Scott P. Ceresia


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  • New York University School of Law, JD, Articles Editor, N.Y.U Review of Law & Social Change, 2008
  • Dartmouth College, BA, History and Psychology, summa cum laude, 2005
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York

Scott’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, enforcement and counseling, with a particular emphasis on trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition and domain names.  He has counseled clients across a broad range of industries, including apparel, food, hospitality, music, publishing, sports, medical and cosmetics, regarding the enforcement of their intellectual property rights and related litigation strategy.

Scott has significant experience litigating in federal and state court and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.  He has drafted all types of pleadings and dispositive and discovery motions; participated in all aspects of fact and expert discovery, including taking and defending depositions; engaged in all aspects of trial preparation and strategy; and negotiated favorable resolutions for clients. 

Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Scott worked for other prominent law firms, including an IP boutique firm.

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Scott Ceresia
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Represented leading manufacturer of automotive air fresheners in action for trade dress infringement and dilution; served as second-chair at jury trial and prevailed on all claims. 

Represented major music company in action for trademark infringement and dilution; won motion for summary judgment dismissing claims.

Represented major music company in action for copyright infringement; won motion for partial summary judgment on issue of liability.

Co-author, "DMCA Compliance and Enforcement," Lexis Practice Advisor, 2016