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Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

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Los Angeles, NEW YORK

United States: Intellectual property

Copyright - ranked: tier 4

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC is best known for its work in the areas of book publishing and photography. Maura Wogan acted for Laspata DeCaro Studio in a dispute with Rimowa, which alleged that the client infringed copyright with the photographs it used for one of its marketing campaigns. Jeremy Goldman  represented the publisher Scholastic in a dispute against James Castle, which took action due to the client publishing a book about his life; Goldman achieved a victory in that case on fair use grounds. In addition, Edward Rosenthal worked with Scholastic on resolving photograph licensing disputes.

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United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Advertising and marketing: transactional
Advertising and marketing: transactional - ranked: tier 1

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

The New York-based advertising, marketing and public relations group at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC boasts impressive capabilities advising a range of brands spanning from PepsiCo and Domino’s Pizza to BIC USA, and also agencies such as Crispin Porter + Bogusky and Wieden & Kennedy. A particular work highlight was acting for Epic Games regarding a multitude of advertising and intellectual property matters, including structuring its influencer and generated art programs and putting their content into television commercials. The team also has experience assisting disruptive businesses and counts Etsy, thredUP and Glossier among its clients in this sector. Recently promoted partner Hannah Taylor is assisting Lidl with several advertising matters since entering the US market, including regulatory advice. Terri Seligman and Rick Kurnit jointly lead the group which also includes, Jeffrey Greenbaum, Brian Murphy, Candice Kersh, Christopher Chase, Gavin McElroy.

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Next Generation Partners

Hannah Taylor - Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

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Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)
Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection) - ranked: tier 4

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

The ‘amazing’ Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC is well known for its expertise in cybersecurity and privacy matters in the field of digital advertising and publishing. The ‘incredibly responsive’ practice head Tanya Forsheit is ‘everything you could ask for in an outside counsel’. She and counsel Daniel Goldberg, who is also recommended, have been advising media conglomerate Meredith Corporation on compliance with GDPR. The client base also includes Dunkin’ and TaskRabbit. The ‘outstanding’ Gregory Boyd and Sean Kane from the New York office are other names to note. Named individuals are based in Los Angeles unless otherwise indicated.

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Media and entertainment: transactional
Media and entertainment: transactional - ranked: tier 2

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

A stand-out firm for talent-side representation, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC's entertainment practice attracts praise for its 'unwavering commitment to clients and its ease in dealing with creative issues'. The group is particularly known for its representation of film, television, theater and music talent and celebrities, and counts actors Robert De Niro and John Goodman among its client. Richard Heller recently acted for Aaron Sorkin to negotiate and structure a deal for his adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird for Broadway. Los Angeles-based Andrew Hurwitz advised Jennifer Lee in negotiations for her role as Creative Head of Walt Disney Animation Studios, and Victoria Cook successfully assisted comedians Desus Nice and The Kid Mero move the late night show Desus & Mero from Viceland to Showtime. Hayden Goldblatt, who has particular experience in the film sector, was recently promoted to the partnership. All lawyers mentioned are based in New York unless otherwise specified.

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