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Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Copyright — New York


Baker & Hostetler LLP - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Comes recommended for its substantial knowledge in the trademarks and copyrights sphere. Routinely sought after for its capabilities counseling on portfolio matters, handling enforcement issues and trial work.

Strengths Clients note the team's "very precise, very strategic" mode of operating, with one interviewee saying that "they're efficient and they make my job easier."

"The IP team provides a seamless client service," according to impressed interviewees, who "rate the firm for the focused advice which is delivered at competitive fee levels."

Work highlights Continued to carry out clearance, enforcement and prosecution action for Lollytog's range of trademarks.

Handled transactional, enforcement and complex application prosecution before the USPTO for Sony.

Significant clients R2G, Healthtex Apparel, Schott Brothers, TuneSat.

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Red Horowitz is "a seasoned hand" with a trademark practice covering domain name disputes, anticounterfeiting and proceedings before the USPTO. Clients praise him as "an experienced and efficient operator who gets to the nub of a problem, immediately providing coherent strategic advice."

Benjamin Hsing litigates on technology and life sciences matters for clients, with a particular focus on Hatch-Waxman proceedings.

Oren Warshavsky is a "very intelligent and thorough" attorney who is particularly praised for his work on copyrights. Interviewees comment: "He parses things in a very refined way and manages to be five steps ahead of the problem."

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Baker McKenzie - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Provides a comprehensive copyright and trademark service with a particular focus on strategy counseling, prosecution work and enforcement actions. Also offers advice on licensing and franchising disputes as well as providing due diligence support on commercial transactions and protecting against online infringements. Significant international presence allows the team to offer comprehensive cross-border support.

Strengths "They combine high IP expertise with a naturally multijurisdictional outlook, a user-friendly approach to legal services and a wide global footprint."

The team "features modern, down-to-earth lawyers who are technically strong but highly pragmatic."

Work highlights Provided counsel, including on prosecution and enforcement actions, for Lumileds on its global trademark and design portfolio.

Acted for Moët-Hennessy on a potential trademark infringement and dilution case as well as advising it on general design and patent portfolio issues.

Significant clients Earl Enterprises, Unilever, Brooks Brothers, The Body Shop, Coach.

Notable practitioners

Pamela Church leads the firm's New York IP practice. She brings "a very business-minded approach" to a practice covering the IP aspects of joint ventures, business reorganization and licensing and franchises. Clients praise her "smart" and "practical" approach.

Lisa Rosaya is "experienced and knowledgeable in all aspects of trademark law." Commentators highlight her as being "particularly assured in advising on IP disputes and enforcement issues."

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Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Highly respected boutique particularly proficient in handling copyright and trademark litigation, but also known for its high-quality advice on portfolio management and on IP issues concerning transactions. Sources highlight the group's expert knowledge of the publishing industry.

Strengths Sources note the firm's "great reputation in copyright and trademark" and praise it as a "preeminent IP boutique in the city."

Notable practitioners

"Dean of the copyright Bar" Richard Dannay is praised as being "just extremely smart and thoughtful about the issues" by impressed commentators. He is active in privacy and trademark matters as well as being "a real expert in copyright."

Christopher Jensen litigates on a range of commercial and IP matters including those in the publishing, pharmaceutical and media and entertainment sectors.

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Davis & Gilbert LLP - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Expertly handles the full range of trademark, copyright and false advertising matters, drawing upon established strength in marketing and communications matters. Possesses substantial experience working with high-profile clients in television, film and publishing on litigation, enforcement actions and strategic counseling.

Strengths Sources praise the firm's "stellar" client service in conjunction with its "coordinated and thorough work ethic and targeted expertise."

Sources say: "They use their extensive industry knowledge to advise and protect," adding that the attorneys "cut to the chase and give you practical advice."

Work highlights Advised the estate of David Bowie on changes to the singer's sound and vision trademark and copyright rights. The firm continues to advise the estate on such issues following the artist's death.

Represented BattleFrog against accusations by ModTruss that the construction beams used in its obstacle races infringed ModTruss's patent and trade dress.

Significant clients Princeton University, The Dr. Oz Show, Kickstarter, Sony Computer Entertainment, Vizio.

Notable practitioners

Jeffrey Katz is characterized by one client as "a fine attorney who gracefully manages all of our trademark compliance needs." He advises on a wide range of issues including enforcement proceedings, registration and corporate diligence. Commentators highlight his "good ability to weigh risks and give practical advice."

"Exceptionally talented lawyer" Marc Rachman is looked to by clients for his "sound, practical legal advice" on copyright and trademark issues including false advertising, domain name disputes and trade secrets. He is admired as an "incredibly responsive, incredibly calm and even-keeled" adviser.

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Davis Wright Tremaine LLP - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Expertly handles the full range of trademark, copyright and false advertising matters. Possesses substantial experience working with high-profile clients in television, film and publishing on litigation, enforcement actions and strategic counseling. Anticounterfeiting continues to be an area of significant focus.

Strengths Interviewees describe the team as "smart, creative, efficient and oriented to the needs of their clients' business."

"They are so responsive and so on top of things. Their expertise and knowledge is unsurpassed. For what they do for us we could not get better service or quality of work."

Work highlights Acted for the DISH Network, China Central Television, China International Communications and TVB Holdings in a copyright infringement case concerning the use of digital technology to illegally stream Chinese-language television content within the USA.

Defended Justin Timberlake, Tennman Productions, Tennman Tunes and Sony Music against allegations that the song 'Damn Girl' infringed the composition rights of the song 'A New Day Is Here At Last.'

Significant clients Live Nation Entertainment, HBO, VF Corp, Kate Spade, Monster Energy.

Notable practitioners

Marcia Paul is a "terrific" attorney who works on trademark and copyright matters in both a litigation and counseling capacity. Her strength in negotiation and commitment to her clients are noted by commentators.

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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Possesses deep expertise in trademarks across a range of industries which is complemented by renowned work in copyrights and domain name matters. Engaged by globally recognized brands and individuals to protect popular trademarks and copyrights in high-stakes litigation. Also routinely advises on the commercializing of IP.

Strengths Clients praise the team as a "very experienced" group that "provides straightforward advice," and also note that "they have much insight into our industry and our business."

One would be "hard-pressed to find a more hard-working and responsive team," interviewees enthuse, adding that the attorneys are "so strong that clients benefit from the glow of their reputation."

Work highlights Represented Havana Club Holdings and Cubaexport in a long-running dispute over ownership of the Havana Club trademark. The team successfully obtained a renewal of the trademark in the USPTO this year.

Acted for Princeton Vanguard in the successful overturning of the TTAB cancellation of the Pretzel Crisps trademark registration.

Significant clients Merck, National Football League, GlaxoSmithKline, Rimini Street, American Express.

Notable practitioners

The "preeminent" David Bernstein is praised as "an excellent litigator with a lot of experience who offers very smart advice and solutions." He remains much-vaunted for his trademark practice. Sources say: "He is a great thinker, strategist, business adviser and, when necessary, the best litigator out there, bar none."

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Dorsey & Whitney LLP - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Diverse practice representing a number of global brands in copyright, trademarks and transactional matters. Provides adept counsel on litigation and portfolio management issues. Also maintains expertise in false advertising, trade dress and unfair competition matters, among other areas.

Strengths Clients highlight the firm's "attention to detail and the level of experience in understanding how the USPTO works," noting also that "everything goes smoothly when we work with them."

The "well organized" firm is appreciated for the way in which it is able to "offer practical solutions" which are "very commercially focused."

Work highlights Acting for the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) in a dispute with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey over the latter's use of the 'World Trade Center' mark without the WTCA's consent.

Represented Procter & Gamble in the protection of its 'Head & Shoulders' trade dress as well as working with the company on the protection of other copyrights and marks in the USA.

Significant clients Dow Jones, Atari Interactive, Jaguar Land Rover, Boston Beer Company, GlaxoSmithKline.

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Sandra Edelman is a "wonderful, wonderful lawyer" who brings "great experience in marketing and advertising," as well as being "really deep in trademarks." Interviewees say: "She is a wonderful mediator who has a great style about her and is very successful at helping settle cases."

The "very smart" Bruce Ewing is praised as a "really professional, really hard-working" attorney by numerous impressed peers. He works on infringement, dilution and counterfeiting matters, among others.

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Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Well-regarded trademark and copyright specialists with wide-ranging experience representing clients in the fashion, entertainment and media spaces. Regularly engaged to advise high-profile clients on brand management, and IP issues relating to commercial transactions and litigation. Recently expanded capabilities in enforcement and prosecution to bolster the firm's full-service offering.

Strengths "They're fantastic, absolutely fantastic," enthuse clients, who say that "the quality of work is outstanding" and especially appreciate how "they get it from a business and industry perspective."

Interviewees highlight the "great group" of lawyers who "are very practical and down-to-earth on top of being very knowledgeable."

Significant clients Pernod-Ricard, National Hockey League, Scholastic, JetBlue Airways, AXA.

Notable practitioners

Edward Rosenthal is praised as a "smart, very practical and pragmatic" attorney who is particularly "good at balancing between the right aggressive approach and not being blindly aggressive." He also has a "keen eye for the push and pull between business and legal."

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We have handled many of the seminal intellectual property transactions and litigations in the publishing, marketing, licensing, and new technology fields. Our clients often own or seek intellectual property rights, and our special expertise in the global intellectual property arena helps them succeed.

OUR CLIENTS

We serve a wide range of entertainment companies, performers, writers, fashion models, artists, and celebrities. We also represent major consumer products companies and other corporate brands, advertising and marketing firms, and software, eCommerce, telecommunications, and other technology businesses.

CLIENT BENEFITS

We are special intellectual property counsel to major corporations and individual creators, helping clients capitalize on their intellectual property rights in and across all media.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Our Intellectual Property Group attorneys are members of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A., the International Trademark Association, and major bar associations. We are frequent speakers on licensing topics, and have participated in the Licensing International conference. We have appeared on MSNBC, CNN, and National Public Radio, and published articles in the Journal of Internet Law, World eBusiness Law Report, The Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal, Advertising Age, eDesign Magazine, and other trade publications. Law360 included Frankfurt Kurnit in its list of the 100 firms with the most IP partners.

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Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu PC - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Stalwart IP boutique excelling in a number of areas including anticounterfeiting, trademarks and copyrights. Also retains particularly notable strength in the protection of design rights, with a recognized capacity to prosecute, maintain and enforce its clients' IP rights. Experienced in online issues including domain name disputes.

Strengths Interviewees declare that "they really are experts," as well as "great listeners" with whom "you can pick up the phone and get a straight answer."

Work highlights Acted for The Gap in a case against Hoop Culture regarding the use of the phrase 'Eat Sleep Ball.' The team successfully had Hoop Culture's preliminary injunction denied.

Continued to represent Fatboy in design patent infringement and unfair competition cases against various entities for selling allegedly copycat inflatable loungers.

Significant clients Tiffany & Co., Honeywell International, Ann Inc., Colgate-Palmolive, Vevo.

Notable practitioners

The "very accomplished" Susan Upton Douglass is praised as a "terrific" attorney for her work representing clients before the USPTO and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), as well as her handling of complex licensing and merchandising agreements. She is also experienced in assisting clients with their broader trademark strategies.

James Weinberger litigates across the trademark and copyright spectrum and is experienced in unfair competition, false advertising and internet issues. He is active in a number of sectors including pharmaceuticals, food and beverages and film and music.

Richard Lehv is "well known and respected" for his representation of clients at the district and federal court levels in trademark, copyright, false advertising and unfair competition cases.

Roger Zissu enjoys "a lot of respect" in the industry for his long experience and extensive knowledge of copyright matters in particular, having worked on a wide range of matters including those in the film and television, publishing and art sectors.

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Jenner & Block LLP - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Stands out for its track record in copyright law. Possesses substantial experience working with household names in media and entertainment, particularly the music industry, and is routinely retained to counsel on matters with industry-wide implications.

Strengths Interviewees say that "they have done an enormous amount of music litigation" and add that "they're in a lot of really prominent matters."

Sources comment on the team's strength in the area, saying: "The team there is deep and solid."

Work highlights Acted for EMI in a successful federal jury trial which found MP3tunes guilty of more than 2,000 cases of copyright infringement.

Represented Jay-Z in a case concerning a sample in hit song 'Big Pimpin,' with the judge finding that plaintiff Osama Ahmed Fahmy did not have the standing to pursue his claim.

Significant clients NBCUniversal, Estate of Elaine Steinbeck, Warner Bros., Viacom, Saatchi & Saatchi.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Bart is particularly known for his work on trademark, copyright and contractual issues for clients in the entertainment sector, particularly music.

Susan Kohlmann works on a variety of complex IP in the trademark and copyright space, offering advisory counsel as well as representation in district, federal and appellate courts.

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Kelley Drye & Warren LLP - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Prominent copyright and trademark practice group representing globally recognized clients in a range of industries including retail and fashion. Anticounterfeiting actions and portfolio management represent core focuses of the practice.

Strengths The lawyers are "great litigators" and "really hard-working people," according to interviewees, who describe how they "spend innumerable nights on the case" and are "very prepared for depositions, trials and hearings."

Clients are pleased with the team's performance, saying: "They are very practical and very responsive."

Work highlights Defended WME | IMG in a case brought to prevent the agency's use of the NEW YORK FASHION WEEK and NYFW marks. The preliminary injunction was successfully denied and the plaintiff withdrew its claim.

Continued to act for Bacardi on trademark and copyright matters, including challenging the recent renewal of Cubaexport's registration for the HAVANA CLUB trademark in the USA.

Significant clients Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Avon Products, Foot Locker, Mansur Gavriel.

Notable practitioners

Andrea Calvaruso is praised as "both a technical expert and a very pragmatic counselor" by commentators, who also describe her as "an expert in IP" in issues such as domestic and international filings, enforcing property rights and licensing.

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Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Full-service practice group with notable experience in protecting and enforcing copyright, trademarks and trade dress rights. Clients include global brands and technology companies.

Work highlights Assisted Energizer when advertising for the company's new EcoAdvanced battery was challenged by the National Advertising Division. The team successfully persuaded the regulator that there were no unsubstantiated claims in the advertising.

Advised Expedia on the IP aspects of its $3.9 billion acquisition of HomeAway.

Significant clients Poarch Band of Creek Indians, Big Apple Performing Arts, philosophy, Industria de Diseño Textil, American Eagle Outfitters.

Notable practitioners

The "fabulous" Joseph Petersen is a trademark and copyright litigator whose practice is concentrated on technology and new business model issues. He is praised as "a great strategist," a "great writer" and "very succinct in the way he dissects problems."

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Outstanding patent team recognized for its representation of prominent life sciences and electronics clients in high-profile patent litigation. Also possesses a leading IPR and PTAB practice. Maintains an excellent non-patent group, with substantial expertise in areas including trade dress, trademarks and false advertising matters.

Strengths Clients particularly praise the firm's top-flight patent litigation capacity, saying: "We rely on them for heavyweight matters."

One source lightheartedly acknowledges the depth of the team's skill, noting: "That team is really impressive - and really nice people, I must say. Not arrogant, when they certainly could be!"

Work highlights Acted for Accenture in making changes to its international branding following the company's disassociation from Tiger Woods. The firm also handles worldwide trademark enforcement for the group.

Represented Samsung against claims of patent infringement brought by Nvidia. The jury found in Samsung's favor on all of the three patents asserted by Nvidia.

Significant clients Cisco, GlaxoSmithKline, Intel, Nike/Converse, Facebook.

Notable practitioners

The "terrific" Leora Ben-Ami is particularly noted for her work on pharmaceutical and biotechnology matters, where she is noted for her "outstanding" skill in the courtroom. She also works on issues in the mechanical devices and electronics sectors.

Dale Cendali is "up there among the top tier of bet-the-ranch litigators," according to impressed sources. She is particularly appreciated for how she is "comfortable in both the trademark and copyright worlds." She successfully acted for Fox News Network on copyright infringement lawsuit brought against TVEyes.

Gregory Arovas litigates on a wide range of patent and trade secret cases, with particular experience working for hi-tech clients in the computer, medical devices and software and communications sectors.

Claudia Ray is a "fabulous" attorney who works on cases for clients in the financial services, technology and entertainment and media sectors, among others. She advises on IP strategy and portfolio management as well as litigation matters.

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Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Draws acclaim for its strong offering across the patent, trademark and copyright spaces. Possesses strength and depth in a number of areas including pharmaceuticals and biosimilars. Continues to excel in false advertising and Lanham Act matters.

Strengths Clients praise the "efficient" and "effective" firm for how "they manage a lean team" and "know how to identify the issues and streamline the case."

Work highlights Represented Janssen Biotech and New York University in one of the first cases affected by the new legislation regarding biosimilars. The case alleged infringement against Celltrion and Hospira following their attempts to market a biosimilar of Remicade.

Acted for Living Essentials in the enforcement of its 5-hour ENERGY brand shots trademark, shutting down a counterfeit manufacturer and obtaining statutory damages of $20 million.

Significant clients Dow Jones, S&P Global, Time Warner Cable, Fleischer Studios, LifeScan.

Notable practitioners

"Really, really excellent lawyer" Gregory Diskant is "absolutely the real deal," according to sources, who highlight his "high-class" litigation practice. He works in sectors including biotechnology, media and entertainment and financial services.

Geoffrey Potter is "one of the leading lawyers in anticounterfeiting," according to clients, who say that he is "tenacious" and "brilliant." He is also praised for being "able to think outside the box" and for being "a lawyer who genuinely looks out for his client's best interests."

William Cavanaugh is a "really excellent lawyer" whose IP litigation practice also includes significant antitrust and commercial aspects. He represents pharmaceutical, software and medical device clients.

The "extremely smart" Robert LoBue is an experienced litigator whose longstanding IP practice is complemented by notable antitrust and First Amendment work. One commentator describes him as "the exact type of lawyer that in-house counsel need. He gives real-world advice, not some academic exercise."

Lewis Popovski litigates a range of technology patent matters including those involving microprocessors, optical communication devices and mechanical systems. Interviewees describe him as one who "works hard, digs in" and "exhibits the ability to handle pressure and obstacles with extreme ease."

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Paul Hastings LLP - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Comes recommended for a deep knowledge of the pharmaceutical and wider life sciences sector. Particularly recognized for its Hatch-Waxman expertise. Especially highly regarded for its experience in post-grant proceedings, appearing routinely in inter partes reviews and covered business method matters. Also enjoys a fine track record for its work in trademark and copyright disputes.

Strengths Commentators praise this "excellent group" with "quality lawyers," particularly noting their "very good foothold in the pharmaceutical space."

Work highlights Acted for the Helsinn Group against attempts to invalidate one of its patents by Dr. Reddy's Laboratories (DRL). DRL alleged the patent's invalidity was obvious based on numerous pieces of prior art and for lack of written description and an on-sale bar; both petitions were denied by the Patent Office.

Represented Amgen in a breach of contract suit that ultimately resulted Pfizer withdrawing the charges it brought against Amgen concerning its Prolia and Xgeva products.

Significant clients Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, Eli Lilly, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Boehringer Ingelheim, Valeant International.

Notable practitioners

The "excellent" Joseph O'Malley is highly rated for his work on complex IP issues in the life sciences space, where interviewees describe him as "a good strategic thinker." Sources say: "He is good at getting the big picture of litigations, including the business and political aspects."

Bruce Wexler is "very, very talented and a very bright guy" who is praised by sources for the way in which he "comes up with creative and effective solutions to situations." He represents pharmaceutical companies in high-stakes litigation, where "he not only thinks of the grand design but is also very good tactically."

Victoria Cundiff is described by one interviewee as "one of the more accomplished attorneys I know in the trade secrets space." She is experienced at negotiating issues related to both IP and employment law.

Gerald Flattmann is a "terrific" attorney who works on a wide range of patent IP issues including litigation, licensing and counseling, with a particular focus on pharmaceutical and biotechnology matters.

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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Robust patent team with an excellent reputation for handling complex litigation in the life sciences and biotechnology sector. Particular strength in prescription drug issues means that it is well placed to lead on developments in biologics. Also highly regarded for copyright and trademark work for entertainment, fashion and food and beverage sector clients.

Work highlights Represented Amgen in a case against Sandoz claiming patent infringement following Sandoz's release of Zarxio, a biosimilar version of Amgen's Neupogen.

Defended LED supplier Nichia against an allegation of patent infringement by Bluestone, obtaining a dismissal with prejudice of Bluestone's case.

Represented Barefoot Contessa Pantry and Ina Garten in a trade dress infringement suit against frozen food distributor Red Chamber. The case successfully barred the use of Barefoot Contessa's IP.

Significant clients Biogen, Genentech, Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Michael Kors, Harlequin Enterprises.

Notable practitioners

Nicholas Groombridge is praised as a "great lawyer" who brings the experience of a "fabulous career" to bear during his representations in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology space. He is also active on consumer electronics, automotive and software matters.

Catherine Nyarady is hailed by sources as "one of the smartest lawyers I know," as well as being appreciated for being "just a very straight-ahead person." She works on a broad array of technology issues, including for clients in the medical devices sector.

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Proskauer Rose LLP - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Highly reputable litigation group, engaged by a distinguished roster of clients in the sports, music and entertainment arenas. Continues to be particularly highly regarded for its work in music copyright infringement cases, as well as being active in consumer products and food and beverage matters.

Work highlights Represented Diageo in a successful trademark infringement and dilution action against Mexcor, the court finding that Mexcor's Crown Club brand did infringe Diageo's Crown Royal mark.

Acted for Madonna, Warner Bros. Records and WB Music against claims that the song 'Vogue' violated copyright in its sampling of 'Love Break' by the Salsoul Orchestra. The team successfully obtained an affirmation of a previous district judge's ruling.

Significant clients Green Dot Corporation, Henry Schein, S&P Global, Lady Gaga, Sony Music Entertainment.

Notable practitioners

Brendan O'Rourke's extensive experience working on trademark, false advertising and copyright cases has made him "a fixture on the scene," according to interviewees. His strength in litigation and courtroom results continue to impress.

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Pryor Cashman LLP - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Well known for representing high-profile clients in the world of music and entertainment, often acting for artists and record labels. Possesses strong digital rights expertise and routinely engaged to advise on online rights enforcement. Has a growing reputation for work involving virtual currencies and other financial technologies.

Strengths For clients, "what sets the firm apart is the value they bring beyond the transactions," and it is appreciatively noted how "the attorneys are forthcoming and generous with business advice."

"The team is strong in entertainment, deal-making and counseling contexts."

Work highlights Represented Kanye West in a trademark infringement suit brought against the musician over his involvement in a film called 'Loisaidas.' The team obtained a dismissal of the suit.

Advised Honda in a trademark infringement case regarding an entity seeking to register the mark 'LEGENDAERO.' TTAB ruled in Honda's favor, deciding that it was too similar to Honda's existing 'AERO' and 'SHADOW AERO' marks.

Significant clients The National Music Publishers Association, Beyoncé Knowles, Warner Music, Sony ATV, Jay-Z.

Notable practitioners

Brad Rose is praised as an "effective litigator" by sources, and is recognized as a particularly strong practitioner in the music and entertainment, fashion and digital media sectors.

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP - Intellectual Property

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Skilled trial lawyers specializing in copyright and trademark disputes. Frequently retained by globally recognized names in publishing, music and entertainment. Acts on cutting-edge digital trademark and counterfeiting cases. Also noted for its expertise in complex life sciences patent disputes.

Strengths Interviewees declare themselves "very pleased with the level of professionalism, guidance and advice which they've provided over the years."

Sources laud the team, saying that "they set the standard" with "fantastic advice" on music industry matters.

Work highlights Represented AliBaba in a trademark infringement suit brought by a group of luxury brands including Gucci, Bottega Veneta and Yves Saint Laurent. The case is important as it will help determine the liability of e-retailers for counterfeit products sold on their platforms.

Successfully argued a royalty rate case for Pandora Media before the Copyright Royalty Board. The decision will be appealed by the record industry.

Significant clients Sirius XM, eBay, Facebook, Television Music License Committee, S&P Global.

Notable practitioners

Bruce Rich is "extremely bright, extremely confident and extremely articulate," according to admiring commentators, one of whom declares: "He's so good it makes me mad!" Clients applaud his "breadth of vision" and the way in which he "makes connections that other people don't bother to between topics of law, business issues, people – it's remarkable."

Elizabeth Weiswasser impresses clients with her "command of the subject matter" coupled with "outstanding communication skills." Her "top-notch client service" is also praised, with sources describing her as "a delightful person to work with."

Benjamin Marks brings "an incredible depth of knowledge," as well as being "incredibly responsive" to his clients. Also highlighted is the "fantastic relationship" that he develops with his clients.

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Senior Statesmen

Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman

From the Chambers USA guide

"Dean of the copyright Bar" Richard Dannay is praised as being "just extremely smart and thoughtful about the issues" by impressed commentators. He is active in privacy and trademark matters as well as being "a real expert in copyright."

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Senior Statesmen

Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Roger Zissu enjoys "a lot of respect" in the industry for his long experience and extensive knowledge of copyright matters in particular, having worked on a wide range of matters including those in the film and television, publishing and art sectors.

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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "preeminent" David Bernstein is praised as "an excellent litigator with a lot of experience who offers very smart advice and solutions." He remains much-vaunted for his trademark practice. Sources say: "He is a great thinker, strategist, business adviser and, when necessary, the best litigator out there, bar none."

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Dale Cendali is "up there among the top tier of bet-the-ranch litigators," according to impressed sources. She is particularly appreciated for how she is "comfortable in both the trademark and copyright worlds." She successfully acted for Fox News Network on copyright infringement lawsuit brought against TVEyes.

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Bruce Rich is "extremely bright, extremely confident and extremely articulate," according to admiring commentators, one of whom declares: "He's so good it makes me mad!" Clients applaud his "breadth of vision" and the way in which he "makes connections that other people don't bother to between topics of law, business issues, people – it's remarkable."

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Susan Upton Douglass

Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu PC

From the Chambers USA guide

The "very accomplished" Susan Upton Douglass is praised as a "terrific" attorney for her work representing clients before the USPTO and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), as well as her handling of complex licensing and merchandising agreements. She is also experienced in assisting clients with their broader trademark strategies.

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Proskauer Rose LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Brendan O'Rourke's extensive experience working on trademark, false advertising and copyright cases has made him "a fixture on the scene," according to interviewees. His strength in litigation and courtroom results continue to impress.

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Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Marcia Paul is a "terrific" attorney who works on trademark and copyright matters in both a litigation and counseling capacity. Her strength in negotiation and commitment to her clients are noted by commentators.

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Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Raskopf is highly regarded for his work litigating trademark and copyright issues for clients in the sports, media and entertainment fields. He covers issues including trademark dilution, trade secret and trade dress matters in district and federal courts.

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Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers USA guide

Lisa Rosaya is "experienced and knowledgeable in all aspects of trademark law." Commentators highlight her as being "particularly assured in advising on IP disputes and enforcement issues."

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Jenner & Block LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Andrew Bart is particularly known for his work on trademark, copyright and contractual issues for clients in the entertainment sector, particularly music.

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Andrea L Calvaruso

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Andrea Calvaruso is praised as "both a technical expert and a very pragmatic counselor" by commentators, who also describe her as "an expert in IP" in issues such as domestic and international filings, enforcing property rights and licensing.

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Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers USA guide

Pamela Church leads the firm's New York IP practice. She brings "a very business-minded approach" to a practice covering the IP aspects of joint ventures, business reorganization and licensing and franchises. Clients praise her "smart" and "practical" approach.

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Paul Hastings LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Victoria Cundiff is described by one interviewee as "one of the more accomplished attorneys I know in the trade secrets space." She is experienced at negotiating issues related to both IP and employment law.

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Dorsey & Whitney LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Sandra Edelman is a "wonderful, wonderful lawyer" who brings "great experience in marketing and advertising," as well as being "really deep in trademarks." Interviewees say: "She is a wonderful mediator who has a great style about her and is very successful at helping settle cases."

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Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Louis Ederer has a deep understanding of copyright and trademark litigation and has significant expertise counseling fashion and luxury brand clients. Sources say: "He is very well prepared and very experienced – he takes care of everything."

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Winston & Strawn LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Elkin of Winston & Strawn LLP is well respected for his work on IP rights relating to film, music and other digital media. He is noted for his skill as a litigator. He defended Bill Graham Archives from 24 music publishing companies alleging copyright infringement.

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Dorsey & Whitney LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "very smart" Bruce Ewing is praised as a "really professional, really hard-working" attorney by numerous impressed peers. He works on infringement, dilution and counterfeiting matters, among others.

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Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Paul Garrity of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP brings a broad commercial outlook to his work on IP and trade secrets matters, operating in a variety of sectors including media and entertainment, pharmaceuticals and consumer products. As well as offering counsel to clients, he is praised as being "comfortable in the courtroom."

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Robert (Red) BG Horowitz

Baker & Hostetler LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Red Horowitz is "a seasoned hand" with a trademark practice covering domain name disputes, anticounterfeiting and proceedings before the USPTO. Clients praise him as "an experienced and efficient operator who gets to the nub of a problem, immediately providing coherent strategic advice."

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J Christopher Jensen

Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman

From the Chambers USA guide

Christopher Jensen litigates on a range of commercial and IP matters including those in the publishing, pharmaceutical and media and entertainment sectors.

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Davis & Gilbert LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jeffrey Katz is characterized by one client as "a fine attorney who gracefully manages all of our trademark compliance needs." He advises on a wide range of issues including enforcement proceedings, registration and corporate diligence. Commentators highlight his "good ability to weigh risks and give practical advice."

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Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "extremely smart" Robert LoBue is an experienced litigator whose longstanding IP practice is complemented by notable antitrust and First Amendment work. One commentator describes him as "the exact type of lawyer that in-house counsel need. He gives real-world advice, not some academic exercise."

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Benjamin Marks brings "an incredible depth of knowledge," as well as being "incredibly responsive" to his clients. Also highlighted is the "fantastic relationship" that he develops with his clients.

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Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "terrific" Robert Penchina of Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, LLP is praised as a "walking encyclopedia" by interviewees. He is also highly regarded for his work in the courtroom, where clients note how he is "really engaging with the judges and puts forward our best case."

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Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Steven Pokotilow of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP is "an amazingly great critical thinker in his practice area" whose range of capability is praised by sources who describe him as one who "has the skill to take the portfolio to litigation." He is also lauded for his ability to "provide advice and guidance in a practical manner."

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Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Geoffrey Potter is "one of the leading lawyers in anticounterfeiting," according to clients, who say that he is "tenacious" and "brilliant." He is also praised for being "able to think outside the box" and for being "a lawyer who genuinely looks out for his client's best interests."

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Davis & Gilbert LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

"Exceptionally talented lawyer" Marc Rachman is looked to by clients for his "sound, practical legal advice" on copyright and trademark issues including false advertising, domain name disputes and trade secrets. He is admired as an "incredibly responsive, incredibly calm and even-keeled" adviser.

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Claudia Ray is a "fabulous" attorney who works on cases for clients in the financial services, technology and entertainment and media sectors, among others. She advises on IP strategy and portfolio management as well as litigation matters.

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Jonathan D Reichman

Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jonathan Reichman is well regarded for his work on a wide range of complex IP litigation. He acts especially for clients in the entertainment industry, handling copyright, trademark and right of publicity issues.

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Dentons

From the Chambers USA guide

The "experienced, commercial" Monica Richman of Dentons is particularly well versed in the trademark and copyright aspects of fashion law. Clients laud her tenacity and say: "She's able to apply her legal expertise to our business model very smoothly."

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Arent Fox LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Paul Fakler of Arent Fox LLP is regarded as a "very good litigator" in copyright and trademark, being seen as particularly "outstanding in the music space." He is also strong on online and technology issues.

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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

From the Chambers USA guide

Bruce Goldner is praised by interviewees for being "very dedicated to client service and extremely responsive." His expertise in areas including technology, social media and biotech is recognized by those who praise his "breadth of knowledge" and say that he has "seen everything."

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Jenner & Block LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Susan Kohlmann works on a variety of complex IP in the trademark and copyright space, offering advisory counsel as well as representation in district, federal and appellate courts.

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Eleanor M Lackman

Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "very precise, very detailed" Eleanor Lackman of Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP is "really smart and knows a lot of different areas" including entertainment, technology and e-commerce. Clients say: "She's very cost-effective without compromising on quality."

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Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Richard Lehv is "well known and respected" for his representation of clients at the district and federal court levels in trademark, copyright, false advertising and unfair competition cases.

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Zeisler PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Mark Mutterperl of Zeisler PLLC is "very well respected" for his work on a wide array of trademark matters including infringement, anticounterfeiting and false advertising, as well as brand protection.

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Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "fabulous" Joseph Petersen is a trademark and copyright litigator whose practice is concentrated on technology and new business model issues. He is praised as "a great strategist," a "great writer" and "very succinct in the way he dissects problems."

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Pryor Cashman LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Brad Rose is praised as an "effective litigator" by sources, and is recognized as a particularly strong practitioner in the music and entertainment, fashion and digital media sectors.

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Edward H Rosenthal

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz

From the Chambers USA guide

Edward Rosenthal is praised as a "smart, very practical and pragmatic" attorney who is particularly "good at balancing between the right aggressive approach and not being blindly aggressive." He also has a "keen eye for the push and pull between business and legal."

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Oren J Warshavsky

Baker & Hostetler LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Oren Warshavsky is a "very intelligent and thorough" attorney who is particularly praised for his work on copyrights. Interviewees comment: "He parses things in a very refined way and manages to be five steps ahead of the problem."

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Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu PC

From the Chambers USA guide

James Weinberger litigates across the trademark and copyright spectrum and is experienced in unfair competition, false advertising and internet issues. He is active in a number of sectors including pharmaceuticals, food and beverages and film and music.

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Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Nancy Wolff of Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP is "expert in copyright law" and "zealously represents her clients" in the traditional and digital media sectors. She is regarded by interviewees as "the leading expert on the rights of visual artists."

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