Intellectual Property

From anti-cybersquatting cases to enforcement actions against gray marketers, the Firm has successfully litigated a number of matters under the federal trademark and copyright laws on behalf of both large corporations and individuals. The Firm represents numerous writers, journalists, and publishers in connection with book, television, and movie contracts, as well as related disputes. The Firm also reviews works of fiction and nonfiction to ensure that all legal issues have been considered and addressed (especially potential defamation). In addition, the Firm provides counseling on copyright, publicity rights, and related issues. Among the Firm’s notable clients are former ABC news correspondent John Miller, author Pete Hamill, local television journalist Gabe Pressman, ABC television producer Chris Isham, and Penguin Putnam, a division of Pearson.

Representative Cases:

  • Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia – The Firm has represented Martha Stewart’s company in numerous enforcement matters involving unauthorized use of the company’s trademarks, copyrighted material, and images of Ms. Stewart.
  • Sultan v. Read – The Firm represented noted artist Donald Sultan in a contract negotiation over his work in designing a hotel property in Hungary.
  • Grace v. Corbis-Sygma – In a case involving the loss of over 40,000 photographic images, the Firm represented a renowned photojournalist in a landmark appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that established a new standard for the valuation of lost images.
  • Kobi Katz d/b/a Baguette World – The Firm successfully represented Kobi Katz in a copyright suit involving the unlawful copying of its “Bridge of Life” ring.