Gregory DeSantis, Esq., Associate, DLA Piper (US)
Mr. DeSantis’ practice concentrates on both U.S. and International trademark matters in addition to copyright and media law matters. He advises clients on all aspects of U.S. and international trademark law, including trademark prosecution, clearance, maintenance and enforcement. He has published articles discussing intellectual property law with NYSBA’s EASL journal and on Playbill. Gregory is a member of NYC Bar Association’s Trademarks & Unfair Competition Committee.
Mr. DeSantis graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where he received a B.F.A in Ballet with a minor in Modern Dance. In his career as a professional dancer, he performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco in addition to the Broadway National Tour of Movin’ Out. He earned his J.D. at Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University where he completed the intellectual property law honors concentration. During his time at Hofstra, he completed an internship with Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts NY.
David Kramer, Esq., Partner DLA Piper (US)
David Kramer’s practice is centered on trademark, copyright and media law with particular focus on the video game, television, fashion/retail and food service industries.
David assists both mature and emerging companies on all aspects of brand development from inception through international expansion and beyond. Key areas of experience include domestic and international trademark clearance and prosecution, brand development and protection, trademark portfolio management, trademark and copyright enforcement and litigation, intellectual property licensing agreements and due diligence, domain name dispute resolution, intellectual property issues arising on the Internet and in social media, as well as pre-publication media review.
With a background in computer science and English literature, he has a deep-rooted interest in the intersection of technology, media and the law.