New York


Practice area

IP STARS Reviews


Proskauer Rose's New York IP practice consists of copyright, false advertising and trademark, non-compete and trade secrets, patent law and privacy and data security sub-practices. The firm is highly recommended for copyright and trademark litigation in the state. It is also recommended for its practice in patent and trademark prosecution matters.

The firm’s IP team is supported by notable practitioners Brendan O’Rourke, Charles Sims and Sandra Crawshaw-Sparks. O’Rourke is current co-chair of the false advertising and trademark group. He has tried numerous cases involving trademark, trade dress, unfair competition, false advertising and copyright claims. Sims is experienced in copyright, First Amendment and defamation cases. He has significant trial and appellate expertise. Crawshaw-Sparks is active in the copyright and entertainment area.

Copyright & related rights

In the copyright area, the firm was active for U2, Hasbro, BMG Rights Management and the Recording Academy.


Patent clients include British Telecommunications, the Eclipse Foundation, Church & Dwight, MPEG LA and Proneuron Technologies.

Trade mark

The firm continues to be active in trademark disputes, including a recent matter for Target in the Southern District of New York related to infringement claims brought by clothing company Universal Standard. The pending matter involves a $400 million damages claim against the client.

Additional trademark clients include Novartis Pharma, Corsearch, Sandoz and LemonKind.