Experience  /  Entertainment & Intellectual Property Litigation

Representative Transactions

Represented manufacturer of beauty devices in trade dress action in federal court and related ITC proceeding

Represented online fragrance retailer in copyright action involving use of product photographs on website

Represented Irish digital music technology firm in defense of copyright litigation over streaming of music onboard commercial airliners

Represented Minnesota patent-law firm in defense of copyright infringement action, establishing significant fair use precedent re: submission of copyrighted articles to US Patent Office in patent prosecution process   

Represented Blue Man Group in trademark litigation in federal court and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, over unauthorized use of “Blue Man” mark on cigarettes 

Represented author Harper Lee in federal trademark infringement action involving unauthorized use of “To Kill A Mockingbird” on merchandise

Successfully obtained a dismissal for our client, a New York Health Club, of an alleged false certification claim before the Environmental Control Board of New York City.

Represented RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana S.p.A., in obtaining a settlement from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences in a trademark infringement lawsuit brought in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
Represented RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana SpA in the dismissal of a fraud and defamation action in federal court in Pennsylvania brought against RAI’s television and radio divisions.

Successfully represented the law firm of Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P.A. in its defense of a copyright infringement lawsuit, obtaining a ground-breaking ruling in the client’s favor establishing that the inclusion of scientific journal articles in patent applications is a “fair use” and does not require a license from the publishers of the included articles.