John focuses on trademark and copyright protection and enforcement, as well as general litigation and corporate law. He counsels clients in the luxury goods, fashion, consumer electronics, sports and entertainment industries in developing nationwide programs to protect and enforce their intellectual property rights.
John has successfully litigated numerous trademark counterfeiting and copyright infringement cases, obtaining injunctive relief as well as millions of dollars in damages. John has also supervised dozens of civil and administrative proceedings under ICANN’s Uniform Dispute Resolution Procedure (UDRP), the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and the Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA).
Considered an expert on anti-counterfeiting issues, John advises federal, state and local law enforcement agencies on procedures to combat the counterfeiting of trademarked goods. He also provides training to these agencies on the identification of counterfeit merchandise.
As co-founder of Gibney’s Online Brand Protection Group, John supervises a team devoted exclusively to protecting and enforcing brand owners’ rights on the internet. He is experienced in drafting and negotiating website development and hosting agreements and advises companies and individuals on new technology, computer and internet-related matters.
John is also the co-founder of Gibney’s Sports Name, Image and Likeness group, which focuses on assisting athletes with contracts, sponsorship, licensing and naming rights agreements, publicity rights, intellectual property protection, business formation and compliance.