Robert Peverada is Of Counsel in the New York office of Ladas & Parry. Robert graduated from Stone Hill College with a B.A. in English and went on to receive a Jurist Doctorate from the Columbus School of Law, the Catholic University of America. He began his work at the USPTO, as a Trademark Examiner, handling a variety of classes of goods and services, including certification marks. While at the USPTO, Robert was the President of the Trademark Society, and chaired the Trademark Society Lecture series. Robert was formerly in-house counsel with Merck & Co, Inc. where he was an Assistant Counsel for Trademarks and Copyrights and headed the Landlord Tenancy Group of Merck’s Pro Bono Program, as well overseeing the Trademark and Copyright section of the Street Law program. Robert then went to practice intellectual property law at Ladas & Parry LLP where he specialized in the prosecution of US trademarks.