Ralph H. Cathcart

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Special Professor of Law

E-mail: Ralph.H.Cathcart@hofstra.edu


Professor Cathcart graduated from Hofstra Law School and received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently a partner at Ladas & Parry LLP, an intellectual property boutique law firm with offices in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, London and Munich.

Professor Cathcart has substantial federal and state court litigation experience and has litigated numerous trademark and copyright infringement cases. He also has extensive experience before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and counsels clients on the adoption and use of trademarks and copyrights. Given his experience in counterfeit enforcement programs, he has trained U.S. Customs agents in counterfeit detection.

During his practice, Professor Cathcart has represented a wide variety of clients from the entertainment, fashion, jewelry and luxury goods industries, as well as wine companies, retail clothing stores, publishers, toy manufacturers, universities, restaurants, national restaurant chains and chemical and high tech manufacturers.

Professor Cathcart's practice also encompasses entertainment law, including representing recording artists, comedians, actors, authors, content providers and production companies in transactional matters.

Professor Cathcart has been featured in numerous publications and has lectured extensively before universities, colleges, trade unions and professional organizations. He is a published author and boxing historian and a regular contributor to World Media Law Report.