CDAS Attorneys Named “Super Lawyers” for 2014

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.

CDAS Partner Mary E. Rasenberger Acknowledged As U.S. Copyright Office Releases Draft Compendium

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.

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Nancy E. Wolff Testifies Before the House Judiciary Committee

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.

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CDAS Partner Eleanor M. Lackman Ranked as Leading Lawyer in Chambers 2014 USA Guide

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