Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Washington

Education

  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 1993
    Editor-in-Chief, Fordham Intellectual Property, Media, and Entertainment Law Journal
    Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
    West Publishing Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement
  • A.B., Columbia College, 1990
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Eric A. Prager

Partner

Eric A. Prager is a partner in Venable's Intellectual Property Transactions Practice in the New York office, where he focuses on strategic counseling, development and management of IP portfolios, due diligence of IP assets, sophisticated licensing and agreement work, and litigation, with a particular focus on the advertising, digital media, and software industries. Eric has litigated copyright, false advertising, patent, trademark, and trade secret cases in courts around the country for more than 20 years.

Prior to joining Venable, Eric served as co-chair of the Advertising & Marketing Law practice group at an international law firm. In addition, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, engaged Eric to assist in drafting several "digital agenda" copyright treaties, including the WIPO Copyright Treaty, the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, and a proposed treaty on the protection of databases. He has served on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) Public Advisory Committee for Trademark Affairs, which advises the PTO on the concerns of trademark owners and the practicing bar. In addition, he served as a member of the Intellectual Property Constituency of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), where he helped develop the uniform dispute resolution policy that ICANN requires accredited registrars to follow.

Outside of his legal practice, Eric is an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School. He is also the national chair of an annual two-day legal conference in New York, "Handling Intellectual Property Issues in Business Transactions" (Practising Law Institute). He is a frequent lecturer and author on a variety of subjects in intellectual property law. One of his published articles on trademark dilution has been cited by two U.S. Courts of Appeals and was relied upon by the government in its briefing to the U.S. Supreme Court in the Victoria's Secret case, 537 U.S. 418 (2003).