The Pitfalls & Practicalities of Intellectual Property (IP) Protection

Join NYWIFT and the law firm Moses & Singer for a discussion on best practices for Intellectual Property (IP). Presented by a panel of Moses & Singer LLP attorneys, topics will cover: how to protect your content and avoid infringing the content of others; the pros/cons of creating an entity to create, license and exploit content; the differences between copyrights and trademarks; and how to minimize the risk of litigation.


Elizabeth A. Corradino is Co-Chair of Moses & Singer’s Advertising, Intellectual Property, Internet/Technology and Entertainment and Sports practice groups. Corradino’s diverse practice focuses on solving the legal and business issues affecting content creators and distributors in all forms of media and entertainment. She assists advertisers, advertising agencies, public relations firms, professional sports leagues, and entertainment and media companies with transactions involving all aspects of content creation and exploitation. Corradino also counsels clients with respect to the clearance, protection and enforcement of intellectual property and advises individuals and companies on transactions as diverse as sponsorship and endorsement agreements, live events, promotion and experiential marketing.

Lindsay R. Kaplan is a partner in Moses & Singer’s Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions group. Kaplan’s practice includes advising clients in connection with the structuring, negotiation, and execution of complex transactions across an array of industries, including advertising, media and entertainment. She has significant experience counseling businesses in all growth stages, from formation and early stages to representing them in connection with financings, successful exits and M&A acquisitions. Kaplan also advises on general corporate and commercial matters, including company formation and incorporation, internal structuring and governance, operating/shareholder agreements, employment/compensation arrangements, non-competes, severance agreements, and general business matters/commercial contracts.

David Rabinowitz, Co-Chair of Moses & Singer’s Litigation practice group and a member of its Intellectual Property and Law Firm Management practice groups, has been a partner with the firm since 1985. Rabinowitz has a broad commercial litigation and litigation counseling practice. In the area of intellectual property, he has represented entertainment, sports and media companies, as well as talent and rights owners on matters concerning contracts and licenses, copyright, trademark and unfair competition, right of publicity, and defamation and related free speech issues. Kaplan has also represented both employers and employees in disputes concerning employment agreements, termination of employment and employment discrimination.

Deborah L. Shapiro is a partner in Moses & Singer’s Intellectual Property practice group. Shapiro represents clients in sports, entertainment, media, banking, casinos and art in connection with the clearance, procurement, registration, exploitation and enforcement of their intellectual property rights. She provides clients with guidance on matters concerning trademark infringement, domestic and international trademark enforcement, and transactions affecting intellectual property rights. She routinely supervises foreign attorneys in trademark proceedings in foreign courts and administrative agencies, providing strategic guidance with respect to multi-jurisdictional conflicts. Shapiro also represents numerous clients in administrative actions before the US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.


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September 26 @ 6:30pm
6:30 pm — 8:00 pm (1h 30′)

The Chrysler Building 405 Lexington Avenue 12th Fl. (Between 42nd and 43rd Streets)


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