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Intellectual Property

Kirsch & Niehaus also represents clients in a wide range of intellectual property disputes. The firm handles copyright and trademark infringement matters, Lanham Act claims, complex software development and licensing disputes, and trade secret and proprietary information misappropriation.  Clients range from large advertising and media enterprises, consumer products companies, to individual or not for profit creators.

Grecco v. Ruthie Davis, Inc. (S.D.N.Y.)

Represent designer of high-end celebrity shoes against copyright infringement claims by fashion photographer for posting photos from celebrity magazine photo shoot.

Juice Creative Group, LLC v. UncommonGood, Inc.  (D. Conn.)

Represent brand and digital agency in claims against former client and partner for fraud and copyright infringement of robust and feature rich web-based application built by agency.

Innovation Africa v. American Trademark Pictures  (JAMS arbitration)

Represent not-for-profit organization in asserting claims of breach of contract, copyright infringement and fraud in connection with commissioned promotional feature about organization’s work in Africa.


Hermes, Inc. v. Thursday Friday, Inc. (S.D.N.Y.)

Represent manufacturer of parody canvas tote bag bearing images of haute couture handbags against trademark and copyright infringement claims.

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