Ru Hochen - Romano Law

Ru Hochen

Graduate Law Clerk

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Law School

Brooklyn Law School, cum laude


National Taiwan University

Originally from Taiwan, Ru joined Romano Law as a Spring Extern in 2022 and returned as a Graduate Law Clerk in the fall of 2022.  In her capacity, Ru primarily works on transactional matters involving corporate law and intellectual property.  Before joining Romano Law, Ru had interned with the Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy Clinic and a government’s IT department, gaining experience in tech law and data privacy issues.

Ru is a J.D. graduate, cum laude, of Brooklyn Law School, where she earned a Certificate in Intellectual Property, Media, and Information Law.  While in law school, she was an Executive Articles Editor of the Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law, and she served as the VP of Pro Bono and Public Relations of the Asian-Pacific American Law Students Association.  In addition to school activities, Ru enjoys delving into Internet and privacy-related issues. She holds a CIPP/US certification in U.S. privacy law and is currently a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Prior to going into the legal profession, Ru worked in the sportscasting industry and had two years of experience in movie subtitles translation.  She earned her undergraduate degree from National Taiwan University in Foreign Languages and Literatures.

In her free time, Ru enjoys going for a run in the park, traveling, watching soccer and volleyball games, and trying different cuisines, and new recipes.

Blog Entries

  • Should You Trademark Your Business Name or Your Logo?

    Updated: September 20, 2022 The short answer in most cases is both. As a business owner, you may be looking to strengthen the protection of your brand – but you may not know the difference between trademark protection for your business name and your logo.  Should you trademark your business name and logo?  Business owners may

  • Attacking Illegal Streaming Under the Protecting Lawful Streaming Act

    Streaming services have exploded over the last few years, but their popularity has also led to a rise in copyright infringement crimes, also referred to as piracy.  It is estimated that 1 out of 5 US households uses an illegal pirate website or subscription network to stream content without paying the copyright owner for it.  A

  • Can Someone Use Your Trademark Without Permission Under the Fair Use Doctrine?

    If you have invested in building and marketing your brand, you do not want others to be able to use and profit from your work.  Trademark law provides important protections to brands.  Generally, third parties cannot use a trademark without the owner’s permission (such as obtaining a trademark license).  However, not every unauthorized use constitutes trademark infringement.  In

  • Does Your Business Need Terms of Service and a Privacy Policy?

    Visit most websites and you are likely to see in the page footer mention of a privacy policy and terms of service (also known as “terms and conditions,” “terms of use” or simply “terms”).  These statements may also appear when you are registering for an online account, accessing restricted content, purchasing goods or services online, or

  • Keep It Confidential! New York Non-Disclosure Agreements

    Whether they call it a “Confidentiality Agreement” or a “Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA),” many New Yorkers begin their business deals with a contract governing the sensitive information that they might exchange with one another.  Employers hiring or firing employees, tech companies with trade secrets and parties exploring a potential business relationship all routinely find themselves in need of a well-drafted NDA. Although NDAs are often

  • Why Get a Federal Trademark Registration?

    Trademarks, and the rights of trademark holders, are commonly misunderstood.  Many business owners want to know the advantages of federally registering a mark. What Is a Trademark? A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol or design (or a combination of those things) that identifies and distinguishes the source of certain goods or services.  Essentially, a trademark is used to

  • Step Up Your Startup: Critical Employment Contracts to Keep In Mind As You Grow Your Business

    Starting or growing your own company can be exciting, but it’s critical to have certain agreements in place to protect yourself and your business. When welcoming new staff on board, whether it’s the first person you’re hiring or if you’re bringing them onto an already established team, it’s important to have specific documents prepared.  Here’s how