Richard Lehv

  • Lecturer in Law

Richard Lehv is partner at the Fross, Zelnick, Lehrman & Zissu law firm. As a member of the litigation department, he handles trial and appellate litigation involving trademark, copyright, and trade dress infringement, comparative advertising, and false advertising. In addition to cases in the federal courts, he regularly litigates before the trademark trial and appeal board in the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He has significant experience using consumer surveys in litigation as evidence of advertising messages, likelihood of confusion, and “secondary meaning.”

He has been a trustee and member of the executive committee of the Copyright Society of the USA, and has served on the Federal Legislation Committee of the International Trademark Association.

Lehv taught trademark law at Brooklyn Law School from 1994 to 2003, and teaches a seminar at Columbia Law School on trademark and copyright litigation.

He is a 1972 graduate of Columbia University Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. In 1969, Lehv graduated with a B.A. degree from Union College, where he a member of Phi Beta Kappa.