David helps companies, individuals, authors, artists, designers and non-profits protect their intellectual capital. He advises clients on franchising, patent, trademark and copyright licensing as well as technology transfer, joint development and distribution agreements. David is an invaluable collaborator on brand selection, adoption, procurement and the enforcement of trademarks, copyrights, trade dress, and trade secrets. He frequently advises sellers on Amazon, eBay and other platforms as to their rights and obligations.
David founded KJK’s IP Practice and continues to lead its Brand Enforcement Practice Group. Prior to joining KJK, David was Vice-President and General Counsel for a NYSE-listed company and Assistant General Counsel for an international technology licensing company with operations in the United States, Switzerland and Japan. Over his 35 years in practice, David has developed a reputation among his clients for his ability to keep the big picture in mind in every legal matter and communicate clearly even the most complex concepts impacting his clients. His approach is to encourage clients to take proactive steps to avoid legal issues before they arise.
With a background in art history, the visual arts, and post-colonial literature, David has long had an interest in intellectual property issues and the creativity unique to this practice area.
Developed KJK’s proprietary system of brand enforcement and oversees litigation against unauthorized resellers on Amazon, eBay and other platforms in hundreds of federal cases for technology and design clients.
Represent clients in the retail, design, and technology sectors, including an international chemical and technology companies with a portfolio of brands distributed through multiple channels, in drafting and negotiating, distribution, joint venture and development agreements.
Global Brand Management
Represent clients in the retail, food, design, technology, catalogue, and survival sectors in managing worldwide intellectual property portfolios.
Entertainment and Arts
Represent publishers, authors, and artists in trademark and copyright matters. Negotiated successful settlements of infringement actions.
Represented chemical technology and Li battery development companies in negotiating various complex worldwide patent licenses and manufacturing and distribution agreements.
“When I was calling David, who was not expecting my call I had our VP Sales in my office as well and when I was dialing I made the comment to him that the one thing I can always rely on is getting a voice on the other end, and today was no exception as David answered the phone and quickly supported what we needed help with.”
– Dan Brown, President / CEO, Overton Chicago Gear
“I have worked with David Posteraro for over ten years. Throughout that time, he has consistently provided the expertise and attention we’ve needed on tough customer contract negotiations and other legal matters. He does it with professionalism and, thank goodness, humor!”
– Connie Clore, COO, Asurint
“When I compare David to all the attorneys I have worked with over the years, there is no real comparison. He has taken the time to not only understand our industry but also the culture of Asurint. I enjoy our banter back and forth and there is no doubt he has improved my business acumen and my understanding of the legal aspects of business in a way that was thoughtful and informative. I cannot thank him enough for the business partner he has become to me.”
– Steve Palek, Chief Sales Officer, Asurint