Practice Areas

Intellectual Property

Gibney possesses over 30 years of experience securing and protecting its clients’ intellectual property in the United States and abroad. Our Intellectual Property Practice Group is one of the most innovative law firm practices in the United States. We represent clients from around the world, and create specialized programs customized for their individual needs. From multi-national corporations to start-up businesses, Gibney serves each of its clients with objective, practical and thorough advice, always taking into consideration our clients’ goals and budget. Our attorneys are trained in all aspects of intellectual property protection as well as the prosecution of trademarks and copyrights. Gibney is well known for its specialty in handling all aspects of anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy matters. Gibney’s services further include all internet related matters such domain name protection, cybersquatting, development and compliance in website creation, various aspects of corporate and commercial law, and several other intellectual property matters in the area of Technology.

Gibney’s clients span a wide spectrum of industries, including luxury watches, luxury goods (i.e. jewelry, handbags, clothing), fashion and design, toys, cosmetics, sports and entertainment.

From registration to litigation to corporate transactions, Gibney performs the services needed to obtain, maintain and protect intellectual property rights. We are well versed in trademark and copyright litigation and on behalf of our clients have brought federal and state claims regarding infringement, counterfeiting, licensing, trade dress, unfair competition, dilution, false advertising, false designation of origin and rights of publicity. Gibney handles all other aspects of intellectual property litigation, such as ex parte injunctive relief, including civil seizures, temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctions, declaratory judgments, trials and appeals.

Due to Gibney’s commitment to advancements in Intellectual Property law throughout the world and its involvement with domestic and international intellectual property organizations, we are able to provide our clients with services worldwide.


Attorneys


Brian W. Brokate, Partner
Partner
(212) 705-9808
Peter Cousins, Partner
Partner
(212) 705-9811
Jeffrey E. Dupler, Partner
Partner
(212) 705-9827
Beth Frenchman-Gellman, Senior Counsel
Senior Counsel
(212) 906-3334
John Macaluso, Partner
Partner
(212) 705-9837
Angelo E.P. Mazza, Partner
Partner
(212) 705-9841
Adam W. Sgro, Associate
Associate
(212) 705-9881
Maja Szumarska, Associate
Associate
(212) 705-9823

Recent News Posts


Brian Brokate Co-Chairs PLI’s Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement 2017

Brian Brokate will serve as Co-Chair of the Practising Law Institute’s Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement 2017 on January 20, 2017. This program will provide developments on intellectual property rights enforcement. Brian will speak on the panel “Anticounterfeiting Update.” Topics will include recent updates on direct liability case law, Customs and Border Patrol regulations, US legislations
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ABA Journal Honors Pirated Thoughts as a Top 100 Best Law Blog

On November 23, 2015, editors of the ABA Journal announced they have selected Pirated Thoughts as one of the top 100 best blogs. Pirated Thoughts earned a spot in the ABA Journal’s Blawg 100 in its 9th annual list of the best in blogs about lawyers and the law. “For us, at the ABA Journal,
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Michael Lee to Lecture on 3D Printing and Combatting Counterfeiting

On Thursday, December 3, 2015, Intellectual Property Partner, Michael Lee, will address participants at the 20th Annual Fraud and Anti-Counterfeiting Conference in Toronto, Canada. The three day conference commences on December 2nd and provides attendees with an in-depth understanding of global fraud and counterfeiting. Michael will discuss the legal consequences and updates on the rise
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Recent Developments in Anticounterfeiting Law

Partner and Head of the Intellectual Property Group, Brian W. Brokate, will be speaking at the Fairfield County Bar Association on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 concerning investigative and enforcement strategies, remedies and important anticounterfeiting measures to help a brand owner implement and conduct its anticounterfeiting program. Registration is from 11:45am- 12:00 pm at the Fairfield
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Customs Issues Amendments Concerning Disclosure of Information

On September 18, 2015, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) published a Federal Register notice concerning its adoption of certain amendments to the Final Interim Rule regarding the “Disclosure of Information for Certain Intellectual Property Rights Enforced at the Border”. The amendments allow CBP to disclose information appearing on merchandise or its retail packaging that
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