Mr Benjamin Marks > Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
767 5TH AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 10153
United States

Position

Head of Weil’s Intellectual Property/Media practice

Career

Benjamin Marks is Head of Weil’s Intellectual Property/Media practice.  He has served as lead counsel in copyright, music licensing, misappropriation, trademark, and media law cases for clients such as Pandora Media, Sirius XM Radio, Getty Images, S&P Global, West Publishing, and Morgan Stanley, among others. For many years, he also has represented the Association of American Publishers in a wide variety of matters. He has litigated several of the leading cases involving “hot news” and other common law misappropriation claims. He also frequently represents streaming services, television broadcasters, concert promoters, and other music users in connection with the acquisition of, and litigation over, rights to publicly perform musical compositions and sound recordings and secondary liability for performances by others.

Ben is an Adjunct Professor at New York University School of Law and serves on the Advisory Board of NYU’s Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy. He previously taught at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Education

University of Pennsylvania (BA, 1993, magna cum laude); New York University School of Law (JD, 1997).

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Media and entertainment: litigation

Embedded in music and cable TV litigation, the New York-based team at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has extensive expertise in all matters pertaining to content distribution and defamation defense for trade associations. Additionally, practice head Benjamin Marks is an expert in digital rights management who recently advocated on behalf of Pandora Media in the Phonorecords III and IV proceedings before the Copyright Royalty Board.  Todd Larson , a specialist in litigation pertaining to copyright and royalties, was also key on this case. Yehudah Buchweitz is an experienced commercial litigator in matters of copyright, the First Amendment, and right of publicity. Randi Singer , a specialist in secondary liability theories of infringement, is also a key member of the team.

United States > Intellectual property > Trademarks: litigation

With ‘deep knowledge of trademark, counterfeit and other IP matters relevant to the tech/internet industries’, the team at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP navigates complex issues of secondary liability involved in representing major e-commerce and social media companies. The group is led by Benjamin Marks, a seasoned litigator who specializes in trademark infringement disputes involving issues of digital rights management. In addition to acting for the firm’s tech platform clients, Randi Singer represents major brands like Hilton, CareDx and Sanofi in advertising matters, across the pharmaceuticals, consumer products and biotech sectors. Jessica Falk brings expertise to infringement cases involving multinationals in publishing and insurance. All lawyers mentioned are in New York.

United States > Intellectual property > Copyright

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