Fourteen Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of New York Metro Super Lawyers, spanning various practice areas including Entertainment & Sports, Media & Advertising, Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation, Non-Profit Organizations and Business & Corporate Law. Each year, only five percent of Manhattan attorneys receive the honor of being named a Super Lawyer. CDAS congratulates attorneys Frederick P. Bimbler, Susan H. Bodine, Timothy J. DeBaets, Robert I. Freedman, Eleanor M. Lackman, Mary E. Rasenberger, Steven R. Masur and Nancy E. Wolff on their selection as “Super Lawyers”, as well as Marc H. Simon, David E. Ashley, Michael J. Zussman, Joshua S. Wolkoff, Scott J. Sholder, and David J. Mazur, who were named in the ‘Rising Stars’ category.
The U.S Copyright Office today released a draft of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition, marking the first major revision to the document in more than two decades. CDAS partner Mary E. Rasenberger acted as project director for the creation of the document, and was responsible for developing and managing the entirety of the draft.
CDAS Partner Kenneth N. Swezey will participate in PLI’s Intellectual Property Institute of 2014 scheduled for September 15-16. Kenneth will discuss Copyright Termination, focusing on joint works, work for hire pre-1978, loan-out corporations, and spec scripts and the Superman cases. See the full schedule and register to attend here.
On Thursday July 24th, Nancy E. Wolff testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet regarding the Subcommittee’s review of the Copyright Act. In particular, Nancy spoke on Congress’s upcoming decision to reconsider remedies for copyright infringement and the potential for setting up new processes to handle copyright claims. Nancy spoke on behalf of a number of visual arts trade associations, including PACA, Digital Media Licensing Association (“PACA”), American Society of Media Photographers (“ASMP”), National Press Photographers Association (“NPPA”), Graphic Artists Guild (“GAG”), North American Nature Photography Association (“NANPA”) and the Professional Photographers of America (“PPA”), detailing the current state of copyright remedies, and explaining the potential benefits of establishing a Copyright Small Claims Court.
Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP is pleased to announce that partner Eleanor M. Lackman was recognized by the prestigious and client-focused Chambers as among just 41 New York lawyers ranked as a “Leading Individual” in the field of “Intellectual Property: Trade Mark and Copyright” in the 2014 edition of Chambers’ Leading Lawyers for Business guide. Continue reading
CDAS partner Eleanor M. Lackman was featured as a guest writer for the Supreme Court of the United States Blog. Her post, “Symposium: Preferring substance over form and nature over manner, Supreme court finds that Aereo runs afoul of the purposes of the Copyright Act,” can be found below and on SCOTUSblog.com. Continue reading
Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard, LLP (CDAS) was proud to have three firm members appear as panelists for this years Media Summit NY. Steven Masur, Kenneth N. Swezey and Simon Pulman each provided unique perspective on an array of topics, and provided attendees with valuable insight and advice. Continue reading