Copyright & Trademark Litigation
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As digital technology and the online environment transform the distribution and use of intellectual property, our Copyright & Trademark group is on the front lines in protecting and enforcing our clients’ most important creative assets. Our trial-tested team represents a wide range of clients, from entrepreneurs to major corporations, from playwrights to media giants, and from individual songwriters to the country’s largest performing rights organizations.
Awards & Recognition
Bill Isaacson and Jessica Phillips Recognized by The American Lawyer for Oracle Copyright Infringement Victory
Litigation partners Bill Isaacson and Jessica Phillips, alongside co-counsel at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, were recognized by The American Lawyer’s “Litigation Daily” column for winning a crucial contempt order and sanctions on behalf of Oracle against Rimini Street in a long-running copyright infringement dispute over Rimini’s software support services.
Intellectual Property Litigation: Cancellation of U.S. Trademarks Based On Misrepresentation of Source
Litigation partners Eric Stone and Catherine Nyarady’s latest intellectual property litigation column, “Cancellation of US Trademarks Based On Misrepresentation of Source,” appeared in the March 9 issue of the New York Law Journal.
U.S. Supreme Court Holds That Plaintiffs Need Not Prove “Willful” Conduct to Recover Profits in Trademark Infringement Suits
On April 23, 2020, the United States Supreme Court held that a plaintiff who proves a trademark infringement claim under the Lanham Act does not need to prove that the defendant acted “willfully” to recover profits from the defendant’s infringement.
Litigation partners Lewis Clayton and Eric Stone’s latest intellectual property litigation column, “Supreme Court to Decide Willful Trademark Infringement Issue,” appeared in the November 13 issue of the New York Law Journal.
The Supreme Court Holds That the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s “Likelihood of Confusion” Decisions Are Eligible for Issue Preclusion in Federal Court
The Supreme Court of the United States issued an important decision in B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc.