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.
Litigation partners Catherine Nyarady and Crystal Parker’s latest intellectual property litigation column, “Registration Requirements for Lanham Act Heads to High Court,” appeared in the September 13 issue of the New York Law Journal.
Litigation partners Catherine Nyarady and Crystal Parker’s latest intellectual property litigation column, “AI-Generated Artwork and Copyright Ownership,” appeared in the November 8 issue of the New York Law Journal.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Kannon Shanmugam, Jaren Janghorbani and Crystal Parker Recognized by The American Lawyer for Second Circuit Victory
Litigation partners Kannon Shanmugam, Jaren Janghorbani and Crystal Parker and their Paul, Weiss team were named sole “Litigator of the Week” runners up by The American Lawyer for their Second Circuit win zeroing out a $570 million damages award against IT services firm Syntel.
- Jonathan H. Ashtor
- Lynn B. Bayard
- Joseph J. Bial
- Walter Brown
- Jay Cohen
- Meredith R. Dearborn
- Andrew G. Gordon
- Brad S. Karp
- Gregory F. Laufer
- Claudine Meredith-Goujon
- Erin J. Morgan
- Catherine Nyarady
- Jessica E. Phillips
- Kannon K. Shanmugam
- Daniel J. Toal
- Darren W. Johnson
- Brian M. Lipshutz
- Simona Xu
- Supreme Court & Appellate Litigation
- IP & Technology Transactions
- Copyright & Trademark Litigation
- Media, Sports & Entertainment
The Supreme Court recently concluded in Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, Inc. v. Goldsmith that the licensing of an Andy Warhol silkscreen portrait for a magazine story, based on a 1981 photograph of musician Prince, was not “fair use” of the photograph and therefore infringed the photographer’s copyright.
Awards & Recognition
Karen Dunn, Bill Isaacson and Jessica Phillips Recognized by The American Lawyer for Oracle Trial Victory
Litigation partners Karen Dunn, Bill Isaacson and Jessica Phillips were recognized alongside co-counsel in The American Lawyer’s “Litigation Daily” column for their high-stakes copyright trial win on July 24 on behalf of Oracle in its long-running business dispute with Rimini Street.
On April 19, litigation partner Katherine Forrest participated in a panel discussion on the use of copyrighted material to train machine learning models, hosted by The Copyright Society’s New York chapter.
Intellectual Property Litigation: Cancellation of U.S. Trademarks Based On Misrepresentation of Source
Litigation partner 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 partner Lewis Clayton'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.