Linda Chan, JD
Trademark and Patent Attorney
“I enjoy working with great colleagues of varied legal backgrounds from different geographical locations.”
Linda running in the New York Road Runners’ Open Run
When Linda majored in engineering in college, she found she had a natural interest in intellectual property (IP) law. IP law allows her to use her engineering background in her legal practice, working with clients in technical fields, while also having the opportunity to work with clients in nontechnical fields like clothing. With over 20 years of experience as an IP attorney, Linda guides clients in U.S. and international trademark matters.
Before joining Leber IP Law, Linda worked for four other law firms in New York, filing and prosecuting trademark applications and managing national and international trademark portfolios and IP licensing agreements.
At Leber IP Law, Linda specializes in the use and protection of trademarks, including devising trademark filing strategies, clearing trademarks for use and registration, filing and prosecuting trademark applications, and managing U.S. and international trademark portfolios. She also advises clients on trademark enforcement matters, including domain name disputes. She is registered with the United States Patent Office and advises clients on design patent protection and prosecutes design patent applications.
Linda enjoys working with clients in developing new brands. She begins the process by helping them define how they will be using their marks and advising them on how to do so while developing and maintaining their trademark rights.
She likes to respond to clients promptly and give them clear and efficient guidance. This often results in clients coming back with more trademark work or even patent work for the firm. She works out of her office in New York City.
Outside of work she lives to run and knit, and she serves as a run director at the New York Road Runners’ Open Run, a free weekly community group run.
• Domain name disputes
• Design patent protection
J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 1997
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, 1994
New York State Bar; US Patent and Trademark Office; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York