Manitsky, Andrew D.

  Burlington, Vermont, USA
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Andrew Manitsky represents clients in complex civil litigation, including trademark and copyright disputes, in both Vermont and New York.  He is also the Chair of the Vermont Bar Association's Intellectual Property Section, and has given seminars on copyright infringement, trademark litigation, and trade secrets protection.

Practice Areas
  • Antitrust Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • First Amendment
  • General Business Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D. 1992
  • Oberlin College, B.A. 1988, with high honors in Philosophy
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America
  • Listed in Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • American Bar Association (Litigation and Intellectual Property Sections)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (Electronic and Computer Law Committee)
  • Vermont Bar Association (Chair, Intellectual Property Section, 2005-present)
  • Vermont Trial Lawyers Association
  • New York State Bar Association (Commercial and Federal Litigation Section)
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association (Vice Chair, Internet Law Committee, 1997-2000)
  • NITA Advocate, National Institute for Trial Advocacy
Bar Admissions
  • New York (1993)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (1993)
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York (1993)
  • Vermont (2000)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Vermont (2000)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (2002)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York (2006)
Selected Cases
  • Brady v. Lynes, 2008 WL 2276518 (S.D.N.Y. June 2, 2008) (art fraud)
  • De Beers LV Trademark Ltd. v. DeBeers Diamond Syndicate, Inc., 440 F.Supp.2d 249 (S.D.N.Y. 2006) (trademark infringement)
  • Anichini, Inc. v. Campbell, 2005 WL 2464191 (D. Vt. 2005) (copyright infringement)
  • The Vermont Country Store, Inc. v. Nelson, 1:05-CV-63 (D. Vt. 2005) (trademark infringement and cybersquatting)
  • Independent Wireless One v. Town of Charlotte, 242 F. Supp. 2d 409 (D. Vt. 2003) (telecommunications act violation)
  • Lynx Ventures, LLC v. Miller, 45 Fed. Appx. 68 (2d Cir. 2003) (copyright infringement)
  • Lazard Freres & Co. v. Protective Life Ins. Co., 108 F.3d 1531 (2d Cir. 1997) (business dispute)
Personal Interests
Mr. Manitsky enjoys composing music and playing keyboards. He is also a Board Member of his local Little League, and designed and administers its website, He lives in South Burlington, Vermont with his wife and son.