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- 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 established that cigarette rolling paper size designations are generic.
We enforce our client’s copyrights.
But the ground-breaking copyright case is not over.
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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
"Richard Dannay is the preeminent copyright lawyer. In addition to his encyclopedic knowledge of the Copyright Act and case law, he is an excellent litigator."2018 Best Lawyers in America
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Refined strategist Mary Kevlin and Lawrence Greene "form a dynamic duo and are incredibly dedicated, dogged in the pursuit of client objectives, great at managing their staff and all-around beacons of excellence."
Meichelle MacGregor is "aware and appreciative of corporate goals." She is "to-the-point and incredibly strategic. She excels at breaking down complex problems and understands how to take a practical stance to get a situation moving. In addition, her communication skills are superb."2018 WTR 1000 The World's Leading Trademark Professionals
Maryann Licciardi is "applauded for 'her proficiency in dispute resolution. She vigorously defends her clients’ interests and is able to push for sophisticated terms of co-existence.' She rolls up her sleeves in both contentious and non-contentious matters."
Christopher Jensen "has a tremendous background in IP litigation – he is brilliant when it comes to resolving disputes."2018 WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals
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