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Legal 500 United States 2019 edition named CLL nationally in Tier 1 for Copyright Law and Tier 2 for Trademark Litigation, Prosecution, Portfolio Management and Licensing

05.30.2019

The Legal 500 United States 2019 named CLL nationally as a Top-Tier firm in Tier 1 for Copyright law. 

The 'outstanding IP boutique' Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, PC is particularly strong in contentious matters relating to book publishing, music and fashion designs. Jonathan King is one of three who leads the team and focuses primarily on the music industry. Fellow practice head Richard Mandel has a similar focus on music and acted for Capitol Records in its litigation against the online marketplace ReDigi, which allowed the resale of digital music purchased from iTunes. Also leading the team is Eric Shimanoff, who has litigated cases involving magazine publishing, video games and music. Counsel Richard Dannay is another key figure and particularly prominent in book publishing litigation. Elsewhere, Thomas Kjellberg assisted Rhinestone Jewelry Corporation with the enforcement of the copyright for its designs of tiaras and crowns. Also recommended is Joel Karni Schmidt, who is an 'outstanding lawyer', 'always available' and 'very friendly and attentive'. Other notable clients include Penguin Random House and Eli Lilly.

It also recommended the firm in Tier 2 for Trademark Litigation:

Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, PC delivers ‘top-notch services with outstanding expertise’, acting on ‘all types of complex issues relating to trademark litigation’. Co-head Richard Mandel is representing Sony Pictures Television in a trademark infringement and dilution action; the matter concerns the introduction of a new beer named ‘BREAKING BUD’ by a craft brewery, the logo format of which is argued to resemble that of the client’s Breaking Bad television series. In another case highlight, Mary Kevlin successfully acted for Major League Baseball Properties in trademark cancellation proceedings against the supplemental registration of ‘MAJOR LEAGUE ZOMBIE HUNTER & Design’. Eric Shimanoff and Jonathan King also lead the team, which includes the ‘outstanding lawyer and advocate’ Joel Karni Schmidt, the ‘responsive and thorough’ Deborah Squiers and the ‘deeply knowledgeable’ Jeffrey Epstein. The firm is based in New York.

It also recommended the firm in Tier 2 for Trademark Prosecution, Portfolio Management and Licensing

The practice at New York-based Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, PC is praised for its ‘excellent’ attorneys, ‘client-oriented’ service and ‘outstanding expertise’. It acts on the full range of domestic and international trademark prosecution matters and is jointly led by Lynn Fruchter and the ‘highly responsive’ Deborah Squiers. Fruchter recently acted for Sony Pictures Entertainment, supervising international trademark registrations for the merchandising of Jumanji, Men in Black and Ghostbusters. In another highlight, the 'outstanding' Jeffrey Epstein handled the searching, clearance and filing program for the worldwide rebranding of Liberty Interactive Corporation as Qurate Retail. Other recommended names are Mary KevlinWilliam Borchard and the ‘very friendly and attentive’ Joel Karni Schmidt.

Its elite “Leading Lawyers” list of outstanding lawyers nationwide Legal 500 2019 named Richard Dannay for Copyright and William Borchard for Trademarks.

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