Litigation

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The CDAS litigation team zealously and strategically prosecutes and defends claims in and out of court across the country and around the world with an eye towards efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Our litigation group handles copyright and royalty, trademark and unfair competition, false advertising, privacy and publicity, trade secret, contract, commercial and other litigation matters arising from the firm’s core industry areas, including entertainment, art, publishing and media. We have successfully managed litigation matters at all phases for a wide range of clients – from some of the most well-known companies in the world to closely held businesses, individuals and estates. The team includes lawyers who have represented litigants and amicus parties on both sides of the “v” in some of the most complex and cutting-edge intellectual property cases of our time.

We regularly handle trial-level cases and appeals in state and federal court, file and defend against emergency motions, draft and respond to cease-and-desist letters, submit DMCA takedown notices, submit amicus briefs in federal appellate courts and the U.S. Supreme Court, and develop and secure settlements. We are experienced with mediations and arbitrations, including through AAA, JAMS, and IFTA, regulatory investigations, domain name disputes before NAF and WIPO, oppositions and cancellations before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and in developing and leading anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy programs. We also provide litigation-avoidance counseling and intellectual property best practices.

CDAS takes a collaborative approach that provides value, whereby we leverage the experience of the full department while providing the efficiency that is characteristic of smaller firms. Our litigation attorneys bring together a sophisticated skill set that allows them to adeptly handle whatever strategy is best for the case and the client’s goals, be it settlement, filing substantive pretrial motions or litigating the case through trial. And we collaborate closely with our clients so there are no surprises along the way.