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 and Maja Szumarska Co-Author Article on Ex Parte Seizure Orders

IP attorneys Brian Brokate and Maja Szumarska co-authored the article “Ex Parte Seizure Orders Under 15 U.S.C. § 1116(d) (Section 34 of the Lanham Act): Recent Developments in Case Law.” The article was published in the May–June 2018 issue of The Trademark Reporter. The article provides a summary of recent counterfeiting cases and highlights the
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Angelo Mazza to Moderate INTA Panel

IP Partner Angelo Mazza will be moderating the International Trademark Association (INTA) Webcast “Becoming the CEO of Your Own Career” on May 4, 2018. This 75-minute webcast will feature three attorneys who have started their own IP-focused firms. While the firms vary by size and location, the panel will come some of the common issues,
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IP Partner Angelo Mazza to Speak at IQPC 20th Anti-Counterfeiting & Brand Protection Summit

IP Partner Angelo Mazza is speaking at the IQPC 20th Anti-Counterfeiting & Brand Protection Summit from January 29-31, 2018 in San Francisco. The event brings together brand leaders, customs officials, law enforcement and legal counsel to discuss best practices and strategies for fighting counterfeiters. Angelo serves on the group’s on the 2018 Advisory Board. His
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Brian Brokate and Angelo Mazza to Speak at PLI Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement 2018

IP Chair Brian Brokate will serve as Co-Chair of the Practising Law Institute’s Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement 2018 on January 25, 2018. This program will provide developments on recent copyright and trademark cases, and developments in anticounterfeiting. Brian will also speak on the panel “Anticounterfeiting Update.” Topics will include recent updates on direct liability case
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Brian Brokate to Speak on Trade Dress Protection at PLI’s Intellectual Property Law Institute 2017

Brian Brokate will speak at PLI’s Intellectual Property Law Institute 2017 on October 2, 2017. His session is titled “Latest Developments in the Protection of Trade Dress.” Topics include understanding trade dress enforcement, recent trade dress cases and legal developments, and best practices for protection.  Brian and Gibney associate Maja Szumarska co-authored a chapter in
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