News & Insights
- Trade Dress Infringement Claim and Related Discovery Triggered Insurer’s Duty to DefendJeffrey Chery, Ronald W. Meister
- Beverage Law Insight - A Wine Trademark Registration Failed Where a Certificate of Label Approval Was Not ObtainedDeborah K. Squiers
It may seem obvious that a brand owner can claim rights in a trademark only when it has used the mark in a “lawful” manner. However, the issue does not arise often, and it can be perilous for owners of valuable brands not used in exact compliance with federal regulations.
- CLL will host another complimentary CLE program called "Key Legal Ethics Concepts Illustrated Through Song."
We will present a new version of a complimentary CLE program, Key Legal Ethics Concepts Illustrated Through Song, at The Bitter End in Greenwich Village on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.
- Fashion Law Insight – Two Points to Consider When Adopting a New BrandJoel Karni Schmidt
Two recent cases illustrate points to consider when selecting a new beauty, apparel or lifestyle brand. The first concerns the risk of reverse confusion. The second concerns geographic descriptiveness.
We enforce our client’s copyrights.
We established that cigarette rolling paper size designations are generic.
The Second Circuit affirms summary judgment for our client.
- THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING’S IMAGE IS HELD TO BE A FAMOUS MARK THAT CANNOT BE REGISTERED AS PART OF AN UNAUTHORIZED TRADEMARK FOR BEER
We prevented registration of a mark on likelihood of dilution grounds.
- WORLD SERIES is held to be a very famous mark that cannot be registered in the unauthorized trademark HIGH SCHOOL WORLD SERIES.
We successfully opposed a registration on likelihood of confusion grounds.
We succesfully represented our client, Major League Baseball Partners, Inc.
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Meichelle MacGregor is "a first-rate litigator and counsellor who recently won a Client Choice award for trademark practice in New York."2019 WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals
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“Cowan is by far the best firm we’ve worked with and Jonathan Z. King is the principal reason. . . .In [one] case . . . the company threw a ton of money and resources against us, with a large trial team . . . but Jonny simply ripped them apart with his courtroom abilities and his sharp analysis of trademark law supporting our case. He’s so smart and really understands our business, but is also incredibly unpretentious and down-to-earth.”2018 Law.com
- 2019 WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals
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