Mr Jonathan King > Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, PC > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, PC
NEW YORK, NY 10036
United States
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Work Department

Intellectual Property-Litigation


Mr. King is Chairman 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 > Trademarks: litigation

Based in New York, the team at Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, PC provides ‘effective, efficient, and practical advice‘ to its clients on a wide range of trademark issues, including infringement and counterfeiting, and matters relating to domain names. Its clients include digital pharmaceuticals, retail brands, and advertisers, as well as major media, film publishers, and sports teams. Practice chairman Jonathan King is highly experienced leading on trademark litigation in the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Also recommended are Richard Mandel, who has extensive expertise in trademark arbitrations and federal court cases, and Eric Shimanoff, who litigates on behalf of well-known brands and regularly leads on domain name arbitrations.

United States > Intellectual property > Copyright

Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, PC covers the full range of matters related to copyright law, and stands out in particular for its experience in copyright litigation for clients in book and music publishing. Based in New York, the team is noted for its expertise in handling photograph copyright matters and dealing with copyright trolls. Practice head Jonathan King deals with significant and highly controversial music publishing copyright issues. Litigator Thomas Kjellberg  has drafted amicus curiae briefs on behalf of key organizations in the music industry, and works closely with Richard Dannay  , who is often lead counsel on major copyright cases. Additionally, Richard Mandel is known for extensive copyright litigation work and Eric Shimanoff is highly regarded for advising clients in the music and technology sectors.