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

Someone Stole My Copyrighted Work: Can I Sue for Infringement?
If your copyrighted work has been infringed, you can consider suing the infringer.
What Rights the First Sale Doctrine Gives to a Purchaser of a Copyrighted Work
Every day, millions of consumers make use of the first sale doctrine, to destroy authorized copies of copyrighted works.
Qualifying for a Patent FAQs
Patent law creates an important form of intellectual property right for inventors, businesses, and entrepreneurs.
Joint Copyright Ownership Versus Collective Work: Understanding the Difference
“Joint works” and “collective works” are categories that receive somewhat different treatment than individually created works under the U.S. Copyright Act
Trademark Class 9: Electrical and Scientific Apparatus
Class 9 includes apparatus and instruments for scientific or research purposes. The class also includes information technology equipment, audiovisual equipment, and safety and life-saving equipment.
Trademark Class 24: Textiles
Trademark Class 24 includes textiles and textile goods that aren't included in other classes, including bed covers, table covers, and textile covers for household use.
Trademark Class 18: Leather Goods
Trademark Class 18 includes mainly leather, leather imitations, and travel goods.
Trademark Class 12: Vehicles
Trademark Class 12 includes vehicles, devices, machines, and apparatus for locomotion by land, air, or water.
Trademark Class 11: Environmental Control Apparatus
Trademark Class 11 includes appliances for lighting, heating, steam generating, cooking, refrigerating, drying, ventilating, water supply, and sanitary purposes.
Trademark Class 10: Medical Apparatus
Trademark Class 10 includes surgical, medical, dental, and veterinary apparatus and instruments, as well as artificial limbs, eyes, and teeth.