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Elmont, New York

United States: Intellectual property

Copyright
Copyright - ranked: tier 1

Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, PC

The ‘excellent’ practice at Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, PC in New York is best known for its strength in copyright advisory work, particularly in the music, book publishing and fashion industries, and is regularly involved in high-profile litigation. It has been representing Varsity Brands in its prominent dispute with competitor Star Athletica regarding the copyrightability of the client’s cheerleading uniforms; after a victory before the Sixth Circuit, the case has reached the Supreme Court. Also in the fashion industry, the team helped J Crew and Madewell register several jewelry designs and managed successful enforcement efforts against Walmart. Other highlights included the representation of Capitol Records in a dispute with ReDigi, which operated an online marketplace for secondhand digital music, and the defense of Rosen Book Works against Palmer/Kane regarding alleged unlicensed reproduction of photographs. Practice head Jonathan King, Richard Mandel and Eric Shimanoff are noted for their expertise in the music industry, while Richard Dannay and ‘copyright authorityThomas Kjellberg are especially strong in the book publishing area.

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Richard Dannay - Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, PC

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Trademarks: litigation
Trademarks: litigation - ranked: tier 3

Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, PC

Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, PC’s ‘excellent’ practice in New York handles contentious trademark proceedings for clients from a broad range of industry sectors. Jonathan King and Richard Mandel successfully represented the National Tobacco Company in a dispute with DRL Enterprises, obtaining a decision that 1.0, 1.25 and 1.2 are generic designations for cigarette rolling papers. Eric Shimanoff and William Borchard successfully represented Empire State Building and obtained a decision that the building’s image is a famous mark to be protected against dilution by a beer logo featuring an image of the building. Mary Kevlin regularly handles contentious trademark matters brought by Major League Baseball Properties and recently succeeded in having the TTAB find that ‘World Series’ has a high level of fame, preventing a registration of ‘High School World Series’.

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Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)
Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing) - ranked: tier 2

Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, PC

Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, PC in New York has an ‘excellent’ team with many ‘real subject matter experts’, who deliver ‘a fantastic service’. Mary Kevlin has been assisting key client Major League Baseball Properties and its 30 constituent clubs with the management and enforcement of their brands. The ‘knowledgeable and detail-orientedJeffrey Epstein has particular expertise in the fashion industry and has counseled several companies owned by LVMH. The ‘outstandingWilliam Borchard has been assisting Empire State Realty Trust with the protection of its Empire State Building brand, including obtaining a recent decision that the building’s image is a famous mark, and Deborah Squiers is noted for her work in the financial, beverage and education sectors.

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William Borchard - Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, PC

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