Your LEGAL Team
ROBERT POPESCU, Esq. graduated with a BA degree from MSU, cum laude. Mr. Popescu received his Juris Doctor degree from Seton Hall University School of Law. He is a member of the bars of the State of New York, the State of New Jersey and of the District of Columbia.
Mr. Popescu has held membership in the American Bar Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Bar Association of Monmouth and Middlesex Counties, New Jersey, as well as Bars of the United States District Courts for the District of New Jersey, the Eastern District of New York, the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of Michigan. He is also a member of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals (New York, Connecticut, Vermont), the Third Circuit Court of Appeals (New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, the Virgin Islands) and of the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Popescu is an adjunct professor of law at Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey, where he has been teaching litigation to future attorneys for the past 14 years. Read More
Mr. Etufugh has represented small, mid-sized and Fortune 500 Companies in the procurement, protection and enforcement of their Intellectual Property rights. Mr. Etufugh has experience in dealing with patent prosecution issues including: patent application drafting & preparation, responding to office actions, filing of continuation applications, and filing of applications under the USPTO’s Accelerated Examination program. Mr. Etufugh has also provided clients with advice and counsel regarding patent litigation strategy and licensing. In addition, Mr. Etufugh has represented clients in a variety of trademark issues including: trademark application filing & prosecution, trademark administrative disputes before the Trademark Trial & Appeals Board of the USPTO (Opposition and Cancellation proceedings), responding to and/or initiating cease & desist requests. Further, Mr. Etufugh has also provided clients with a variety of opinions including: trademark clearance opinions, freedom to operate opinions, and patentability/novelty opinions.
Augustin ZABRAUTANu, Esq.
Of Counsel on Special Projects
He is a member of the National Union of the Romanian Bars and of the Bucharest Bar. Mr. Zabrutanu speaks English and Romanian.
CARMEN ZABRAUTANu, Esq.
Of Counsel on Special Projects
Ms. Zabrautanu is a member of the National Union of the Romanian Bars and of the Bucharest Bar. She speaks English and Romanian.
GIAN PIERO RINALDI, Esq. received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Bologna, Italy. Mr. Rinaldi also holds a Master degree in comparative law from George Washington University and a second Master degree in international affairs (M.A.I.A.) from Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Rinaldi is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and before the bar of Italy. He concentrates in the field of commercial and international law. His practice includes international trade litigation, international arbitration, transactional work as well as mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Rinaldi is fluent in Italian, English and French.
BRANDON R. POPESCU, Law firm Intern: Our firm is pleased to welcome Brandon R. Popescu in its midst as a litigation intern. Brandon is a former intern for the Honorable Senator Samuel Thompson and is currently completing his undergraduate studies at Rutgers University, where he is majoring in classics. He is looking forward to completing his studies at Rutgers University and Law School in the near future.
Brandon’s work at the firm includes discovery preparation and analysis, legal research and the preparation of legal documents with supervising attorneys.