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Thomas Kjellberg

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Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, PC

Work Department

Copyright, Information technology, Trademark.

Position

Counsel. Counseling and litigation for clients as to copyrights, trademarks and rights of publicity in a wide variety of industries including publishing, film, music and software.

Career

Speaks and writes regularly on copyright, and is co-author, with Bob Clarida, of the annual review of copyright decisions published each year in the Journal of the Copyright Society of the USA, and delivered at the Copyright Society's annual meeting. Tom is a past Trustee of the Society. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at New York University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies, where he teaches Copyright Law, and has also taught an intellectual property course in Fordham University's Department of Media Studies.

Member

New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA) - Co-Chair, Copyright Committee Adjunct Assistant Professor (Copyright Law), New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies American Bar Association - Forum on Intellectual Property Law.

Education

Fordham University School of Law (JD 1998, Nathan Burkan Memorial Writing Competition - First Place) Wayne State University (BFA 1975).


United States: Intellectual property

Copyright

Within: Copyright

The 'outstanding IP boutique' Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, PC is particularly strong in contentious matters relating to book publishing, music and fashion designs. Jonathan King is one of three who leads the team and focuses primarily on the music industry. Fellow practice head Richard Mandel has a similar focus on music and acted for Capitol Records in its litigation against the online marketplace ReDigi, which allowed the resale of digital music purchased from iTunes. Also leading the team is Eric Shimanoff, who has litigated cases involving magazine publishing, video games and music.  Counsel Richard Dannay is another key figure and particularly prominent in book publishing litigation. Elsewhere, Thomas Kjellberg assisted Rhinestone Jewelry Corporation with the enforcement of the copyright for its designs of tiaras and crowns. Also recommended is Joel Karni Schmidt, who is an 'outstanding lawyer', 'always available' and 'very friendly and attentive'. Other notable clients include Penguin Random House and Eli Lilly.

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