Feirman’s primary practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, with experience handling all stages of cases involving copyrights, trademarks, false advertising, unfair competition, domain name disputes, counterfeit goods, contract disputes and consumer class actions. Mr. Feirman also consults on a range of intellectual property matters for corporate mergers and acquisitions, with a principal focus on copyright law.
Mr. Feirman currently serves on the Copyright and Literary Property Committee of the New York City
Bar, and has authored numerous amicus briefs,
articles and publications addressing emerging issues in copyright, trademark and unfair competition law, including the chapter on “Appeals” in the recently published ABA Copyright Litigation Strategies treatise. In addition, Mr. Feirman represents a variety of musicians,
artists and authors on a pro bono basis.
Significant representations include:
- The National Football League and its member clubs in obtaining dismissal of a complaint brought by sports photographers asserting claims including copyright infringement;
- Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. in multiple litigations and arbitrations, including securing a favorable jury verdict and post-trial relief against Del Monte Corporation for false advertising and breach of a trademark license agreement;
- MGA Entertainment Inc. in obtaining summary judgment against a claim of copyright infringement by the company’s “Bratz” dolls and affirmance of that judgment on appeal;
- Red Bull North America and its corporate parent in the defense of multiple pending putative class actions across the country challenging the nature and content of Red Bull’s advertising statements concerning its products’ benefits;
- The National Football League, National Basketball Association, PGA Tour and Major League Baseball in amicus briefs submitted to multiple U.S. Courts of Appeals concerning copyright issues and compulsory licensing in the FilmOnX/Aereokiller internet rebroadcasting cases;
- The National Collegiate Athletic Association, National Basketball Association, National Football League, National Hockey League and Major League Baseball in securing multiple victories both at the district court and circuit court levels to prevent the state of New Jersey from authorizing and regulating gambling activities on the sports organizations’ athletic events;
- Jackson Hewitt Tax Service in litigating and ultimately settling a Lanham Act false advertising lawsuit against H&R Block; and
- The Walt Disney Company in its $4 billion acquisition of Lucasfilm, Ltd.