Heather Heft concentrates on all aspects of trademark and copyright law, including domestic and international counseling, clearance, filing, prosecution and protection. She has covered such varied industries as consumer products, food and beverage, financial services, cosmetics, apparel, technology, pharmaceuticals, publishing and entertainment.
Heather joined the firm after practicing for several years in the intellectual property department of a national law firm. Heather received her JD from Columbia Law School, where she was an Articles Editor on the Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts (formerly Columbia-VLA Journal of Law & the Arts). She received her BA, cum laude, with honors and distinction in American History, from the University of Pennsylvania. She is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey, as well as the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
- International Trademark Association (“INTA”), Law Firm Committee
- Copyright Society of the USA
- American Intellectual Property Law Association (“AIPLA”)
- National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (“NAMWOLF”)
Selected Articles and Speaking Engagements:
- Speaker and Co-Author: “AIPLA Spring 2014 Mid-Year Case Law in Review for Trademark,” May 17, 2014
- Speaker: “Representing the Micro Entrepreneurs: Intellectual Property Basics,” July 12, 2005
- Speaker and Co-Author: “Intellectual Property as Collateral in a Non-Bankruptcy Context,” Intellectual Property and Bankruptcy Presentation, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, June 4, 2003
- Co-Author: "Does the Federal Trademark Dilution Act Apply to Trade Dress?" ABA Meeting
- Co-Author: “Parody,” International Trademark Association, May, 2001
- Co-Author: "Is Fame Synonymous With Distinctiveness under the Anti-Dilution Statute?” AIPLA 23rd Annual Conference, January 26 - 29, 2000
- Co-Author: "Protection of Product Shapes by Patents, Trademarks, or Both," International Legal Strategy, November, 1999
- Co-Author: "Whittling Away at Dilution," New York Law Journal, October 18, 1999
- Co-Author: "Utilitarian Objects: Why the Sum is Less Than the Parts," The Intellectual Property Strategist, April, 1999