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Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

488 MADISON AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10022, USA
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Los Angeles, New York

Edward Rosenthal

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Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

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Intellectual Property and Litigation Law

Position

Edward H. Rosenthal is Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property and Litigation Groups. He focuses on intellectual property litigation, emphasizing trademark, copyright, right of publicity, advertising, privacy and publishing matters. His clients include businesses and individuals in the media, advertising, sports, and entertainment fields.

Mr. Rosenthal also has substantial involvement in issues relating to trademark prosecution and enforcement, representing numerous businesses and individuals in protecting and enforcing their intellectual property. He also represents the estatesof deceased celebrities, including Humphrey Bogart, and handles licensing work for the estate and other celebrities and companies.

Mr. Rosenthal is currently representing The Authors Guild and a number of other authors' rights associations and individuals in suits against Google and the HathiTrust arising out of Google's mass book digitization and orphan works programs. Recently, he defended Fredrik Colting, author of 60 Years Later: Coming Through the Rye, and his U.S. distributor, in a lawsuit brought by J.D. Salinger alleging copyright infringement. Mr. Rosenthal also successfully defended J.K. Rowling and Scholastic Inc., the author and publisher of the Harry Potter books, against claims of copyright and trademark infringement.

Career

Mr. Rosenthal has written and lectured extensively on a wide variety of intellectual property topics. He is a regular presenter to the Practicing Law Institute on the Right of Publicity, and has participated in numerous panels on trademark and copyright law. He was co-editor of Entertainment Law Matters, a blog focused on disputes and developments in the film, television, publishing, theatre, music, art, gaming, and fashion industries. Mr. Rosenthal has also been active in the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. and the International Trademark Association. He serves as co-chair of the Committee on Publicity, Privacy and Media of the New York State Bar Association’s Entertainment and Sports Law Committee and as a member of the Copyright Committee of the New York City Bar.

Prior to joining Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, Mr. Rosenthal served as a law clerk to Hon. Abraham D. Sofaer in the Southern District of New York and was associated with the New York law firm of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel. He was Adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School (Legal Writing, 1985-1986; Intellectual Property Drafting, 1996).

He is admitted to practice in New York. 

Education

University of Pennsylvania (BA, 1976) Columbia University (JD, 1980) Notes and Comments editor of The Columbia Law Review


United States: Intellectual property

Copyright

Within: Copyright

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC is best known for its work in the areas of book publishing and photography. Maura Wogan acted for Laspata DeCaro Studio in a dispute with Rimowa, which alleged that the client infringed copyright with the photographs it used for one of its marketing campaigns. Jeremy Goldman  represented the publisher Scholastic in a dispute against James Castle, which took action due to the client publishing a book about his life; Goldman achieved a victory in that case on fair use grounds. In addition, Edward Rosenthal worked with Scholastic on resolving photograph licensing disputes.

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