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Richard Mandel

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Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, PC

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Litigation, copyright, trademark, information technology.


Partner. A litigator focusing on intellectual property matters, including copyright, trademark, unfair competition and Internet-related issues. He has successfully handled significant cutting edge court cases.


Prior Experience Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Associate (1985 - 88) Named in New York "Super Lawyers" in Intellectual Property Litigation (2007 - 2012).


New York State Bar Association - Co-Chair, Literary Rights Committee of the Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section (2004 - 2006) U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York - Volunteer Court Appointed Mediator American Arbitration Association - Arbitrator, Commercial Panel Cardozo School of Law - Adjunct Professor, Advanced Trademark Law (1995 - 1998)


New York University School of Law (JD 1985; Order of the Coif; New York University Law Review) New York University (BA 1982, summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa).

United States: Intellectual property


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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Trademarks: litigation

Within: Trademarks: litigation

Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, PC delivers ‘top-notch services with outstanding expertise’, acting on ‘all types of complex issues relating to trademark litigation’. Co-head Richard Mandel is representing Sony Pictures Television in a trademark infringement and dilution action; the matter concerns the introduction of a new beer named ‘BREAKING BUD’ by a craft brewery, the logo format of which is argued to resemble that of the client’s Breaking Bad television series. In another case highlight, Mary Kevlin successfully acted for Major League Baseball Properties in trademark cancellation proceedings against the supplemental registration of ‘MAJOR LEAGUE ZOMBIE HUNTER & Design’. Eric Shimanoff and Jonathan King also lead the team, which includes the ‘outstanding lawyer and advocateJoel Karni Schmidt, the ‘responsive and thoroughDeborah Squiers and the ‘deeply knowledgeable’ Jeffrey Epstein. The firm is based in New York.

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