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Elmont, New York

United States: Intellectual property

Copyright - ranked: tier 1

Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, PC

The ‘very good’ team at Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, PC in New York is particularly recommended for its advisory work in the music, book publishing and fashion industries, and remains active in significant litigation. Jonathan King leads the group, which also includes Richard Mandel and Eric Shimanoff, who are especially noted for their expertise in the music and recording industry, while Richard Dannay and counsel Thomas Kjellberg are strong in the book publishing area. The team continues to represent Capitol Records in a prominent case against ReDigi, which operates an online marketplace for secondhand digital music. In the fashion industry, it represented Varsity Brands against competitor Star Athletica, and achieved a victory before the Sixth Circuit, which reversed the lower court’s decision regarding the copyrightability of the client’s cheerleading uniforms. In the publishing industry, the firm successfully defended Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch against authorship claims by Vaad L’Hafotzas Sichos regarding the publication of collected talks by Rebbe Schneerson.

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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

The ‘excellent’ team at Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, PC in New York handles federal court and TTAB litigation across a broad range of industry sectors. Jonathan King successfully represented Car-Freshner in a trade dress infringement suit against Exotica Fresheners. Eric Shimanoff and William Borchard have been assisting Empire State Building with the protection of its brand, including the recent opposition against a registration of a beer logo featuring an image of the building. Richard Mandel handled several disputes for candy manufacturer Promotion in Motion, including a trade dress infringement suit against Aldi regarding its Welch’s Fruit Snacks brand. Mary Kevlin regularly handles contentious trademark proceedings brought by Major League Baseball Properties as well as its constituent clubs.

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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

The ‘very strong’ team at Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, PC in New York ‘combines legal expertise with an excellent understanding of the underlying market issues, providing smart and pragmatic advice’. The ‘very experiencedWilliam Borchard acted for several fashion companies, including J. Crew and Ann Taylor, and assisted Empire State Realty Trust with the protection of its Empire State Building brand. The ‘pragmatic problem-solverMary Kevlin assists Major League Baseball Properties as well as its constituent clubs with the management and enforcement of their brands for use on a wide variety of merchandise and services. Jeffrey Epstein has particular expertise in the fashion industry and Deborah Squiers is noted for her work in the financial, beverage and educational sectors.

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William Borchard - Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, PC

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