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DLA Piper LLP (US)

1251 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK, NY 10020-1104, USA
Tel:
Work +1 212 335 4500
Fax:
Fax +1 212 335 4501
Web:
www.dlapiper.com

Frank Ryan

Tel:
Work +1 212 335 4850
Email:
Web:
www.dlapiper.com/en/us/people/r/ryan-frank-w/
DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Intellectual Property and Technology; Trademark and Copyright; Media, Sport and Entertainment

Position

Partner; Global Co-Chair and US Co-Chair, Intellectual Property and Technology; Deputy Chair, Media, Sports and Entertainment Sector

Career

Frank Ryan provides legal and strategic advice to domestic and multinational clients who draw on his experience in litigation, intellectual property, media and sports, and complex commercial matters.

Frank has successfully taken a wide variety of cases to trial and his clients turn to him as a go-to litigator and strategist for their most important matters. He has handled numerous cases and jury trials in the media, sport and medical device arenas and has particular experience in patent, trademark, trade secret, false advertising and business litigation. Frank routinely counsels clients on media and sports deals as well as on patent, trademark and copyright litigation and intellectual property portfolio development and protection.

Member

International Trademark Association; Litigation and Media and Communications sections

Education

J.D., Syracuse University College of Law; B.S., Syracuse University


United States: Intellectual property

Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)

Within: Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)

DLA Piper LLP (US) ‘approaches everything from a business perspective’ and ‘excels in client service’. Ann Ford, valued for the quality of her ‘counsel and business acumen’, coordinates all trademark and other IP-related issues on behalf of CFA Institute. Frank Ryan delivers ‘outstanding guidance’ and heads the group with San Francisco-based Gina Durham and Ford. High-profile clients include Nike, Al Jaazera, ESPN and also Dr Seuss Enterprises, which Ryan Compton advises on prosecution, licensing and enforcement issues. Keith Medansky is a key figure in the Chicago office. Other partners are based in Washington DC unless stated otherwise.

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  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

    - DLA Piper UK LLP

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