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- 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.
- 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.
We established that cigarette rolling paper size designations are generic.
But the ground-breaking copyright case is not over.
We enforce our client’s copyrights.
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"Mary Kevlin possesses a high level of integrity and cares deeply about the quality of service that she provides. Together with Richard Mandel, she recently secured a precedential ruling for the New York Yankees that rejected a parody defence in a dilution claim."WTR 1000 2017 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals
"Cowan's partners excel at simplifying complicated legal issues, explaining to business people what really matters, what does not and understanding likely outcomes in difficult legal situations. These qualities also make them far and above the most cost effective IP lawyers I've used."Best Lawyers - 2016
"The outstanding Richard Dannay is regarded by many to be a walking encyclopedia of copyright law and a formidable adversary. In addition to copyright law, he is also highly regarded for his expertise on First Amendment and privacy issues."Chambers USA 2016
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