Mediator's Profile

Donald Prutzman

Business Name: Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse& Hirschtritt, LLP

L. Donald Prutzman is a partner in Tannenbaum Helpern’s Intellectual Property practice, which encompasses litigation and non-litigated matters. Donald has broad trial and appellate litigation experience, particularly in disputes involving trademark, copyright, art law, photographers’ rights, apparel importation, antitrust issues and matters before the International Trade Commission. His litigation experience includes securities regulation and insurance coverage.

Donald advises on a wide range of non-litigated intellectual property matters including licensing, purchase and sale of intellectual property assets, website development, hosting and content, data licensing agreements, copyright registration, worldwide trademark registration and prosecution which includes representing clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and antitrust and trade regulation advice and compliance. Representing clients from across industries, Donald has developed a particular focus in the following industry sectors: financial services, fashion, food and beverage, jewelry design, publishing, entertainment, and art and antiques.

As a member of the American Arbitration Association’s Panel of Neutrals, the International Center for Dispute Resolution’s Panel of Neutrals, the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Panel of Neutrals, the International Trademark Association’s Panel of Trademark Mediators, Singapore International Arbitration Center’s Panel of Technology Neutrals, the Eastern District of New York’s Panel of Arbitrators, and the FINRA Panel of Arbitrators, Donald serves as an arbitrator and mediator in intellectual property, financial and other commercial matters. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. A frequent speaker and author on intellectual property topics, Donald has been selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers for 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 and in the forthcoming 25th edition of The Best Lawyers in America.


  • NYU, 1976, J.D.
  • Harvard College, 1973, A.B.


  • New York State Bar Association (Co-Chair Intellectual Property Sub-Committee, International Law Section)
  • International Trademark Association – Member, Academic Committee


  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Georgia
  • United States District Courts
    • Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
    • Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • Northern District of Georgia

Areas of Focus

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Antitrust and Trade Regulation
  • Trademark, Copyright and Patent Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation

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