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Foley Expands Intellectual Property Department With Addition of Three Prominent Trademark, Copyright Attorneys

Thursday, April 10, 2008

IP Attorneys Andrew Baum, Robert Weisbein, Karin Segall Join Firm’s New York Office

New York, NY -- Foley & Lardner LLP announced that Andrew Baum, Robert Weisbein and Karin Segall will join the firm’s Intellectual Property Department. By adding these three trademark attorneys to its Trademark, Copyright and Advertising practice, Foley continues building its full service IP practice, which for years has been known as one of the leaders in the intellectual property area.

"The addition of Andrew, Robert and Karin is consistent with Foley’s strategic plan to reinforce the firm’s resources and reputation in trademark and copyright counseling and litigation, as well as enhance our presence in New York," said Sharon R. Barner, chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Department. "These three additions, combined with other significant IP laterals over the past few years, have bolstered Foley’s ability to offer the full scope of legal services in counterfeiting, piracy, internet and wireless content. We believe we are now one of the few firms with broad spectrum coverage in the IP area ."

Andrew Baum joins as a partner in the Trademark, Copyright & Advertising Practice and the IP Litigation Practice with an emphasis on trademark, unfair competition, counseling and licensing. He has extensive litigation experience, including appearances before several United States Courts of Appeals, and managing the trademark portfolios across industries including luxury goods, publishing and interactive entertainment. Baum joins Foley from Darby & Darby P.C., where he was managing principal from 1996 to 2007.

Robert Weisbein joins as a partner in the IP Litigation Practice and the Trademark, Copyright & Advertising Practice. He focuses his practice on the litigation of trademark, unfair competition and copyright issues, including Internet-related issues within these areas. Weisbein joins Foley from Darby & Darby P.C.

Karin Segall also joins as a partner in the Trademark, Copyright & Advertising Practice, specializing in the strategic portfolio management, clearance and registration of trademarks for corporate clients, both domestically and internationally. She also has experience handling cancellations and oppositions before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Segall joins Foley from Darby & Darby P.C.

Foley & Lardner LLP continually evolves to meet the changing legal needs of our clients. Our team-based approach, proprietary client service technology, and practice depth enhance client relationships while seeing clients through their most complex legal challenges. The BTI Consulting Group (Wellesley, Massachusetts) recently recognized Foley as one of the top four law firms shaping the U.S. legal market, while CIO magazine has named Foley to its CIO 100 list six times for our client-focused technology. With more than 1,000 attorneys in 22 offices and more than 50 practices, count on Foley for high-caliber business and legal insight. Learn more at

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