number of different committees.
An avid Mets fan and photographer, Yuval and his family live in White Plains.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 1994, Cardozo Law Review
Yale University, B.A., 1989
JDS THERAPEUTICS, LLC AND NUTRITION 21, LLC V. SUPERNUTRITION LIFE-EXTENSION RESEARCH, INC., 14-cv-2884 (S.D.N.Y.)