Nancy Del Pizzo helps solve commercial disputes, including those involving intellectual property matters such as trademark, trade dress, copyright and patent infringement, domain name disputes, source codes, misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair competition, defamation, libel and trade libel. She also drafts intellectual property-related agreements and drafts and files copyright registrations. Nancy is admitted to the New Jersey and New York State bars in addition to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. She has appeared before additional courts on a pro hac vice basis.
Nancy was named a “Rising Star” in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 by New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine. In 2014, Nancy received a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating in Intellectual Property, Litigation and Civil Practice. In 2012, she was named a Barrister in the John C. Lifland Inn of Court. She received the 2007 New Jersey Occupational Therapy Association President’s Award for “Outstanding and Committed Service” for her pro bono work.
In 2014, Nancy was appointed co-chair of the Internet/Privacy Subcommittee of the American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Litigation Section. In 2013, the Supreme Court of New Jersey appointed Nancy to its District VC Ethics Committee (Essex County – West). In 2011 and 2012, Nancy was appointed by the President of the New Jersey State Bar Association (“NJSBA”) to the NJSBA Pro Bono Committee. She is a former Chair of and currently serves as a Trustee of the NJSBA’s GLBT Rights Section. Nancy was the featured profile in the New Jersey Law Journal’s “The Bar Report,” February 27, 2012.
Prior to joining Podvey Meanor in 2012, she practiced at one of New Jersey’s largest law firms where she also was a summer associate. She began her legal career in 2005 as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Barbara Byrd Wecker, J.A.D. (ret.).
Nancy is a magna cum laude graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law, where she served as managing editor of the Journal of Sports & Entertainment Law and evening vice president on the Executive Board of the Student Bar Association. During law school, she also interned for the Hon. William J. Martini, U.S.D.J.
Prior to her career as an attorney, Nancy operated a sole proprietorship, providing writing, editing and consulting services for organizations of various sizes, including Fortune 500 companies, and published hundreds of articles in consumer and trade magazines and newspapers. She specialized in health, medicine and fitness with an emphasis on eye care and eyewear.
* Panelist, New Jersey Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Copyright and Trademark Law for Comedians, April 21, 2014.
* Panelist, New Jersey ICLE’s GLBT Update, Ethics, February 2012.
* Judge, 16th Annual Yale Mock Trial Invitational, December 4, 2011.
* Panelist, NJSBA GLBT Rights Section, Trademark and Related Issues in the GLBT Community, October 25, 2011.
* Moderator and Panelist, NJSBA GLBT Rights Section, Opening the Closet Door – Coming Out in the Workplace, September 27, 2011.
Author, “Craft a Stronger Defense by Distinguishing Parody from Satire,” American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Litigation newsletter, Vol. 26, No. 2, Winter 2015.
Special Edition Co-Editor: Author, “If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It,” New Jersey Law Journal Magazine – Special Edition on LGBT Rights, June 2013.
Contributing Author, American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law’s Annual Review of Intellectual Property Law Developments, 2011 and 2010.
Co-Author, “The Thief, the Cook and The Egg,” New Jersey Women Lawyers Association 3rd Annual Platinum Gala, March 24, 2010.
Co-Author, “Keyword Advertising ‘Use in Commerce’: A Pro Plaintiff Trend Emerges,” American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Litigation newsletter, Vol. 20, No. 2, Winter 2009.
Co-Author, “Today’s Reverse Confusion Doctrine,” Bloomberg Law Reports –Intellectual Property, April 30, 2007.
Author, “Developing a Uniform Test for ‘Reverse Confusion’ Trademark Cases in the Sports and Entertainment Industries,” Seton Hall University School of Law Journal of Sports & Entertainment Law, 2004.