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Mayer Brown

71 SOUTH WACKER DRIVE, CHICAGO, IL 60606, USA
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Work +1 312 782 0600
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Fax +1 312 701 7711
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www.mayerbrown.com

Richard Assmus

Tel:
Work +1 312 701 8623
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Mayer Brown

Work Department

Intellectual Property

Position

Richard Assmus has a balanced intellectual property litigation and transactional practice. He is also closely involved in intellectual property due diligence, trademark prosecution and monitoring, copyright counseling, and advertising counseling. Richard utilizes his background in science and mathematics in connection with complex patent litigation and technology matters.

Education

The University of Michigan Law School, JD 1998, Managing Article Editor, Journal of Law Reform, 1997-1998 The University of Chicago 1995, BS, Mathematics


United States: Intellectual property

Copyright

Within: Copyright

Mayer Brown’s team regularly represents content distributors in disputes with copyright owners and has significant expertise in online and digital distribution channels. The team recently defended Spotify in class action copyright litigation in which the plaintiffs alleged the client had failed to pay proper royalties to songwriters, securing a more favorable settlement than initially anticipated. The firm is also representing Nestlé and Scotia Bank as defendants in separate copyright infringement claims. Litigators John Mancini and Allison Stillman in New York, and Richard Assmus in Chicago are recommended.

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Trademarks: litigation

Within: Trademarks: litigation

Mayer Brown’s group is known for its strong international reach. New York-based group head John Mancini and Washington DC-based Carmine Zarlenga continue to advise Nestlé in various disputes, including opposition proceedings brought against third-party users of its mark in foreign jurisdictions. Mancini as well as Emily Nash and Kristine Young in Chicago have been acting for Nespresso in various trademark and trade dress disputes brought against a number of competitors. The group also includes Allison Levine Stillman in New York and Richard Assmus in Chicago.

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