Mr. Sharinn heads our Intellectual Property Law Practice Group.
Mr. Sharinn's practice involves the worldwide registration, management, commercialization and enforcement of intellectual property rights. He works closely with his clients to develop local and global branding strategies, as well as create programs to police and enforce their brands’ underlying patents, trademarks, trade dress, product configurations, copyrighted works, trade secrets and advertising efforts.
Mr. Sharinn has successfully litigated more than one hundred patent, trademark and copyright infringement matters in several domestic and foreign jurisdictions. In this regard, he has worked with the United States Customs Service (both I.C.E. and Homeland Security), the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Treasury Department, the United States Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Agency, Interpol, the World Intellectual Property Organization and numerous local law enforcement agencies (within the United States and throughout the World) in connection with the thwarting of illicit trade including smuggling, parallel imports and the manufacture and sale of counterfeit goods, as well as the freezing and seizure of assets derived from such illegal activities.
Mr. Sharinn is registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Much of his patent work is directed to the litigation and licensing of patents relating to, among other things, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, electronics, cosmetics, heavy machinery and consumer goods.
In addition, Mr. Sharinn has considerable experience with representing entities and individuals in the sports and entertainment industries. Specifically, he represents professional athletic leagues and teams, as well as media companies, producers and distributors. Mr. Sharinn has lectured extensively within the legal community and before industry groups, law schools, and business management programs. He is also widely published.
Mr. Sharinn is a member of the International Trademark Association’s Anti-Counterfeiting Committee, the Bar Association for the City of New York (Sports Law Executive Committee) and the Sports Lawyers Association. He is a former chair of the Continuing Legal Education Web-Committee, and a former chairman of the Sports & Entertainment Section of the Connecticut Bar Association. Mr. Sharinn is a former member of the Technology Transfer Executive Committee of Connecticut United for Research Excellence, Inc. ("CURE"), former member of the Board of Directors and former chief legal officer of Camp Compass, Inc.
Mr. Sharinn enjoys surfing, playing ice hockey and spending time with his family. He is the head coach for Staples High School’s Varsity Ice Hockey Program and formerly served as the assistant head coach for Westhill HIgh School's Varsity Ice Hockey Program, head coach and director of player personnel for the Columbus Cottonmouths Professional Ice Hockey Club, Inc. of the Central Hockey League, assistant coach with the Baltimore Bandits Professional Ice Hockey Club of the American Hockey League, head coach of the Men's Varsity Ice Hockey Program, faculty advisor for student-athlete mentoring, and assistant strength and conditioning coach at Villanova University, and assistant coach of the Yale University’s Varsity Ice Hockey Program, as well as a member of the U.S.A. Hockey’s New England Regional Selection Committee. He was also responsible for forming California’s first all women’s state high school aged all star ice hockey team.
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D.
Boston University,M.A., Molecular Biology, cum laude
Boston University, B.A., Biology, cum laude
United States District Court for the Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of New York
United States District Court, District of Connecticut
United States Court of Appeals for the Second and Federal Circuits