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.
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.
Law360 | October 07, 2014
This feature story highlights the arrival of Los Angeles IP Counseling & Transactions partners Staci Jennifer Riordan and Julian Petty. The coverage notes that Staci Jennifer will lead our fashion law team after having spearheaded Fox’s group and Julian will focus his practice on providing strategic career and business guidance to clients in the music, TV, film, new media and book publishing industries.
Democrat & Chronicle | September 18, 2014
Rochester IP Counseling & Transactions partner Kristen Walsh is quoted in this article on IP issues for U.S. companies operating, or considering starting operations, in China.
Westlaw Journal | September 08, 2014
This coverage highlights Freeplay Music Inc. v. Streetside Classics—a lawsuit over alleged use of copyrighted songs. Partner and leader of the IP Litigation practice Jason Kravitz and Long Island Commercial Litigation associate Seth Berman are noted as plaintiffs’ counsel.
Boston Business Journal | June 25, 2014
Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in American Broadcasting Companies Inc. et al. v. Aereo Inc., Boston IP Litigation partner Gina McCreadie looks ahead for Aereo and the industry.
New England Cable News (NECN) | June 25, 2014
Boston IP Litigation partner Gina McCreadie discusses the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in American Broadcasting Companies Inc. et al. v. Aereo Inc.
Mashable | May 21, 2014
Boston IP Litigation partner Gina McCreadie discusses the U.S. Supreme Court hearing focused on arguments against start-up Aereo which gives consumers the opportunity to lease antennas to access free-to-air broadcast television.
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