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As a forward-thinking and client-oriented law firm, Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla is continually seeking out new talent to join our team. We look for team players possessing the ability to work individually and as a part of our departmental teams.

If interested, we encourage you to submit a cover letter and resume directly to James D'Arcy, via email to or via fax to (732) 224-6599.

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    Kurt E. Anderson

    Kurt's practice focuses on technology and intellectual property. He counsels clients in the following areas: 

    • Licensing and US and international transactional matters (e.g., development agreements, supply and distribution agreements, independent contractor agreements and professional service agreements) in a variety of industries including software, SaaS, open source, pharmaceutical and consumer goods.
    • Trademark and copyright registration and enforcement.
    • Trade secret protection and enforcement.

    In the area of business and banking law, Kurt counsels start ups and closely held small to medium sized companies regarding a variety of general corporate matters, including business entity formation, financing deals, merger and acquisition transactions and employment matters.

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    Practice Areas
    Practice Focus
    • Business Law
    • Trademark and Copyright Law
    • Licensing
    • Commercial Lending
    Professional Activities
    • Member, Board of Directors, YMCA of Greater Monmouth County
    • International Trademark Association
      • Unfair Competition Committee:
        • Chair, 2024-2025
        • Vice Chair, 2022-2023
        • Policy Subcommittee Chair, 2020-2021
        • Remedies Working Group, Model Law Guidelines Subcommittee, Task Force Leader, 2018-2019
      • Enforcement Committee:
        • Pretext Investigation Working Group, Judicial Administration and Trademark Litigation Subcommittee, Task Force Leader 2016-2017
        • Trade Names Subcommittee, Member, 2014-2015
      • Internet Committee:
        • Keyword Working Group, Online Use Subcommittee, Task Force Leader, 2012-2013
        • Keyword Working Group, Online Use Subcommittee, Member, 2010-2013
    • Licensing Executive Society
    • Member, Software Committee of the High Tech Sector
    • TechUnited New Jersey (formerly known as New Jersey Technology Council)
    • New Jersey State Bar Association, Internet and Computer Law Special Committee and Intellectual Property Special Committee
    • Member, New York State Bar Association
    • New Jersey
    • New York
    • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
    • Rutgers University School of Law - Camden, J.D. (1988)Tax Honors with Distinction
    • Colgate University, B.A. (1985)
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    Press Mentions
    • "Google vs. Rosetta Stone" presented at the 2011 Half-Day Trademark CLE Program for the New York Intellectual Property Law Association, June 14, 2011
    • "Fundamentals of Trademark Law," presented to Amper, Politziner & Mattia, May 4, 2007
    • "Fundamentals of Trademark Law," presented to Commerce Bank, October 5, 2006
    • "Fundamentals of Trademark Law," presented to Wachovia Bank, September 19, 2006
    • "Fundamentals of Trademark Law," presented to JH Cohn, July 26, 2006
    • "Fundamentals of Trademark Law," presented to WithumSmith + Brown, July 25, 2006
    • "Fundamentals of Trademark Law," presented to Cowan, Gunteski, June 27, 2006
    • "Choosing, Using and not Losing Your Product Name or Trademark," Sponsored by the Eatontown Industrial Park Association, October 14, 2003