Intellectual property, trade secrets and entertainment

Leader & Berkon LLP has decades of experience representing clients in copyright, trademark and trade secret disputes, including handling many cases with an international scope and involving foreign law issues. We aggressively protect against the infringement of our clients' valuable intellectual property and also vigorously and effectively defend against infringement claims.

We have experience prosecuting and defending claims involving apparel and shoes, luggage, toys and dolls, literary works, motion pictures, sports broadcasts and music. Leader & Berkon also handles the filing and registration of trademarks and copyrights.

On the trade secrets front, Leader & Berkon has obtained, and also defended and defeated, many applications for TROs and Preliminary Injunctions. We have aggressively pursued theft of trade secrets claims on behalf of major software providers, manufacturers of precision equipment, chemical companies and leading financial institutions. We also handle cyber-security issues and are currently prosecuting claims on behalf of one of the world's largest chemical and technology companies related to data breaches.

Leader & Berkon has also handled entertainnment-related disputes involving a range of issues, from the collection of music royalties throughout the world, to management and talent agent disputes, both in New York and in California, to contract disputes involving motion picture distributors, film production companies and music promoters. We have also prosecuted and defended copyoright and trademark disputes for artists, writers, actors, directors and other entertainment professionals.