Liz Oliner specializes in navigating the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and has helped hundreds of small businesses and entrepreneurs register federal trademarks and protect their brands in the US and internationally.
Liz has a B.A. in English literature from Yale University and a J.D. from Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. She is licensed to practice law in California, New York and the District of Columbia. She is also a 5 Star attorney on UpCounsel, a nationally recognized network of top lawyers.
Along with her trademark work, Liz also frequently helps draft and respond to cease and desist letters, social media take-down notices and DMCA take-down notices. She also has experience with copyright law, internet terms of service and privacy policies, as well with corporate formation and employment questions for small businesses and start-ups.
A native New Yorker, Liz represents startup and small business clients across the country. While in law school, she interned in the intellectual property/trademark department at Estee Lauder. She also had done trademark enforcement work for Jack Daniel's.
Liz enjoys meeting clients from all different industries and particularly enjoys working with emerging companies, technology start-ups and social media companies. Her husband previously co-founded a social media startup, Storify, and their wedding was featured as a “social media” event in various press outlets.
Before becoming a lawyer, Liz worked both in commercial real estate and as a journalist at CBS News, where she participated in research and investigations for news stories on the CBS Early Show and 48 Hours Investigates.
In her free time, Liz spends time with her husband and toddler son, goes to spin and yoga classes, skis and runs (she has run 8 marathons).