Companies are increasingly focused on protecting their marks and copyrights. With the rise of social media, companies are more motivated than ever to safeguard their marks and defend their brands.
We are one of the most active trademark firms in the United States with many thousands of marks under management, and we’re vigilant about monitoring and protecting our clients’ brands. And because we know that one size doesn’t fit all, we adapt our services to the needs, budget, and strategy of any business.
While we provide top-notch prosecution, enforcement, and litigation services, clients most value our strategic approach to managing, growing, and protecting their brands. Working shoulder to shoulder with our clients, we ensure that successful brand management and global enforcement programs are in place before any marks are launched. And we also help clients secure protection for copyright-eligible work and devise innovative methods for protecting and enforcing their copyrighted works in a digital world.
Our team foresees issues and provides forward-thinking advice designed to prevent disputes. Of course, if the need for litigation arises, we get into the trenches with our clients and vigorously represent their interests regardless of the forum or jurisdiction.
VentureBeat | August 23, 2017
Los Angeles commercial litigation associates Brianna Howard and Jessica Walker and Chicago IP litigation associate Jason Kunze contributed this article on how licensing agreements can protect online streaming platforms from copyright infringement in the gaming industry.
Billboard | June 22, 2017
Los Angeles IP counseling and transactions partner Julian Petty is quoted in this article on the changing economics of the music industry and the recent surge in new signings. Click here to read the full article.
The Los Angeles Times | June 19, 2017
Los Angeles IP counseling and transactions partner Julian Petty is quoted in this article about rapper Jay-Z’s newest album that will be released exclusively through the streaming service Tidal, which he co-owns. Click here to read the full article.
ABA Journal | April 01, 2017
This Q&A with Los Angeles IP counseling and transactions partner Julian Petty highlights his notable clients, his work and how he got a start in entertainment law. Click here to read the full article.
Law360 | March 22, 2017
Los Angeles IP counseling and transactions partner and fashion practice leader Staci Riordan is quoted in this article about the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent 6-2 decision regarding copyright law and decorative elements on cheerleading uniforms.
The New York Times | November 17, 2016
Long Island Health Care partner Allan Cohen is quoted in this article about legal challenges entrepreneurs can face when starting a business. Allan’s comments focus on areas start-ups should keep in mind such as patent, ownership and copyright issues, and what companies should consider to avoid being sued.
Reuters | December 23, 2015
Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this feature article for our representation of Warner Music Group, EMI Music Publishing, Big Poppa Music, Bad Boy Records and the estate of The Notorious BIG. Our team—led by partners Staci Riordan and Julian Petty—won a dismissal of copyright infringement claims involving BIG’s 1994 debut album. Associates Neal Gauger and Seth Berman were part of the legal team. Click here to read the full article.
Fortune | October 07, 2015
Partner and leader of the firm’s fashion team Staci Riordan provides commentary in this feature story discussing how the fashion industry—especially textile companies—are dealing with copyright infringement lawsuits.
California Apparel News | November 26, 2014
Los Angeles IP Counseling & Transactions partner Staci Jennifer Riordan provides commentary in this article on fashion copyright infringement.
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