Overview

Meichelle practices in the IP and litigation fields and counsels clients on a wide range of intellectual property including trademarks, trade dress, licensing, copyrights, domain names and e-commerce.  She also handles commercial and corporate disputes. 

Her clients include large and small companies in the fashion, finance, publishing, sports and food and beverage industries. 

Meichelle is also an Adjunct Professor at New York University, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, where she teaches International Intellectual Property Law.

Honors & Recognitions

"Meichelle MacGregor is 'a first-rate litigator and counsellor who recently won a Client Choice award for trademark practice in New York'." 2019 WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals

"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

Client Choice Award: Intellectual Property: Trademarks in New York (2018), recognizes Meichelle MacGregor for excellence in client service in the field of Intellectual Property, Trademarks

Community & Professional Activities

  • New York State Bar Association - Member
  • New York County Lawyers Association - Member
  • American Bar Association - Member

Experience

Experience

  • Meichelle has extensive experience in both state and federal courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Counsels and litigates for clients on a wide variety of trademark, trade dress, domain name, licensing and e-commerce disputes 
  • Clients include Starr Companies, H. Best (2(X)IST), Sandvik AB and others in the fashion, finance, publishing, food and beverage industries, manufacturing, mining and chemical industries.
  • Meichelle is also an Adjunct Professor at New York University, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, where she teaches International Intellectual Property Law
Prior Employment

Hon. Bernard J. Fried, Acting Supreme Court Justice, New York County, Law Clerk (1994 - 96)

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Speaking Engagements

  • Higher Education and IP Law, US Trademarks, DIFI - Danish Institute of Immaterial Science Education (December 2018)
    12.2018
  • Speech: Recent Fashion Industry Cases, at CLL's Fashion Seminar, Fashion Technology & the Internet (June 13, 2013)
    06.13.2013
  • Speech: Recent Industry Cases, at CLL Restaurant, Food & Hospitality Industry Seminar entitled Eating, Sleeping & Tweeting (November 16, 2010)
    11.16.2010
  • Guest lecturer on 'Domain Names' at New York University, School of Continuing and Professional Studies (Fall 2009)
    Fall 2009

Publications

Cases

Cases

  • Edible Arrangements International, LLC and Edible Arrangements, LLC v. 1-800-Flowers.com, Inc. and 800-Flowers.com, Inc. et al.,Case No. 3:14-cv-01744 (D. Conn. 2014).: Represented Plaintiffs in trademark infringement action alleging that Defendants’ use of various marks, keywords and designs infringed Plaintiffs trademarks and trade dress.
  • Edible Arrangements International, LLC and Edible Arrangements, LLC v. Provide Commerce, Inc., Case No. 3:14-cv-00250-VLB (D. Conn. 2014).  Represented Plaintiffs in infringement and related claims based on Defendant’s use of keywords containing Plaintiffs’ trademarks.
  • Debijou, Inc. v. Bachouro, et. al., Index No. 08-600436 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. County 2009). Successfully defended client against breach of contract claims and obtained an award of sanctions and attorneys' fees against plaintiff.
  • Wallach v. Longevity Network, Ltd., (C.D. Cal. 2006). Successfully defended appeal of TTAB order canceling Plaintiff's registration for the mark AMERICAN LONGEVITY and prosecuted counterclaims for trademark infringement and unfair competition resulting in $3.1 million verdict.
  • Henegan Construction Co., Inc. v. Heneghan Contracting Corp., 63 U.S.P.Q. 2d 1984 (S.D.N.Y. 2002). Successfully prosecuted  claim for trademark infringement and unfair competition.

Education

Brooklyn Law School (JD 1994, magna cum laude; Brooklyn Journal of International Law)

State University of New York at Binghamton (BA)

Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
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