News & Insights
- Common Scents Trademarks
Hasbro, Inc.’s, success in registering the scent of its PLAY-DOH modeling compound as a trademark suggests how to follow in its footsteps.
- Deborah Squiers Will Moderate an INTA Roundtable Titled “Canadian Update on Trademark Law for U.S. Practitioners”
- CLL mourns the passing of Sidney I. Liebowitz
- CLL Partner Debbie Squiers Interviewed for Fox News Program Concerning Trademarks
On My Mind Blog
- 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.
But the ground-breaking copyright case is not over.
- 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 enforce our client’s copyrights.
We established that cigarette rolling paper size designations are generic.
What They Say
"Fellow prosecution and counselling specialist Joel Karni Schmidt is one of the brightest and most experienced trademark attorneys around and is known for his pragmatic advice, robust negotiation skills and commercial acumen." One peer reports, "He is a really thoughtful professional and has a knack for choosing battles wisely and steering clients away from unnecessary confrontations."2018 WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals
"Mary Donovan who re-joined the firm in 2017 is highly regarded throughout the IP community and well connected with local counsel worldwide, she is cost-conscious, responsive and resourceful. Moreover, she is extremely hands-on and possesses excellent judgement."2018 WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals
Richard Mandel "is highly effective and always civil – a rare combination of qualities." "A consummate professional, he is exceedingly sharp and able to devise innovative arguments." With Jonathan King "they are the best of the best and achieve exceptional results, time and time again."2018 WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals
Kieran Doyle is known to be "knowledgeable and easy to deal with, he adopts a pensive and nuanced approach."
Jeffrey Epstein "stays very informed and goes above and beyond with his timely service. He pays scrupulous attention to detail and is especially knowledgeable about the fashion and retail sectors."2018 WTR 1000 - The World's Leading Trademark Professionals
“One of the best trademark outfits in the United States”, Cowan Liebowitz & Latman is “an exceptional IP boutique that serves many leading brands”. “It is a huge player on the prosecution side, as it houses a raft of skilled professionals, which grants it a reservoir of expertise that few can match.” The group also boasts an enviable record in litigation and has been central in a myriad of important cases. “ The consistency of its lawyers and its longevity speak volumes to its quality.”2018 WTR 1000, The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals
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What We Do
We represent clients of all sizes across a broad range of industries. The boutique size of our firm, and the breadth of our practice capabilities, allow us to provide a multidisciplinary approach in a cost-effective manner.
Our experience spans a broad range of industries and is international in scope. We appreciate the opportunity of growing with successful companies and brands, as well as creative individuals and accomplished executives.