honors + affiliations
Associate Editor, Michigan Law Review
Member, Order of the Coif
Charter Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, Trial Lawyer Honorary Society
Listed, "Top 10 Trademark Attorneys in California," Daily Journal's Top IP Attorneys (2008)
Listed, Northern California Super Lawyers, IP Litigation (2006–present)
Listed, Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition (2008–present)
Listed, An International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers (2002–present)
Listed, International Who's Who of Business Lawyers (2003–present)
Listed, Expert's Guide to the World's Leading Trademark Law Practitioners (2002–present)
Listed, Expert Guides to the World's Leading Women in Business Law (Inaugural 2010 edition–present)
Listed, "Leading Trademark Practitioner," Enforcement and Litigation; Prosecution and Strategy, World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 (2011–2013)
Listed, Who's Who Legal: California (2007–present)Listed, Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers (2013)
Listed, Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property by Martindale Hubbell (2013)
AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals
- U.S. Supreme Court
- San Francisco
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Rochelle D. Alpert is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Intellectual Property Practice and a member of the Trademark Copyright Advertising Group. Ms. Alpert focuses her practice on trademark, copyright, advertising, rights of publicity, unfair competition, defamation and libel, and Internet and e-commerce issues. She regularly addresses these topics in a broad spectrum of industries, including online and traditional retailing, clothing and accessories, beverages, computer hardware, computer software, semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, telecommunication, and financial services. An integral part of Ms. Alpert's practice involves federal court litigation, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board cases, and domain name proceedings. Ms. Alpert successfully defeated a request for preliminary injunction brought by Hansen Beverage Company against North American Beverage Company. Ms. Alpert also successfully defended Publishers Clearing House against both copyright infringement and trade dress infringement claims (Starcrest v. Publishers Clearing House, C.D. Cal.). On the trade dress claim, Ms. Alpert secured a directed verdict after the case had been presented to the jury.
Ms. Alpert draws on her experience with all facets of pretrial preparation, trial, and appeals—including temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctions, permanent injunctions, jury trials, and dispute resolution mechanisms—to assist clients in developing global protection strategies, registration and enforcement programs, and anticounterfeiting campaigns for their trademarks, trade names, trade dress, copyrights, and other intellectual property. She also regularly advises clients on the implementation of advertising and promotional programs, including comparative advertising and sweepstakes.
Ms. Alpert frequently lectures and writes on intellectual property topics. She has lectured for, among other organizations, the Intellectual Property Section of the American Bar Association, the International Trademark Association, the Silicon Valley General Counsel Association, the Practising Law Institute, the Continuing Education of the Bar, the Corporate Counsel Institutes, SCI3, the American Conference Institute, the Lohrman Education Services, and The Recorder. She is a regular contributor to the World Trademark Law Report and the World Copyright Law Report. She has served on the International Trademark Association's Issues and Policy Committee and Meetings Committee. Currently, she is a member of the Association's Enforcement Committee, chairing the Subcommittee on the Legality of Disclaimers. Ms. Alpert chaired the Trademark Committee of the San Francisco Intellectual Property Association.
Ms. Alpert is admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. Supreme Court.
- University of Michigan Law School, 1975, J.D., Magna Cum Laude
- University of Michigan, 1972, B.A., Cum Laude