Edward E. Vassallo

Senior Counsel
Vassallo Edward
Ed Vassallo is involved in all aspects of patent, trademark and unfair competition litigation, including trials and appeals, in the chemical, mechanical and computer fields, and in oppositions, licensing and opinion work, for clients including PVH Corp., Electrolux, Tommy Hilfiger, Arvind, Calvin Klein, Inc., Johnson Outdoors and Dreyfus. Ed also has had extensive experience in advising clients regarding the intellectual property aspects of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. He is past president of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association.


Representative Clients

  • PVH Corp.
  • Calvin Klein
  • Brasseler USA




  • J.D. cum laude Fordham University 1973
  • M.A. Mechanical Engineering Columbia University 1967
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering Columbia University 1965

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit


  • International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers
  • Euromoney Legal Media Group as one of the world's leading trademark law practitioners in 2003, 2006, 2008, and 2009 editions
  • Leading intellectual property law practitioner in every edition since 2003 of the Best Lawyers in America
  • Legal 500 for Trademarks: litigation, 2008-2015 and 2012 for Patent litigation: full coverage and Trademarks: non-contentious (full coverage)
  • Super Lawyers: New York Metro Edition, 2006-2018
  • PLC Which Lawyer 2011 edition a top IP non-patent litigation attorney
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2022