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Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr., Inc. v. CBS, Inc.
Successfully represented the heirs of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. against CBS Broadcasting Inc. in a highly publicized case before the Eleventh more Featured
Rosa Parks v. LaFace Records
Successfully represented LaFace Records in a lawsuit brought by civil rights icon, Rosa Parks, for naming their Grammy nominated song “Rosa Parks.”  more Featured
SunTrust Bank v. Houghton Mifflin
Represented Houghton Mifflin in a copyright infringement suit prohibiting the publication of the book "The Wind Done Gone" because of alleged more Featured
Universal Furniture International, Inc. v. Collezione Europa USA, Inc.
Represented Universal Furniture International Inc., a home furnishings manufacturer, in a suit against Collezione Europa USA, Inc., a furniture more Featured
Defended copyright challenge of Google's Book Search project
The firm served as lead counsel for Google Inc., in defending copyright infringement lawsuits brought by the Author’s Guild, et al., and separately

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Playboy Enterprises v. Dumas *
Defended widow of artist Patrick Nagel in copyright infringement trial brought by publisher of Playboy magazine and succeeded in establishing more Featured
Copyright infringement defense for LaFace Records
The firm successfully defended LaFace Records and So So Def Productions in a series of lawsuits asserting copyright infringement and other claims more Featured
Calio v. Sofa Express Inc.
Represented Sofa Express Inc. in a copyright infringement case.  In response to the firm's motion to dismiss order, the court rejected the more
Intellectual property litigation and counseling services for a major world chemical producer
Represent a Fortune 500 company and major world producer of chemicals, fibers and plastics, by providing a full range of intellectual more
Halted auction of GRAMMY Award for The National Academy of the Recording Arts & Sciences
Represented The National Academy of the Recording Arts & Sciences, the organization which administers the prestigious GRAMMY award ceremony, in more
Cooper v. Sony Music Entertainment Inc., et al.
Defended Sony Music Entertainment Inc., So So Def Productions and other defendants in a series of lawsuits asserting copyright infringement and other  more
End user contract agreements for major software company
Represented major software company in drafting an End User License Agreement for licensed products and Terms of Service for hosted products. more
Intellectual property counseling for major apparel retailer and wholesaler
Serves as outside intellectual property counsel for international apparel retailer and wholesaler for over 75 years in connection with U.S. and more
Cavalier v. Jim Henson Co., Inc. *
Won summary adjudication on behalf of defendants The Jim Henson Company, Simon & Schuster, Inc. and Viacom Inc. in an idea submission case on the  more
Copyright litigation for global technology provider
Served as lead counsel in representation of global technology provider regarding copyright holder in connection with claim for copyright infringement  more
Copyright litigation for the owner of the rights to the famous Dick and Jane reading primer *
Represented the owner of the rights to the famous Dick and Jane reading primer, a Pearson Education subsidiary, in trademark and copyright litigation  more
Copyright infringement litigation defense for one of the world's leading music companies
Represented one of the world's leading music companies in copyright infringement litigation. Summary judgment was granted in favor of our more
Sandberg and Sikorski Corp. v. Andin International Inc. *
Successfully represented defendant, Andin International Inc., owned by Aya Azrialant, a jewelry designer accused of copyright infringement of a more
Intellectual property portfolio management services for one of the largest apparel companies in the world
Represents one of the largest apparel companies in the world in protecting their hosiery, hosiery machinery, knitwear, casual wear, shoes, lingerie more
Copyright litigation defense for global music publishing company
Represented global music publishing company against a claim involving alleged violations of authors’ moral rights.
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Betz v. Weekley Homes
Successfully settled copyright litigation involving architectural works on behalf of David Weekley Homes. Frank Betz Assocs., Inc. v. more
Asset sale for the Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr. Inc.
Represented Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr. Inc. in the sale of Dr. King's papers to a buyer sponsored by the City of Atlanta. more
Trademark merchandising for Merv Griffin Entertainment *
Represents Merv Griffin Entertainment in trademark and copyright matters including clearance of title for new TV projects and disputes with respect more
Intellectual property protection for a non-profit health care organization
Serves as intellectual property counsel to a non-profit health care organization, including assisting in trademark enforcement, trademark protection more
Faulkner v. National Geographic
As lead amici counsel for more than two dozen academic associations (including the American Association for the Advancement of Science), more
Josh Agle Inc. et al. v. Fusion Entertainment et al.
Successfully obtained trial court order dismissing trademark and copyright infringement claims for Fusion Entertainment with respect to alleged use more
Counsel to Ace Group International, LLC
Provides client counseling relating to brand management, portfolio maintenance, licensing, litigation and copyright matters. more
Blackside Inc. v. Washington University in St. nbc.
Brokered an advantageous settlement agreement for Washington University in St. Louis in a complex copyright infringement action. The case involved more
Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. v. Beukenoord Springboard-Video B.V., et al. *
Working with Dutch counsel, successfully represented Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. in reaffirming its copyright rights under the Berne Convention in the more
Citigroup Global Markets Inc v. James Cass and Hedgeanalyst.com.
Obtained a permanent injunction and almost $1M in damages and attorneys' fees against a web site delivering full copies of proprietary analyst more
Copyright counseling to Charlene Li and other authors
Copyright counseling to Charlene Li and other authors of non-fiction books regarding avoidance of infringement related to prior employment. more
Patent, trademark and copyright advice and counsel for Custom Design WallCovering
Advice and counsel provided in areas of patent, trademark and copyright to Custom Design WallCovering, a designer and supplier of wallcovering more
Copyright and Trademark counseling for Margaret Fishback Powers
Copyright and Trademark enforcement, licensing & counseling regarding the poem "Footprints in the Sand" by Margaret Fishback Powers. more
Copyright dispute for technical and scientific research services company
Represented a technical and scientific research services company in a copyright dispute against a computer software development and consumer products  more
Licensing advice for a software development and system supply company in the i-gaming industry
Represented a software development and system supply company in the i-gaming industry as a licensor in connection with a pan-European software more
Computer software copyright counseling and prosecution for multiple representative clients
Computer software copyright counseling and prosecution for Dolby Laboratories, Nexant, the University of California, and many others. more
Advice for educational media startup *
Advised founder of multilingual educational media startup on copyright, trademark and related matters. more
Trademark and copyright advice and counsel to Laminating Services Inc.
Provide advice and counsel in areas of trademark and copyright to Laminating Services Inc., a global manufacturer and supplier of wallcovering more
Intellectual property advice and counsel for Colour & Design Inc.
Advice and counsel provided in all areas of patent, trademark and copyright to Colour & Design Inc., global manufacturer, designer and supplier more
Copyright enforcement for Masterfile Corporation
Represents Masterfile Corporation, a stock photography licensing company, in copyright enforcement matters and copyright litigation against more
Copyright infringement defense for media publisher *
Represented media publisher defending claims of copyright infringement and hot news misappropriation. more
Trademark and copyright advice for non-profit organizations
Provide trademark and copyright advice and registration for hundreds of non-profit organizations located in the communities in which we work. more
Trademark and copyright counsel to Patty Madden Inc.
Provide advice and counsel to Patty Madden Inc., leading designer of wallcovering patterns, including trademark and copyright counsel, licensing  more
Summit Entertainment LLC v. Daiana Santia
Represent Summit Entertainment in this copyright infringement and computer fraud and abuse act case brought against a hacker who had breached servers  more
Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC v. Zoomba LDC and www.shoppsjailbreak.com
Represented Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC in a copyright and DMCA infringement litigation involving its PlayStation® family and more. more
Music licensing negotiation and advice
The firm drafts and negotiates music copyright licenses and other rights clearances for two major international apparel companies in connection with more
Cabell v. Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc.
Served as lead counsel in representing Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., actor/writer Adam Sandler and writer Judd Apatow, et al., in a copyright, more
Licensing advice for a software development and system supply company in the i-gaming industry
The firm served as lead counsel in representing a software development and system supply company in the i-gaming industry as licensor in connection more
Star Patrol Enterprises Inc. v. Saban Entertainment Inc.
Represented Saban Entertainment, Inc. against a complaint for copyright infringement, breach of contract, inducing breach of contract, and more
DC Comics; Time Warner; Disney Enterprises, Inc.; and Nike Inc. v. Steven Koh
Represented DC Comics, Disney, Nike, and Warner Bros. in a lawsuit against a swap meet owner and its vendors based on the sale of counterfeit and more
Josh Agle Inc. et al. v. Fusion Entertainment et al.
Successfully obtained trial court order dismissing trademark and copyright infringement claims for Fusion Entertainment with respect to alleged use more
Fonovisa Inc. v. Cherry Auction Inc. (Representing The International Anticounterfeiting Coalition Inc.)
Represented the International Anticounterfeiting Coalition, Inc. in the Ninth Circuit and filed an Amicus Brief on behalf of numerous intellectual more
Trademark counsel for major soft drink manufacturer *
Internet counseling and litigation, including content and domain name disputes and enforcement actions.

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Esbin & Alter LLP v. Zappier et al.
Retained to defend independent software developer on a pro bono basis against former law firm employer that alleged copyright infringement, fraud, more
Paramount Pictures Corporation v. Piche
Represented Paramount Pictures Corporation in copyright litigation. Paramount and Universal had plans to launch trailers for summer tent-pole films more
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. v. Bleem LLC
Represented plaintiff in action involving use of copyrighted screen shots in comparative advertising and misappropriation of trade secrets.

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Trademark applications for game and toy manufacturer *
Successfully opposed trademark applications and cancelled trademarks on behalf of major game and toy manufacturer. more
The Prudential Insurance Company of America v. Actuate Corp.
Represented Actuate Corporation in copyright, breach of contract, and unfair competition litigation for unlicensed use of software. The Prudential more
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University v. Hokie Real Estate Inc.
Successfully defended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in trademark infringement litigation against Hokie Real more
Summary judgment win for manufacturer of fabricated textile products *
Served as co-lead counsel for defendant, a manufacturer of textile products and fasteners for major retailers, and successfully obtained summary more
MB Technologies Inc. v. Oracle Corporation et al.
Represented Oracle Corporation (Oracle) against claims of copyright infringement of its technology to build user interfaces. The case involved more
RJF International Corporation et al. v. U.S. Vinyl Mfg.
Successfully represented copyright owner and designer of wallcovering patterns against infringer manufacturer. After discovery, the matter was more
Digital Millennium Copyright Act defense for jewelry designer
Successful defense of jewelry designer in response to DMCA takedown notice from competitor. more
Copyright ownership for Romare Bearden Foundation
Represented the Romare Bearden Foundation in resolving issues concerning ownership of the copyrights of the late artist's work. more Case Study
Representation of home furnishings retailer in copyright and trademark infringement
Defended leading home furnishings retailer in copyright and trademark infringement action. more
Copyright infringement litigation for global mobility company
Defended a global mobility company in copyright infringement litigation alleging that mobile network carriers were liable for unauthorized sharing of

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Trademark and copyright advice and counsel for Economic Development Resource Guide
Advice and counsel in areas of patent, trademark and copyright to Economic Development Resource Guide, a provider of state-of-the-art consulting more
National Broadcasting Co. v. Sonnabend *
Successfully tried copyright infringement case brought by NBC against a videotape distributor selling unauthorized copies of an acclaimed 1950s more
Copyright advice and counsel to Design Tex Inc.
Provide advice and counsel in areas of copyright to Design Tex Inc., a global manufacturer and supplier of wallcovering products, in connection with more
Trademark and copyright litigation for toy and game manufacturer *
Represented major toy and game manufacturer in federal suit and DMCA action against online trademark and copyright infringer, successfully removing more
Fabric design copyright litigation for Spectravest Inc.
Represented Spectravest, Inc., an apparel manufacturer, in more than 100 cases and more than 50 TRO's granted. more
Counsel for First Data Corporation
Counseled First Data Corporation on "clean room" software development project.
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Trademark counsel for a leading financial institution
Provide trademark, copyright and Internet counseling, litigation and other enforcement representation, and portfolio management for a leading more
Trademark, copyright and anti-counterfeiting services for Levi Strauss & Co.
Represents Levi Strauss & Co. (Levi) for setting brand enforcement strategies, distribution policies (including gray marketing), more
Trademark clearance and registration for Interface Inc.
The firm advises leading international carpet manufacturer Interface, Inc. on matters involving trademark clearance, trademark portfolio management, more
Builder MT LLC v. Zybertech Construction Software Services, et al.
Obtained dismissal of all claims in software-related contract and copyright dispute.

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Copyright infringement and theft of trade secrets for corporate education and training company *
Represented corporate education and training company asserting theft of trade secrets and copyright infringement claims for copying website against more
Trademark and copyright advice for Bryan Keith Design LLC
Provide trademark and copyright advice and counsel to Bryan Keith Design LLC, a leading designer of bedding collections and designs, including the more
Time Warner Entertainment Company et al. v. Golden Touch Inc., et al.
Filed complaints and applications for temporary restraining orders and seizure orders against various retailers, wholesalers, and importers of more
DC Comics Inc. v. Unlimited Monkey Business Inc.
Represented DC Comics Inc., an AOL Time Warner subsidiary, in a copyright infringement suit in which summary judgment was granted on the grounds that  more
Advertising counsel to well-known travel accommodations website
Advise leader in the discount travel industry on copyright, trademark, and right of publicity issues in on-air commercial advertising and represent more
True Fit Corp. v. True & Co.
The firm defeated a motion for a preliminary injunction brought by True Fit against our client True & Co., an e-commerce lingerie retailer that more
Boston Copyright Assoc., Ltd. v. U-Haul Int’l Inc.
Represented U-Haul in a case brought by Boston Copyright Associates LLC, which claims to own the U.S. copyrights in Hummel figurines, for using a more
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. v. Filipiak
Successfully represented Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., a computer software company, in a copyright infringement more
Masterfile Corporation v. Development Partners Inc.
Served as lead counsel for Masterfile Corporation, a stock photography licensing company, in copyright infringement litigation against a company that  more
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. v. Connectix Corporation
Represented plaintiff in copyright infringement action dealing with issues of fair use in the context of reverse engineering and intermediate more
Copyright litigation for a leading jewelry design firm *
Represented a leading jewelry design firm in connection with copyright litigations filed against numerous infringers of client's valuable copyrights. more
Trademark counsel for a leading financial institution
Provide international and domestic trademark portfolio management, and trademark counseling for a leading financial institution. more
Breach of exclusive license agreement litigation for Research and Development firm *
Successfully defended major medical device and pharmaceutical research and development firm from patentee’s $160M arbitration breach of best efforts more
eSoft Inc. v. RuleSpace LLC
Defended software developer, Rule Space LLC, against claims by competitor that our client infringed copyright by purchasing and using competitor's more
Weinrib v. Williams-Sonoma Inc., Pottery Barn Inc. and West Elm Inc.
Represented Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn and West Elm in copyright litigation. Plaintiff settled after defendants filed for summary judgment. Weinrib more
Copyright licensing negotiations for not-for-profit ballet company *
Represents, on a pro bono basis, a not-for-profit ballet company in copyright licensing negotiations with choreographer’s trust and public television  more
Defend Sofa Mart, LLC from claims of copyright infringement arising from fabric designs used in fabric for upholstering furniture
The firm served as lead counsel for Sofa Mart, LLC in the Western District of Wisconsin defending against claims of copyright infringement from more
Marvel Enterprises and Funimation Productions v. New Image Sportswear Co.
Obtained an ex parte temporary restraining order and seizure order and seized thousands of infringing shirts on behalf of Marvel, the owners  more
Design Tex Group Inc., et al. v. U.S. Vinyl Manufacturing Corp., et al.
Successfully represented Design Tex Group, Inc., copyright owner and designer of wallcovering patterns, against infringer manufacturer, and initially  more
Resolved copyright infringement and false advertising dispute
Successfully represented major medical supply company in forcing competitor to cease advertising that included false and/or unsubstantiated claims more
Design Tex and Patty Madden v. Fidelity Industries et al.
Successfully represented Design Tex Group, Inc., copyright owner and designer of wallcovering patterns, against infringer manufacturer. The matter more
Ice Cream Distributors of Evansville v. Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream Inc., et al.
We represented Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream, Inc. in litigation filed by a former distributor of Dreyer's products alleging violations of the Sherman and  more
Rogue Wave Software Inc. v. Nexant Inc. et al.
Defended software licensee for Nexant, Inc. against claims of copyright infringement arising from alleged use of software outside of scope of more
Copyright infringement litigation for Internet service provider
Successfully defended to settlement a copyright infringement case involving our client, an Internet service provider. more
Zehren and Associates Inc. et al. v. Braeburn Real Estate Development LLC et al.
Defended Braeburn Real Estate Development against architect in connection with copyright infringement claims pertaining to architectural works.

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Copyright enforcement for Broadcast Music Inc. et al.
Successfully represented Broadcast Music Inc., recording artists, publishing companies, and a performance rights society in a series of copyright more
Trademark and copyright advice and counsel for RJF Manufacturing
Provide advice and counsel in areas of trademark and copyright to global manufacturer, designer and supplier of wallcovering products, including more
Computer Access Technology Corporation v. Catalyst Enterprises Inc.
Represented defendant, an electronic testing equipment manufacturer, in copyright, trade dress and unfair competition trial. Matter settled more
Trademark and copyright representation for a Fortune 100 financial services company
Represents a Fortune 100 financial services company in trademark license negotiations and copyright issues. more
Trademark and copyright infringement litigation for Internet retail business
Successfully litigated to settlement a trademark and copyright infringement case for our client, an Internet retail business. more
Copyright infringement against music, video, book and entertainment retailer
Represented defendants against claims that search engine capabilities rendered them liable for copyright infringement. more
Advice and Strategy Concerning Use of Pre-1978 Copyrights
The firm advises companies on issues concerning enforcement of rights in copyrighted works created prior to the January 1, 1978 effective date of the  more
Software licenses and agreements negotiation for Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Inc.
Represents Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Inc., a global consumer product testing company, in connection with software licenses and agreements, more
DC Comics v. John Does 1-10
Represented DC Comics in this copyright infringement case filed against an unknown leaker of unreleased images from “The Watchmen” comic. DC Comics more
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. v. Divineo
Served as co-counsel in representing Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. in a copyright infringement action. The defendants had violated more
Williams-Sonoma Inc. v. Tradewinds Textiles Inc. and Tuesday Morning Corp.
Represented Williams-Sonoma in case alleging trademark and copyright infringement as well as unfair competition claims against home goods more
Copyright infringement advice for a software development company
Represented a software development company with copyright infringement matters. more
Rank v. Harper Collins Publishers Inc., et al.
Defended HarperCollins Publishers, one of the world’s largest book publishers, against allegations of copyright infringement brought by a more
Trademark and copyright enforcement for Formula One
Represents Formula One World Championship in various matters enforcing its intellectual property rights in the United States. more
Patent and copyright advice and counsel to Comverse Technology Inc./Comverse Inc. 
Provide patent, trademark and copyright advice and counsel to Comverse Technology Inc., a leading mobile telecommunications software provider, more
Copyright infringement for musician
Served as lead counsel in representing a musician for copyright infringement and related claims against defendant website asserting ownership over more
Copyright action brought against scientific, engineering and technology applications company
Defended scientific, engineering, and technology applications company against copyright claims brought by a quasi-governmental entity of Russia.

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Copyright and trademark counseling for LeapFrog Enterprises Inc.
Copyright and trademark counseling regarding graphic and font designs, photographs, text, music, etc. for LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. more
Trademark and copyright counseling for a voice and electronic brokerage firm
Provides trademark, copyright and Internet counseling, litigation and other enforcement representation and trademark portfolio management for a voice  more
Apple Computer Inc. v. Psystar Corporation
Obtained summary judgment and a permanent injunction against a computer company utilizing Apple’s copyrighted operating system software on non-Apple more
Trademark and copyright counsel for an online retail company *
Represented an online retail company as its trademark and copyright counsel with respect to start up and operation of consumer to consumer option more
Ellison Educational Equipment Inc. v. QuicKutz
Represented plaintiff in patent inventorship, copyright and trademark matter in the Central District of California. The matter settled more
Intellectual property litigation for JA Apparel Corp
After filing demand for arbitration, and conducting mediation, obtained favorable settlement for JA Apparel Corp., a leading men’s more
Trademark and copyright counseling for one of nation's largest pharmaceutical companies
Represented one of nation's largest pharmaceutical companies in trademark and copyright counseling including world wide preliminary clearance of more
Capitol Records, Inc. v. Naxos of America, Inc.
Represented leading independent music label with litigation and mediation in connection with claims brought by music label relating to pre-1972 music  more
Breach of contract and copyright infringement litigation for manufacturer of business intelligence software
Represent a manufacturer of business intelligence software, in breach of contract and copyright infringement litigation. The defendants are  more
NTN Buzztime Inc. v. Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
Obtained a favorable settlement for Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA), an electronic gaming products company, in this case before more
Breach of contract litigation against TV production company *
Won verdict after trial for television production company in breach of contract action brought by former work-for-hire employee. more
Design Tex Group, Inc. v. U.S. Vinyl Manufacturing Corp. *
Successfully represented Design Tex Inc. and designer Patty Madden in a copyright infringement action.  The District Court granted summary more
Copyright infringement action for public company
Defended public company against copyright infringement action involving musical composition used in Super Bowl advertisement. more
Golan et al v. Ashcroft et al.
Represented plaintiffs in action involving copyright restoration under the Uruguay Round Agreements Act. Golan, et al. v. Ashcroft, et al more
Copyright and trademark advice for a manufacturer of cameras, paper and imaging equipment *
Represented a manufacturer of cameras, paper and imaging equipment, from 1999-2002, in obtaining rights to Internet technology and software related more
Brayton Purcell LLP v. Recordon & Recordon
Represented Brayton Purcell LLP in a copyright infringement case brought to protect our client’s proprietary website material, successfully obtained more
Colour & Design Inc. v. U.S. Vinyl Manufacturing Corporation et al.
Successfully represented Colour & Design, Inc., copyright owner and designer of wallcovering patterns, against infringer manufacturer. After  more
Copyright infringement litigation for Arista Records and Outkast *
Obtained summary judgment victory for Arista Records and recording artist Outkast against claims for joint authorship and copyright infringement. more
Copyright and trademark infringement litigation for a Fortune 500 brewery
Represented a leading Fortune 500 brewery and obtained injunctive and other relief against fifteen companies and individuals in trademark more
Dees v. Saban Entertainment Inc.
Represented Saban Entertainment Inc. (Saban) against claims of copyright infringement, unfair competition, and breach of contract. The more
Dudnikov et al. v. MGA Entertainment Inc.
Represented MGA Entertainment Inc., the owners of the Bratz property, in one of the first cases to address allegations of a wrongful ISP takedown more
Nancy Garen v. Steven Feder (ADA "Miss Cleo")
Represented the author of a Tarot card reading book against the operators of a 900 number line made famous by the “Miss Cleo” television more
Laminating Services Inc. v. U.S. Vinyl Mfg.
Successfully represented Laminating Services, Inc., copyright owner and designer of wallcovering patterns, against infringer manufacturer. After more
Copyright advice and counsel to Steelcase Inc.
Provided advice and counsel in areas of copyright to Steelcase, Inc., global manufacturer and supplier of furniture and wall covering products, in more
Cosa Instrument Corp. v. Hobré Instruments BV
Served as lead counsel in representing Cosa Instrument Corporation, an industrial machinery and equipment wholesaler, against claims by a competitor more
Trademark and copyright counseling services to Cerulean Studios LLC
Provides trademark and copyright counseling services to Cerulean Studios LLC, leading developer of instant messaging related software products. more
License negotiations and intellectual property counseling for Patty Madden Inc.
Represents Patty Madden Inc., a well-known wall covering designer, in drafting and conducting license negotiations in connection with branding of the  more
Intellectual property advice for international confectionary maker *
Advised international confectionary maker with regard to intellectual property issues arising in the use of its products in user-generated and more
Copyright enforcement for Broadcast Music Inc. et al.
Successfully represented Broadcast Music Inc., recording artists, publishing companies, and a performance rights society in a series of copyright more
Zynga Inc. v. Vostu USA Inc. et al.
Represented Zynga Inc. in multinational lawsuits against Vostu. Zynga alleged that Vostu had launched on a Brazilian social networking site several more
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc. v. Garcia et al.
Represented Sony Computer Entertainment America in action to stop the unlawful distribution of “modding” devices and pirated video games. Sony more
Jim Henson Productions, Inc. v. John T. Brady & Associates *
Represented the plaintiff, defeating the defendant's claim to own copyright and trademark rights in two early characters created by Jim Henson at more
Broadcast Music Inc. v. Club Southern Burlesque Inc.
Represented Broadcast Music Inc. ("BMI") in a copyright infringement case.  Judgment was granted in favor of BMI for “vicarious” more
Hustlers, Inc. v. Thomason
Defended Sanctuary Records in a copyright suit.  The court granted Sanctuary's motion to dismiss the on the grounds that Sanctuary held a license more
Trademark and copyright counseling for a global financial services firm *
Provides trademark, copyright and Internet counseling, litigation and other enforcement representation management for a global financial firm. more
Trademark, copyright and Internet counseling for financial management and advisory company
Provides trademark, copyright and Internet counseling, litigation and other enforcement representation and portfolio management for a financial more
Copyright counseling and prosecution for Williams-Sonoma Inc.
Copyright counseling and prosecution of graphic, sculptural and architectural building designs for Williams-Sonoma, Inc. more
Online enforcement program
Established one of the first comprehensive Internet monitoring and enforcement programs, and we currently direct numerous international online more
Trademark, copyright and anti-counterfeiting services for Levi Strauss & Co.
Represents Levi Strauss & Co. (Levi) for setting brand enforcement strategies, distribution policies (including gray marketing), more
Copyright infringement for Gerson & Gerson Inc. *
Successfully represented Gerson & Gerson, Inc., a children’s clothing designer, in a copyright infringement case relating to the defendant making  more
Patent and trademark advice for a Fortune 200 global consumer goods company
Represents a Fortune 200 global consumer goods corporation and provides advice related to protecting their food production processes and more
Copyright litigation against U.S. municipality
Served as lead counsel in litigation against a U.S. municipality for violation of moral rights in a public sculpture by Lee Roy Champagne. more

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Universal Furniture International, Inc. v. Collezione Europa USA, Inc.
Represented Universal Furniture International Inc., a home furnishings manufacturer, in a suit against Collezione Europa USA, Inc., a furniture more
SunTrust Bank v. Houghton Mifflin
Represented Houghton Mifflin in a copyright infringement suit prohibiting the publication of the book "The Wind Done Gone" because of alleged more
Rosa Parks v. LaFace Records
Successfully represented LaFace Records in a lawsuit brought by civil rights icon, Rosa Parks, for naming their Grammy nominated song “Rosa Parks.”  more
Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr., Inc. v. CBS, Inc.
Successfully represented the heirs of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. against CBS Broadcasting Inc. in a highly publicized case before the Eleventh more

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