Wendi Opper Uzar


Wendi Opper Uzar is a Partner in the Firm’s Intellectual Property Group.

She is an experienced intellectual property attorney, covering prosecution, licensing, and litigation with concern to patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Her practice focuses on obtaining, protecting, and enforcing the intellectual property rights of her clients.

Wendi has experience with all aspects of patent prosecution and counseling. In addition, she has handled numerous litigations before the federal courts and Opposition and Cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Wendi has extensive experience in transferring intellectual property rights through the sale of a business, merger, or license agreement and the associated due diligence and opinion work. Wendi counsels clients by providing opinions relating to patentability, infringement, freedom to operate, and trademark clearance.

Clients in a variety of industries rely on Wendi’s counsel, including entertainment, fashion, luxury goods, furniture, electrical components, lighting products, merchandising, beauty, food, pet products, software, mobile applications, toys, novelty products, jewelry, fabric design, clothing, outsourcing, writing instruments, and industrial equipment.

Wendi is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

Wendi received her J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2005 with a concentration in Intellectual Property Law, where she was Patent Chair of the Intellectual Property Society. She received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University in Saint Louis in 2002.

Prior to joining Riker Danzig, Wendi was an Associate at Gottlieb, Rackman & Reisman, P.C., in New York.

Areas of Emphasis


Commercial Litigation

Computer and Internet Law



Bar Admissions

New Jersey

New York

United States District Court, District of New Jersey

United States District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

United States Patent and Trademark Office


Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 2005

Washington University in Saint Louis, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 2002

Professional Activities

Master, John C. Lifland Inn of Court for Intellectual Property

Member, International Trademark Association

Member, New Jersey Women Lawyers Association

Chair, Washington University Alumni and Parents Admissions Program for Northern New Jersey

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