Edward Weisz

Edward Weisz

Edward Weisz is the co-chair of the patent prosecution office at Cozen O’Connor. He practices in all areas of intellectual property law, most recently focusing his work on U.S. patent and trademark prosecution, counseling, and licensing.

Edward prosecutes patent applications and renders legal opinions and advises clients on infringement, freedom to operate, and validity issues in the electrical, mechanical, consumer products, product packaging, and business method arts concerning the following technologies: medical devices, communications systems, home furnishings, plumbing, table top goods, packaging, and telephony (optical and mobile communications) systems, analog and digital circuitry, microelectronics and semiconductor device design, optic and laser technologies (including amplification and optical routing), teleconferencing systems, RF amplification, spectroscopy, thermal dissipation devices, and manufacturing processes.

A substantial portion of Edward’s practice is devoted to trademark and copyright matters. He represents and assists clients in all aspects of securing trademark and copyright protection, in litigation, and in the enforcement and licensing of trademarks and copyrights. He has represented clients in pretrial proceedings and in oral and written arguments before federal courts and before examiners and various tribunals of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and other U.S. government agencies.

Edward earned his electrical engineering undergraduate degree from Rutgers University, College of Engineering in 1987 and his law degree from New York Law School in 1991.

The Price of Fame: Tiffany Settles 8-Year Lawsuit With Costco Over Use of Company Name in Ring Displays

What do the terms Taser, Escalator, and Aspirin have in common? They were once protected marks that have become generic. The term “Tiffany” likely has joined their ranks at least with regards to the name of a particular diamond ring setting. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently made clear that Tiffany’s 73 trademarks — many registered in connection with jewelry — will not protect it against others using “Tiffany” when that term has become commonly used to describe a particular six-prong diamond ring setting. Thus, anyone — even a discount retailer like Costco — can use it to describe that particular ring setting.