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Eric J. Shimanoff

Cowan Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.

New York, NY, USA


Eric J. Shimanoff is a partner with the law firm of Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C. Eric is a litigator with a broad range of experience, focusing primarily on intellectual property matters, including copyright, trademark, unfair competition, patent, right of publicity and Internet-related issues. Eric has counseled and litigated on behalf of clients in a wide range of industries, including music, fashion, sports, pharmaceutical, finance, healthcare, software, retail, video game, publishing, entertainment, candy and confections, apparel, automotive, scientific research, art and various consumer products. Eric has extensive experience in both state and federal courts, in contested proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office and in UDRP domain name dispute proceedings before the World Intellectual Property Organization and the National Arbitration Forum. Eric also conducts clearances and prosecutes applications for trademarks and copyrights worldwide.

Eric graduated summa cum laude from New York Law School in 2002, where he was the recipient of the Victor Herbert Copyright Scholarship, was a Notes and Comments Editor on the New York Law School Law Review and won first place in the ASCAP Nathan Burkan Memorial Copyright Writing Competition. Eric holds a Masters degree in Music from the New England Conservatory of Music (1997) and a Bachelor's degree in Music from the State University of New York at Binghamton (1994). Prior to becoming an attorney, Eric taught music and musical theatre at a performing arts high school in Manhattan and directed and musical directed several musicals in New York and Boston.

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