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Eric Shimanoff

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Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, PC

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Copyright, Information Technology, Litigation, Patent, Trademark.


Partner. A litigator with a broad range of experience focusing primarily on intellectual property matters, including copyright, trademark, unfair competition, patent, right of publicity and Internet-related issues. Eric has counseled and litigated on behalf of clients in a wide range of industries, including music, fashion, sports, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, hair and personal care, product development, financial and insurance services, healthcare, software, retail, video game, publishing, entertainment, candy and confections, apparel, automotive, scientific research, art and various consumer products.


Prior Experience Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP - Associate (2002-2005) BMG Entertainment - Legal Intern (1999) Prior to becoming an attorney, Eric taught music and musical theatre at a performing arts high school in Manhattan and directed and musical directed several musicals in New York and Boston.


New York State Bar Association - Member New York Intellectual Property Law Association - Member American Intellectual Property Law Association - Member.


New York Law School (J.D. 2002; summa cum laude, Victor Herbert Copyright Scholarship, Notes and Comments Editor, New York Law School Law Review, ASCAP Nathan Burkan Memorial Writing Competition - First Place) New England Conservatory of Music (M.M. 1997) State University of New York at Binghamton (B.A. 1994, cum laude).

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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