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With over 20 years of experience, Steven D. Lustig’s practice focuses on all aspects of trademark law – from due diligence to enforcement. His international clientele ranges from individuals to large multinational companies. While his practice is in every commercial area, his is particularly experienced in the automotive, pharmaceutical, apparel, and technology industries.

Steven D. Lustig focuses his practice on United States and international trademark clearance and prosecution, trademark litigation, internet domain name registration and dispute resolution, e-business issues relating to intellectual property, customs enforcement, anti-counterfeiting measures, trade dress and unfair competition enforcement. His practice also focuses on intellectual property transactions and related due diligence.

Steve advises clients on all aspects of copyright protection and unfair competition, as it relates to trademark law and brand protection.

With over 20 years of experience, he has been named among the leading trademark attorneys in the 2021-2023 editions of the World Trademark Review’s WTR 1000. Individual practitioners, law firms and trademark attorney practices qualify for inclusion in the WTR 1000 solely on receiving sufficient positive feedback from market sources.

Steve is an active member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), and he currently serves on the Geographical Indications Committee and the U.S. Subcommittee of the Legislation and Regulation Committee. Outside of his law practice, he volunteers with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) to find a cure for Type-1 diabetes.


  • INTA Legislation and Regulation Committee, Member, Current
  • INTA Geographical Indications Committee, Member, Current



“Steve passionately engages in and understands the issues clients face in their industries and leverages comprehensive market knowledge to give an excellent counselling service. He runs his team well – everyone he works with does an excellent job.”


“Steven Lustig is an extremely responsive attorney who perfectly understands how to get the best results for his clients. He communicates with exceptional clarity and has a detailed understanding of how the USTPO as well as the IP offices of other countries work.” He wears the colours of Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel.


  • World Trademark Review: WTR 1000, 2021 – 2024
  • World Intellectual Property Review Leaders Directory, 2021-2023

Cars have been a passion for Steve since he was in elementary school. He is a member of the Sports Car Club of America, holds a competition license, and routinely participates in racing schools and related auto races. He also is an avid baseball fan. Steve and his wife are season ticket holders at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.

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