Brian Farkas

Brian Farkas is an associate attorney at Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP in New York, focusing his practice on commercial litigation, arbitration and intellectual property. Brian earned his B.A. from Vassar College and J.D. from Cardozo School of Law. In law school, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the  Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution and won the Andrew S. Zucker Award for Academic Excellence. His writing on arbitration and mediation has appeared in numerous publications, including the  New York County Lawyer,  Dispute Resolution Journal,  Resolutions Roundtable,  Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation, and the  Northeastern Law Journal.

Outside of the firm, he serves as a volunteer mediator through the New York Peace Institute. He teaches in Brooklyn Law School's Mediation Clinic, training students in Civil Court and Small Claims Court mediation.

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Articles By Brian Farkas

Trademark Class 18: Leather Goods
Trademark Class 18 includes mainly leather, leather imitations, and travel goods.
Trademark Class 24: Textiles
Trademark Class 24 includes textiles and textile goods that are not included in other classes, including bed covers, table covers, and textile covers for household use.
Trademark Class 12: Vehicles
Trademark Class 12 includes vehicles, devices, machines and apparatus for locomotion by land, air or water.
Trademark Class 11: Appliances
Trademark Class 11 includes appliances for lighting, heating, steam generating, cooking, refrigerating, drying, ventilating, water supply and sanitary purposes.
Trademark Class 10: Medical Supplies
Trademark Class 10 includes surgical, medical, dental and veterinary apparatus and instruments, as well as artificial limbs, eyes and teeth.
Can I Sue My Home Contractor Over a Frivolously Filed Mechanics' Lien?
Dealing with situations where a home contractor, subcontractor, or supplier goes too far in filing a lien against your home.
Which Protection Do I Need: Patent, Copyright, or Trademark?
Learn how patents, copyrights, and trademarks serve different purposes.
How to Do a Trademark Search Before Choosing a Business or Product Name
A trademark search can help ensure your business or product name is available, and that you will not discover a conflict after you invest into advertising.
Trademark Classes: Which One Fits the Mark You Are Registering For?
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office divides trademarks into 45 different "classes." You must choose the proper class when applying for trademark registration.
Are You Getting All Your Florida Property Tax Breaks?
Make sure you're not paying more in Florida property taxes than you have to.