In Memoriam: Ronald J. Lehrman (1932-2022)


IPKat was saddened by the announcement that Ron Lehrman handed away on Wednesday, February ninth. In 1969, Ron, along with Peter Weiss, Heinz Dawid and Alvin Fross, established Weiss, Dawid, Fross & Lehrman – now often known as Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C. Based mostly in New York Metropolis with an workplace in Washington, D.C, it has turn into a preeminent agency within the trademark world.

Ron was a significant purpose for the agency’s success. An honors graduate of Dartmouth School, and of Harvard Regulation Faculty, he married a profound understanding of trademark regulation with a eager practitioner’s eye for the wants of his purchasers and the disarming allure of his charismatic character.

In carving out his nonpareil experience as a global trademark practitioner, he went on to characterize quite a few high-profile manufacturers and turn into a famous determine within the trademark group. The Worldwide Trademark Affiliation awarded Ron with the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.

His dedication to the agency was legendary. He retired as a companion solely in 2020, and all through that lengthy tenure, his overriding dedication was guaranteeing that the agency would proceed to develop and prosper. He was an anchoring oar inside its day-by-day operations.

This Kat was lucky to share many a dialog with Ron, whether or not on the agency or the INTA Annual Assembly, the place Ron all the time discovered the time to supply his newest ideas on a variety of subjects. All of this, with the allure that by no means left him.

As his colleagues wrote yesterday in his memory–

Ron was a instructor the ultimate and a useful useful resource, all the time offering a reassuring presence and generously sharing his in depth data and life knowledge. His mental and ethical class, good sense, and unfailing decency have been a mannequin of professionalism and a supply of power. We’re deeply saddened by this loss, however we’re comforted by the various comfortable recollections and life classes that Ron imparted to all of us.

Certainly, that speaks for all of us.



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