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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

The experienced team at boutique New York firm Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, PC continues to safeguard the portfolios of major global brands such as J. Crew, Universal Music Group and Sony Pictures Entertainment throughout national and international court litigations, trademark office and domain name enforcement matters. Richard Mandel heads the practice, representing TV and film, music, fashion, food and tobacco clients in trademark disputes before the federal courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. He works closely with firm chair Jonathan King, who brings to the practice over 30 years of trademark litigation experience. Eric Shimanoff manages trade dress infringement cases across the financial services, manufacturing and information services sectors. Mary Kevlin acts for Major League Baseball in opposition and cancellation proceedings with Maryann Licciardi, who also handles complex domain name disputes. Joelle A. Milov was promoted to special counsel in January 2022.

United States > Intellectual property > Copyright

The powerhouse team at boutique New York firm Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, PC remains a market leader, representing major multinational clients involved in high-value copyright prosecution and litigation across a broad span of industries. The practice is headed by Jonathan King, who manages complex disputes involving clients in the music and music publishing sectors with clients including Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group, and Capitol Records, along with Thomas Kjellberg and Richard Mandel. Richard Dannay brings expertise to advising major book publishing clients such as Penguin Random House, navigating issues concerning fair use. Eric Shimanoff brings a long track record of experience acting at the state and federal levels, and in proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and UDRP panels, on behalf of clients in the cosmetics, fashion, financial services, food and entertainment industries.