• Thomas  Kjellberg
  • Practices


    Information Technology

    Intellectual Property


  • Education

    Fordham University School of Law (JD 1998, Nathan Burkan Memorial Writing Competition - First Place)

    Wayne State University (BFA 1975)

  • Bar & Court Admissions

    United States Supreme Court

    New York

    United States Court of Appeals - Second Circuit

    United States Distric Courts - Southern, Eastern Districts of New York

  • Thomas Kjellberg


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    • 114 West 47th Street, NY 10036-1525 Ph: 212.790.9202Fax: 212.575.0671
    Tom practices in the areas of copyright, trademarks and right of publicity, including counseling and litigation for clients in a wide variety of industries including publishing, film, music and software.  He speaks and writes regularly on copyright, and is co-author, with Bob Clarida, of the annual review of copyright decisions published each year in the Journal of the Copyright Society of the USA, and delivered at the Copyright Society's annual meeting. Tom is a past Trustee of the Society. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at New York University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies, where he teaches Copyright Law, and has also taught an intellectual property course in Fordham University's Department of Media Studies.   


    • Penguin Group (USA) Inc. v. Steinbeck, 537 F.3d 193 (2d Cir. 2008)
    • Silverstein v. Penguin Putnam, Inc., 368 F.3d 77 (2d Cir. 2004); 522 F. Supp. 2d 579 (S.D.N.Y. 2007)
    • Bill Graham Archives v. Dorling Kindersley Limited Ltd., 448 F.3d 605 (2d Cir. 2006)
    • Hudson v. Universal Pictures Corp., 70 U.S.P.Q.2d 1727 (E.D.N.Y. 2004)

    Articles & Speeches

      • Speeches
        • Copyright Annual Review
        • Copyrights and Technology in the University:  Who Owns What and What You Can Use; June 28, 2000, City University of New York Graduate School and University Center; sponsored by Office of the General Counsel
        • Teaching and Technology:  Legal Guidelines for Higher Education in the Electronic Age; March 24, 2000, State University of New York, College at Oneonta; co-sponsored by the Copyright Society of the U.S.A.

    Honors & Awards

    • Named in The Best Lawyers in America (2013 to date)
    • Named in The Legal 500 -Intellectual Property - Trademarks, Litigation (2015)
    • Named in The Legal 500 -Intellectual Property - Copyright (2015)


      • New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA) - Co-Chair, Copyright Committee
      • Adjunct Assistant Professor (Copyright Law), New York University
      • School of Continuing and Professional Studies
      • American Bar Association - Forum on Intellectual Property Law