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Christine Lepera

Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

New York, NY, USA


Practice Area

Entertainment & New Media

Entertainment Litigation

Intellectual Property & Technology

Litigation

Legal Expertise

Christine Lepera focuses her practice on the entertainment and media industries, as a litigator and strategic advisor and is a co-chair of the Entertainment and IP Litigation Practice Groups. Christine’s practice covers the landscape of entertainment/media disputes and issues, including claims of copyright and trademark infringement, unfair competition, right of publicity/privacy violations, and industry contract and commercial disputes. Christine has represented many leading entertainers and entertainment/media companies, including those mentioned in the representative matters below.

Industry Focus

Media & Entertainment

Representative Matters

  • Will Loomis v. Jessica Cornish p/k/a Jessie J, et al., United States District Court, Central District of California. Obtain summary judgment for UK artist “Jessie J” and other defendants in connection with alleged copyright infringement over song “Domino” (2013-2014).
  • Linda Elaine Good, et al. v. Tahliah Barnett, et al., United States District Court, Central District of California. Obtain dismissal of trademark-related TRO/preliminary injunction application against UK artist “Twigs” and other defendants (2014).
  • Obtained dismissal of right of privacy and related claims on behalf of TV production company and media defendants in connection with reality television program.
  • Represent prominent developer of Cut the Rope games in privacy litigation and other commercial disputes (2012-2013).
  • Represent prominent independent music publishing company Songs Music Publishing in copyright and related litigation. Represent The Black Keys in copyright/Lanham Act litigations (2012-2013).
  • Represent Aubrey Drake Graham p/k/a “Drake” in connection with copyright and trademark litigation.
  • Represent Emmy Award winning documentary film production company and other defendants in connection with trademark infringement claim involving media works.
  • Represent the band LIVE in connection with trademark and contractual disputes with former member (2012-2013).
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