News & Insights
- Cowan, Liebowitz is Sponsoring the 25th Genesys Partners Tech Industry Dinner
- Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman Launches CLE4Good Initiative
We are pleased to announce that we launched our first CLE4GoodSM initiative, through which continuing legal education (CLE) programs we provide will be used to support charitable organizations.
- Brewing Industry Insight – Can Anyone Own BLUEBERRY MUFFIN as a Trademark for Beer?Robert J. English
You might think that BLUEBERRY MUFFIN is a generic term anyone can use for blueberry muffins, but what about for blueberry muffin flavored beer?
- Fashion Law Insight – A Design as Used on Apparel May Not be Registrable as a TrademarkRobert J. English
If you seek to register your graphic design as a trademark for apparel, registration may be refused if your use of the design appears to be merely decorative ornamentation.
We established that cigarette rolling paper size designations are generic.
- 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 enforce our client’s copyrights.
We succesfully represented our client, Major League Baseball Partners, Inc.
The Second Circuit affirms summary judgment for our client.
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Richard Mandel is "a crack litigator who successfully represented the opposers in a recent major trademark dispute between cigarette paper companies"2019 WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals
Deft all-round strategist and resolver of difficult disputes Joel Schmidt is “very hands on, responsive, pragmatic and cost effective” and unanimously considered a “delight to deal with”2019 WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals
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