Mr. Richard A. Gottlieb

New York , New York

General Specialty

Child Products (Toys)
Intellectual Property
Labels & Warnings
Patent Infringement
Trade Secrets

Specialty Focus

Child Products (Toys)
Design and Manufacturing
Entertainment and Media
Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property Accident Prevention & Safety Warnings
IP Infringement
IP License
Labels and Warnings
Mergers and Acquisitions
Product Development
Product Liability
Product Licensing
Supply Chain
Trade dress
Trade Secret
Trade Secrets

Primary Areas of Expertise

Child Products and Toys

Intellectual Property & Patents

Accident Prevention & Safety Warnings

Richard Gottlieb is the CEO of Global Toy Experts, a toy industry consultancy. He is also the publisher of Global Toy News, a magazine that focuses on the business of play. Richard Gottlieb has been consulting to the U.S. and global toy industries since 1994.

He has represented leading toy companies, including Hasbro, D.C. Comics, Radio Flyer, Warner Brothers, Rubik’s Cube, Zuru, Rose Art, and Rockstar Games. Richard co-produces the annual Toy Talks Forum in Shenzhen China and has spoken at toy industry events in Sao Paulo, Brazil; Hong Kong; Shanghai, China, Guangzhou, China, Nuremberg, Germany, Copenhagen, Denmark; Zagreb, Croatia; New York; Los Angeles; and Chicago.

Richard has written numerous articles for his magazine, Global Toy News as well as for other toy publications in the U.S. and abroad. Due to his experience and expertise in the toy industry, he has been interviewed by hundreds of global media outlets, including ABC News, CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, and Newsweek, regarding toy industry issues. (Examples of my interviews can be found at Global Toy Experts Interviews.

Richard appeared in the History Channel documentary, “Christmas Through the Decades 1960s” and “Christmas Through the Decades 1970s” as well as in “A Lego Brickumentary.”

Richard has an MBA in Global Management and is a voting member of the National Toy Hall of Fame Selection Committee.



BA, University of Richmond;
MBA, Phoenix University


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