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Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, PC
NEW YORK, NY 10036
United States
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Intellectual Property-Litigation


Jonathan King is a Partner and former long-time Chair and Executive Committee Member of the Firm. He has handled intellectual property litigations in a wide range of industries, including music, fashion, sports, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, software, advertising, licensing, publishing and various consumer products. His practice encompasses the full gamut of intellectual property subjects, including trademarks, copyright, trade secrets and the licensing of intellectual property. He regularly tries copyright and trademark infringement cases in the federal courts and handles opposition and cancellation actions before the Trademark Trial Appeal Board. Mr. King’s engagements have included a number of landmark intellectual property matters, including some of the first cases involving the use of trademarks as internet keywords, online liability for linking to pirated materials, and the application of copyright law to the “resale” of digital files. He also has extensive experience in the use of consumer surveys in Lanham Act litigation. Among others, he has represented The Donna Karan Company, the Recording Industry Association of America, Capitol Records, Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Major League Baseball Properties, and the National Audubon Society.


Goodwin Procter & Hoar, Associate (1991- 93) U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, Honorable Douglas P. Woodlock, Law Clerk (1992)


New York Massachusetts United States District Courts – Southern, Eastern, Northern Districts of New York, Massachusetts


Harvard University Law School (JD 1991, cum laude) Princeton University (BA 1987, summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa)

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Intellectual property > Copyright

The powerhouse boutique New York firm Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, PC remains a leader in the marketplace, advising major multinationals across such sectors as music, publishing, video games, sports, and retail on high-stakes copyright prosecution and litigation. Jonathan King heads the practice, representing key music recording and publishing clients, such as Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music and Atlantic Records. Seasoned litigator Richard Mandel brings over three decades of experience in the practice space to the team. Publishing sector expert Richard Dannay acts for Penguin Random House and other major market players, on high-stakes infringement cases and issues of fair use. Counsel Thomas Kjellberg specializes in the field of copyright licensing and enforcement. Eric Shimanoff, a veteran copyright lawyer with extensive experience at the federal and state levels, handles matters concerning web sites, social media, and NFTs. Joel Karni Schmidt provides key support on clearance, registration, and enforcement matters for a wide-ranging base of clients, which spans the video games, media, and retail sectors. Joelle Milov was promoted to partner in January 2023. Maria A. Scungio joined from Robinson & Cole LLP in February 2023. All the lawyers mentioned work in New York.

United States > Intellectual property > Trademarks: litigation

Counting Major League Baseball, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Maserati in its impressive client roster, ‘strategic and commercial’ Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, PC demonstrates considerable strength in handling trademark issues arising from the music, food, sports, hospitality, and consumer products sectors. Alongside this, the practice is particularly proficient in managing UDRP domain name proceedings and social media disputes for significant clients. Richard Mandel spearheads the practice, leveraging his more than 35 years of experience in the field to advise on false advertising, licensing, and domain name disputes, among others. Jonathan King is well-versed in assisting with trademark matters in the fashion, pharma, software and sports industries, while Kieran Doyle operates for a varied array of blue-chip clients in federal and state courts. Eric Shimanoff is noted for his handling of social media, websites, NFT, and virtual internet trademark, domain name, and false identification issues. Seasoned litigator Mary Kevlin has been involved in a diverse array of TTAB proceedings, and Maryann Licciardi focuses on trademark contested proceedings, litigation, prosecution, and domain name disputes. All listed lawyers are based in New York.