Tina Mepani focuses her practice on trademark and copyright law, with a concentration on global brand management in the fashion & luxury goods, entertainment and media industries. Ms. Mepani’s experience includes providing domestic and international trademark counseling, including trademark clearance, prosecution and enforcement, drafting apparel and retail license agreements, and creating and implementing global anti-counterfeiting and anti-cybersquatting programs, including recovery of infringing domain names through ICANN’s domain name dispute resolution policy.
Ms. Mepani worked with the firm as a summer associate. During law school, Ms. Mepani gained valuable experience working in-house for the General Counsel of footwear retailer Stuart Weitzman. She is acknowledged as a research and drafting assistant in Fashion Law: A Guide for Designers, Fashion Executives, and Attorneys by Guillermo C. Jimenez, Barbara Kolsun (Fairchild, 2009), the first fashion law text book published.
Ms. Mepani was recognized in 2017 and each of the three years immediately preceding as a New York “Rising Star” in the area of Intellectual Property by Super Lawyers magazine.
Successfully represented Deluxe Holding, the owner of the POINTER mark for footwear and apparel, in a priority and trademark dispute against BYM, the owner of the POYNTER mark for footwear.
Served as IP counsel in a case in the Delaware Chancery Court. Represented fashion design house, Tory Burch, LLC which brought claims against a former director alleging that its former director competed unfairly against the company by launching a knockoff version of the “Tory Burch” brand created with the company’s confidential information and in violation of his fiduciary duties and contractual obligations. Negotiated the settlement agreement which resolved the case.
J. Christopher Burch v. Tory Burch LLC, et al., No. 7921-CS (Del. Ch., Nov. 5, 2012).
Defended a major distributor of high-end home automation technology against manufacturer’s claims for misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, and tortious interference with contract and prospective economic advantage. The firm successfully defended against the manufacturer’s “scorched-Earth” discovery tactics and the case soon settled for an infinitesimal amount as compared to the manufacturer’s initial damage claim.
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Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D. (2011)
Fashion Institute of Technology, A.A.S., Advertising and Marketing Communications (2006)
Emory University, B.A., Psychology (2005)
New York (2012)
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