Jeremy advises and litigates on behalf of clients in the areas of advertising, copyright, trademark, right of publicity, and First Amendment. Representative matters include advising a major hotel on trademark use, copyright use, and the evolving role of the First Amendment in advertising and video games; counseling a major fantasy sports website in its launch of pay-to-play, short-duration fantasy sports games; successfully representing a crafting workshop in a trademark infringement action at the Southern District of New York; successfully forcing the competitor of a major medical supply company to cease advertising that included false and/or unsubstantiated claims and copyright infringements; representing clients in copyright litigation at the Western District of New York; representing a renowned jewelry designer in trademark matters before the USPTO; and advising a marketing agency on all fifty states’ regulations governing sweepstakes promotions by wine & spirits distributors.
Jeremy is also an avid writer and regularly publishes articles related to his practice areas. His most recent publications have been on topics such as Trademark Bullying; the Copyright Act's relationship to same-sex marriage laws; and the role of legal norms in standup comedy and other non-traditional, artistic communities. Additionally, Jeremy guest lectured the course “Music, Copyright, and the Intervention of Superior Rights” at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in the Fall of 2012.
During law school, Jeremy interned in the business and legal affairs departments of Comedy Central and Logo, which are both part of MTV Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom. While there, Jeremy worked on drafting talent agreements and production services agreements, and was also involved in reviewing and clearing promos for copyright, trademark, and right of publicity issues. Jeremy was also actively involved on the law school campus, serving as 1L Senator of the Student Bar Association (“SBA”), working as a Notes Editor for the Arts & Entertainment Law Journal, and contributing to the school paper, the Cardozo Jurist. Other activities included participating in the Unemployment Advocacy Center (“UAC”) where he successfully obtained unemployment benefits on behalf of a discharged employee, the Courtroom Advocates Project (“CAP”) where he successfully obtained a full order of protection for an abused spouse, and the Monrad Paulsen Moot Court Competition where he was a finalist.
Finally, Jeremy’s strong interest in intellectual property stems from his many years spent before law school creating his own IP as an actor and comedian. Jeremy wrote and appeared in short films, live sketches, and plays. He found the most success, though, working as a nationally touring comedian. In this capacity, Jeremy performed in clubs and colleges across the country, and made several television appearances on major television networks.