Ariel Peikes

Ariel S. Peikes

Associate

212-596-0509 (Direct)

APeikes@Ostrolenk.com

Ariel Peikes counsels clients in all aspects of intellectual property law, especially matters in trademark, trade dress, copyright, design patent, unfair competition and rights of publicity.  He regularly appears before federal district courts, and has submitted appellate briefs to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the New Jersey Supreme Court.  Mr. Peikes has extensive experience advising fashion and luxury brands, designers, artists, start-up companies, inventors, and famous New York City eateries and food brands in intellectual property law matters.

Ariel has handled a wide breadth of trademark clearance and prosecution in the United States.  In order to protect clients from counterfeits, Ariel has worked with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and local law enforcement in order to seize counterfeits and deter such activities.  Additionally, Mr. Peikes has advised clients on transactional matters, particularly licensing agreements and book deals.  He has significant experience in other contract law matters, including in labor (collective bargaining) and employment agreements.

Before joining Ostrolenk Faber, Mr. Peikes was an associate attorney at another intellectual property law boutique firm for approximately five years.

Ariel is a member of the Fashion Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association. He is also a member of BNI (Business Networking International), Manhattan Chapter 10.

When he is not practicing law, Ariel is the drummer for a blues and jam rock band, occasionally performing at New York City music venues such as The Bitter End.  Ariel is also a D.J., performing at charity galas and corporate events.     

Education

Brown University, B.A., 2001

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 2006

Admissions

New York

New Jersey

Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

District Court of New Jersey

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit